Policy EDAA Title I - Parent Involvement
Issue Date: April 17, 2019
1. The school district will put into operation programs, activities and procedures for the engagement of parents in all of its schools with Title I, Part A programs, consistent with section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Those programs, activities and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
2. Consistent with section 1116, the school district will work with its schools to ensure that the required school-level parental engagement policies meet the requirements of section 1116 (b) of the ESSA, and each include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with section 1116(d) of ESSA.
3. In carrying out the Title I, Part A parental engagement requirements, to the extent practicable, the school district and its schools will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under 1116 of the ESSA in an understandable and uniform format and, including alternative formats upon request, and to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.
4. If the LEA plan for Title I, Part A, developed under section 1112 of the ESSA is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school district will submit any parent comments with the plan when the school district submits the plan to the State Department of Education.
5. The school district will engage the parents of children served in Title 1, Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental engagement, and expects that its Title I schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition:
Parental engagement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including insuring -
1. That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning.
2. That parents are encouraged to be actively engaged in their child’s education at school;
3. That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.
4. The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1116 of the ESSA.