Parental Involvement Policy
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Parent Involvement Plan

 

The Dale County School System recognizes that improving the achievement of all students is a shared responsibility among parents and teachers. To this end, the Title I staff of the school system will work toward building and maintaining a strong parent-school partnership that provides for meaningful and regular communication involving student academic learning and other school activities.
The Parent Involvement Plan outlines the school district’s intent to provide leadership in working with all stakeholders to assure their participating in the development and implementation of strategies that seek to ensure school success for students in participating Title I schools. Coordination, assistance, and other support, as necessary, will be provided to help the Title I Parent Involvement Plan at the local school.
The Dale County School System will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its district wide Parental Involvement Plan under section 1112 of the elementary and Secondary Education Act:
* Establish a district wide Parent Involvement Advisory Committee comprised of stakeholders of participating Title I, Part A schools;
* Provide notice to all parents of participating Title I, Part A schools of the Parental Involvement Plan and establish procedures for parent review and comment;
*The Dale County School System will take the following action to involve parents in the process of school review and improvement under Section 1116 of the ESEA;

  •  Disseminate school report cards and other accountability information in a timely manner;
  •  Respond to inquiries from parents on their school and their child’s progress in a timely manner;
  •  Include parents on advisory committees;
  •  Establish procedures for parent review and comment on school level Title I Plan implementation.

The Dale County School System will provide the following necessary coordination, technical assistance, and other support to assist Title I, Part A schools in planning and implementing effective parental involvement activities to improve academic achievement and school performance.
* Provide resources for professional development related to effective parental involvement for teachers, administrators, and selected parent representatives;
*Schedule periodic reviews of the Parental Involvement Plan implementation and provide collaboration and technical assistance to the school-level parent involvement committee(s);
*Assure that at least 95% of the minimum of 1% of each fiscal year’s Title I funding is allocated to Title I participating schools to support school level parental involvement activities.
The Dale County School System will take the following actions to conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this parent involvement plan in improving the quality of its Title I, Part A schools. The school district will use the findings from the evaluation to design strategies for more effective parental involvement and to revise, if necessary its Parent Involvement Plan.

  • Conduct an annual survey of parents in Title I participating schools during the school year;
  • Construct survey questions to identify barriers to greater participation of parents in parental involvement activities;
  • Survey at least a random sample of parents in every classroom in participating Title I schools;
  • Compile and analyze aggregate survey results;
  • Disaggregate survey results by Title I schools to provide evaluation information to individual Title I schools parent involvement committees.
  • The Dale County School System will build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong, effective parental involvement that will help to ensure academic achievement through the following activities:

* Assist schools to plan informational workshops for parents that inform them of the State’s academic content standards, achievement standards, types of student assessments, how to monitor their child’s progress, and how to collaborate with their child’s teacher in assuring that achievement standards are met;
*Assist schools in planning for and providing materials and training that help parents work with their child to ensure achievement of grade level academic content standards;
*Assist school faculties, administration and pupil services personnel in understanding and valuing the role of parents as team partners in the education of all students;
*Assist schools in designing written communication that is uniform and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.

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