PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN TITLE I SCHOOLS
In accordance with P.L. 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Section 1118, (2), (A-F), Caldwell County Schools will annually:
- Involve parents in the development of the LEA Title I Plan by putting the plan before the county PTA/PTO Council for their review/input and requesting that each Title I School use its PTA/PTO Executive Committee to review and give input into the plan.
- Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist Title I schools to develop and implement the 13 required parent involvement components of their school improvement plans using at least their proportional share of the 1% mandatory budget allocation.
- Request that the Title I School's PTA/PTO Executive Committee/Leadership Team review and provide input into revisions of the entire school improvement plan based on current data.
- Ensure that school improvement plans build/foster parent leadership capacity.
- Provide information to parents enabling them to understand the expectations of NCLB, especially those related to parent involvement and parent choice.
- Work to integrate parent involvement programs/strategies/activities in all programs.
- Review/evaluate the measurable outcomes resulting from school improvement plan implementation to ensure parental participation and leadership capacity increase incrementally.
- Provide forms for schools to document their required parent meetings.
- Provide forms for principals to record their efforts to involve parents as required under NCLB.
- Provide Parent-Student-School Compact forms for all students in Title I Schools.
- Provide forms to document mid-year progress in each school.
- Provide parent questionnaires to measure the schools' willingness for them to be equal partners in their children's education.
- In partnership with the county PTA/PTO Council, review the policy to see if they result in greater parental involvement and participation, and to recommend revisions if necessary.