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Parent Involvement Policy

Title I School-Level Parental Involvement Policy

Stanley Mosk Elementary School

2016 – 2017

Stanley Mosk has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents. The policy is available in the front office at any time.  In addition, parents can meet with the Principal or Categorical Program Adviser/Assistant Principal to further discuss the policy.  The policy is reviewed and updated annually.  In addition, it is component of the comprehensive School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

Stanley Mosk Elementary School’s policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements. [Title I Parental Involvement, 20 USC 6318(a)-(f)]

1.     Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program:

Stanley Mosk Elementary School does the following: Convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students of Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program

The school-wide annual Title I meeting is conducted in the fall corresponding with a school-wide activity such as Back to School Night.

Offers a flexible number of meetings:

There will be a flexible number of parent meetings at convenient times and fulfills the requirements relating to Title I requirements.

Involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of its Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy

Parents are involved in organizing, reviewing and improving Title I programs and the Title I Parental involvement policy, primarily through the School Site Council.  In addition, parents can request conferences with the Principal and/or the Categorical Program Adviser / Assistant Principal review the Title I program and the Title I parental involvement policy.

Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs

        Stanley Mosk regularly informs parents about Title I programs through various means including: Newsletters, Bulletins, Marquee, Flyers, and the school’s Website.  The goal is to provide all relevant information to parents in a timely manner.

Provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum, assessments, and proficiency levels of students are expected to meet

Stanley Mosk will provide a description and explanation of the curriculum, instruction, and academic  assessments as well as student proficiency levels through: Bulletins, Flyers, Newsletters, Back to  School Night, parent trainings, conferences, meetings, and the school’s website.  Expected proficiency levels and standards will be discussed.  In addition, parents can request individual parent-teacher conferences.

Provides parents of Title I students, if requested, with opportunities for regular meetings to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children

Stanley Mosk will submit any written comments from parents in regards to the school’s plan when it is submitted to the District.  Parents have the opportunity to participate by become members of SSC.  Also, they can request to be a guest speaker at a regularly scheduled SSC meeting.

2.     School-Parent Compact

Stanley Mosk Elementary School has jointly developed with and distributed to parents of Title I students a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.  It also describes how the school and parents will develop a partnership to help children reach proficiency on the California content standards.  The school-parent compact describes the following items in addition to items added by parents of Title I students:

The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction.

The parent’s responsibility to support their children’s learning.

The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at least, annual conferences, reports on student progress, access to staff, and opportunities to volunteer and participate in and observe the educational program.

The School-Parent Compact will be signed at the first parent-teacher conference in order that parent, students, and staff understand and accept responsibility for their student’s learning.

3.     Building Capacity for Involvement

Stanley Mosk Elementary School engages Title I parents in meaningful interactions with the school.  It supports a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.  To help reach these goals, the school does the following:  Assists Title I parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.

Stanley Mosk will provide assistance to parents in understanding the state academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor their child’s progress.  The Categorical Program Adviser / Assistant Principal will work in conjunction with the Parent Center Director and through the Parent Center to provide this assistance.

Provides materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children’s achievement.

Stanley Mosk will provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their child’s achievement.  Training will include literacy, math, and English Language Development instruction.  This will be coordinated by the Categorical Program Adviser / Assistant Principal and the Parent Center Director.

Educates staff, with the assistance of Title I parents, in the value of parent contributions and how to work with parents as equal partners.

Stanley Mosk will educate the staff in the value and utility of contributions of parents and in how to reach out to communicate with and work with parents as equal partners.

Coordinates and integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs and conducts other activities, such as parent resource center, that encourages and supports parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.

Stanley Mosk will coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs through direction of the Principal.  This will be coordinated by the Principal, Categorical Program Adviser / Assistant Principal, and the Parent Center Director.