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PO= LICY

Magnolia

Board of Education

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Section: = Program

2415.04. = TITLE I - PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT (M)

Date Crea= ted: March, 2009

Date Edit= ed: December, 2010

2415.04- TITLE I - PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT (M)

TITLE I – DISTRICT-WIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

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GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

The school district wil= l put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its schools with Title I, Part A programs, consistent w= ith Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Those programs, activities, and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.

Consistent with Section= 1118, the school district will work with its schools to ensure that the required school-level parental involvement policies meet the requirements of Secti= on 1118(b) of the ESEA, and each include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with Section 1118(d) of the ESEA.

The school district will incorporate this District-Wide Parental Involvement Policy into its school district’s plan developed under Section 1112 of the ESEA.

In carrying out the Tit= le I, Part A parental involvement requirements, to the extent practicable, the school district and its schools will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under Section 1111 of the ESEA in= an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.=

If the school district&= #8217;s plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112 of the ESEA, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school district will submit any parent comments with the plan when the school district submits the plan to the New Jersey Department of Education.

In the event the school district is required to reserve and spend at least one percent of the district’s Title I, Part A allocation, the school district will inv= olve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions ab= out how these funds will be spent and will ensure that not less than ninety-f= ive percent of the one percent reserved goes directly to the schools.

The school district wil= l be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, a= nd expects Title I schools in the district will carry out programs, activiti= es, and procedures in accordance with this definition:

Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving pupil academic learning and other school activities, including = ensuring-

1.        = ; That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;<= /span>

2.        = ; That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;

3.        = ; That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are includ= ed, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and

4.        = ; The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in Section 1118= of the ESEA.

In the event the State = of New Jersey or the New Jersey Department of Educat= ion has a Parental Information and Resource Center, the school district will inform parents and parental organizations of its purpose and existence.

DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL IMPLEMENT REQUIRED DISTRICT-WIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONE= NTS

Below is a description = of how the district will implement or accomplish each of the following components outlined below (Section 1118(a= )(2), ESEA):

1.     &n= bsp;   The district will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint = development of its district-wide parental involvement plan under Section 1112 of the ESEA:

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

2.     &n= bsp;   The district will take the following actions to involve parents in the proces= s of school review and improvement under Section 1116 of the ESEA:

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

3.     &n= bsp;   The district will provide the followi= ng necessary coordination, technical assistance, and other support to assist Title I, Part A schools in planning and implementing effective parental involvement activities to improve pupil academic achievement and school performance:

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

4.     &n= bsp;   The school district will coordinate and integrate parental involvement strate= gies in Part A with parental involvement strategies under the following other programs: (Insert progra= ms, such as: Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, Pare= nts As Teachers, Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters, and State-operated preschool programs), by:

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

5.     &n= bsp;   The school district will take the following actions to conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effective= ness of this Parental Involvement Policy in improving the quality of its Title= I, Part A schools. The evaluation will include identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in parental involvement activities (with particu= lar attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, ha= ve limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial = or ethnic minority background). The school district will use the findings of= the evaluation about its Parental Involvement Policy and activities to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary (and with the involvement of parents) its parental involvement policies.

(List actions, such as describing how the evaluation will be conducted, identif= ying who will be responsible for conducting it, and explaining what role paren= ts will play):

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

The school district wil= l build the school’s and parent’s capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the communi= ty to improve pupil academic achievement, through the following activities specifically described below:

1.     &n= bsp;   The school district will, with the assistance of its Title I, Part A schools, provide assistance to parents of children served by the school district or school, as appropriate, in understanding topics such as the following, by undertaking the actions described below:

    &nb= sp;      New JerseyR= 17;s academic content standards;

    &nb= sp;      New JerseyR= 17;s pupil academic achievement standards;

    &nb= sp;      The New Jersey and local academic assessments including alternate assessments;

    &nb= sp;      The requirements of Part A;

    &nb= sp;      How to monitor their child’s progress; and

    &nb= sp;      How to work with educators.

(List activities, such as workshops, conferences, classes, both in-State and out-of-State, including any equipment or other materials that may be necessary to ensure success.)

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

2.     &n= bsp;   The school district will, with the assistance of its schools, provide materia= ls and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training, and usi= ng technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement, by:

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

3.     &n= bsp;   The school district will, with the assistance of its schools and parents, edu= cate its teachers, pupil services personnel, Principals and other staff in how= to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools, by:

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

4.     &n= bsp;   The school district will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate = and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs= for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public prescho= ol and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in fully participating in the education of their children, by:

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

5.     &n= bsp;   The school district will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities= , is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:

a.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

b.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

c.     &n= bsp;   _______________________________

[Optional – to= be included if the district provides any discretionary activities-select the applicable activities below

DISCRETIONARY DISTRICT-WIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY ACTIVITIES<= /span>

The additional informat= ion outlined below lists and describes discretionary activities the school district, in consultation with its parents, may undertake to build parents’ capacity for involvement in the school and school system to support their children’s academic achievement:

___      = Involving parents in the development of training for teachers, Principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of that training;

___      = Providing necessary literacy training for parents from Title I, Part A funds, if the school district has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for that training;

___      = Paying reasonable and necessary expenses associated with parental involvement activities, including transportation and child care costs, to enable pare= nts to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions;

___      = Training parents to enhance the involvement of other parents;

___      = In order to maximize parental involvement and participation in their children’s education, arranging school meetings at a variety of tim= es, or conducting in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend those conferences at school;

___      = Adopting and implementing model approaches to improving parental involvement;

___      = Establishing a district-wide parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in Title I, Part A programs;

___      = Developing appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses, inclu= ding faith-based organizations, in parental involvement activities; and

___      = Providing other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under Section 1118 as parents may request.

___      = _________________________________________

___      = _________________________________________

___      = ________________________________________ ]

ADOPTION

This District-Wide Pare= ntal Involvement Policy has been developed jointly, and agreed on with parents= of children participating in Title I, Part A programs. This Policy will be distributed to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children in an understandable and uniform <= span style=3D'letter-spacing:-.05pt'>format and, to the extent practicable, in= a language the parents understan= d, at the beginning of each school year or when the child is determined eligible and begins participating in Title I, Part A programs.

United States Departmen= t of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance – Appendix D- District-Wide Paren= tal Involvement Policy

Adopted: 22, December 2= 010

 

 

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