The Board recognizes that parent involvement contributes to the achievement of academic standards by students participating in Title 1 programs. The Board views the education of students as a cooperative effort among school, parents and community.
The district and parents of students participating in Title 1 programs shall jointly develop and agree upon a written parent involvement policy. When developing and implementing this policy, the district shall ensure the policy describes how the district will:
1. Involve parents in the joint development of the district’s overall Title 1 plan and the process of school review and improvement.
2. Provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist participating schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance.
3. Develop activities that promote the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parent involvement.
4. Coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies with appropriate programs.
5. Involve parents in an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the policy in improving the academic quality of schools served under Title 1.
6. Identify barriers to participation by parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority.
7. Use findings of annual evaluations to design strategies for more effective parent involvement.
8. Involve parents in the activities of schools served under Title 1.
The Board shall adopt and distribute the parent involvement policy, which shall be incorporated into the district’s Title 1 plan and shall, with parent involvement, be evaluated annually.
For further information contact the district instructional programs office at (509) 332-3144.
State Report Card
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