Code No. 505.8
PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Parent and family engagement is an important component in a student’s success in school. The board encourages parents and families to become involved in their child’s education to ensure the child’s academic success. The board will:
- Ensure parents and families are included in the development of the Title I Plan via the North Polk Partnership Committee (formerly the School Improvement Advisory Committee). This group, which includes parents and families, will annually review the Title I policy.
- Ensure a jointly developed school/parent and family compact outlines how parents and families, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement. This compact will be reviewed and distributed as part of the annual parent and family informational meeting.
- Ensure the Title I program provides opportunities for parents and families to become partners with the school in promoting the education of their children at home and school. Parents and families are given assistance monitoring their student’s progress through individual contacts, conferences, and the annual family meeting.
- Ensure parents and families are given assistance in understanding the state’s academic content standards and student achievement standards, local academic assessments, how to monitor a child’s progress and how to work with teachers to improve the achievement of their children.
- Ensure parent and family evaluation surveys are sent home with students near the end of each school year.
- Ensure parents and families are invited to attend an annual information meeting, as well as fall and spring conferences. Written progress reports are sent home each trimester to help parents and families monitor student’s progress. Parents and families are encouraged to participate in the annual summer reading program.
The board will review this policy annually. The superintendent is responsible for notifying parents and families of this policy annually or within a reasonable time after it has been amended during the school year. It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy
Legal References: 20 U.S.C. §6318
Cross References: 903.2 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
Reviewed: 04/11/2006, 03/24/2011, 03/22/2016