The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to apply for funding under Title I of the NCLB 2001 Act for projects designed to meet the unique educational needs of educationally deprived children. All Title I programs shall include input in their planning, design, implementation and evaluation from parents of public and private school students who participate in such programs. The District also shall encourage the participation of parents of students, who partake in Title I programs, in the education of their children. To that end, the District shall:
1. Invite parents of students who have been selected for Title I services to attend an informational meeting at the beginning of the school year. At the meeting, parents may expect to hear the criteria that the school district uses for selecting students, the program goals and materials used in the program and suggestions for how parents may help their children. The meeting also provides a forum for parents to make suggestions about Title I program improvements.
2. Provide the necessary support, including technical assistance, and coordination necessary to assist the school in planning and implementing effective parent involvement.
3. Involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely process for the planning, review and improvement of Title I programs and the policies affecting the program, particularly in regard to parent involvement.
4. Provide a workshop/meeting for parents during the school year. This informational workshop may include topics such as beginning literacy, student strategies, helping children read at home and discipline/behavior improvement strategies.
5. To the extent practical, fully involve parents of participating students who lack literacy skills or whose native language is not English.
6. Coordinate and integrate parental involvement into other program areas, i.e. Head Start and Pre-school special education services.
7. Build a partnership between home and school for the improvement of student achievement by conducting other activities, such as CDEP planning, Building and District level planning teams.
8. Support parent efforts, including training, where practical, to assist students in understanding program requirements and to foster motivation to complete school and homework.
9. Provide parents with their children’s individual assessment results in a manner that is understandable to parents.
10. Respond to parents’ suggestions in a timely manner.
11. Conduct an annual evaluation with the involvement of parents of the content and effectiveness of this policy in increasing the participation of parents in their children’s education.
20 U.S.C. 2726; 2731(a)(4)
34 CFR 200.4; 200.34
8 NYCRR §§100.3(b)(3); 100.4(f); 100.5(d)(4); 149.3(16)