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Parent Involvement Policy

San Diego Unified School District

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Financial Planning, Monitoring and Accountability Department


BENITO JUAREZ ELEMENTARY

Title I Parent Involvement Policy

In the fall, an annual meeting will be held to share with parents a description of the Title I program and its requirements.


Juarez has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents. Parental input is welcomed and valued in this process at the School Site Council (SSC)/Site Governance Team (SGT)/Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) meetings, as well as at Chat with the Principal and PTO meetings.

Juarez distributes the policy to parents of Title I students at Back To School Night in early September of the new school year. Additional copies are made available in the school office and on the school website.

The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(a)-(f) inclusive].

Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program

To involve parents in the Title I program at Juarez, the following practices have been established:

  • The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program. This meeting takes place prior to classroom visits at Back to School Night.

  • Additionally, Juarez convenes informal Chat with the Principal meetings, as well as PTO meetings in the mornings, and during the school day.

  • The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school's Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy. All parents are welcome to attend SSC, ELAC, and PTO meetings, as well as the Chat with the Principal, to review the Title I Parent Involvement Policy and provide input.

  • The school provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs at the Back To School Night Parent Meeting. Additionally, Title I documents are posted on the school website and available for review in the school office.

  • The school provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet. This takes place during Back To School Night during the Classroom Teacher Presentations and review of the curriculum. At monthly Chats with the Principal, curriculum is reviewed with parents, along with summaries of current professional development.

  • If requested by parents of Title I students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. Parents are welcome and encouraged to submit ideas for meeting topics via a parent survey sent home at the beginning of the school year.

*It may be helpful to include the parental involvement policy review in the annual review of the Single Plan for Student Achievement.

**The policy must be updated periodically to meet changing needs of parents and the school. If the school has a process in place for involving parents in planning and designing the school's programs, the school may use that process if it includes adequate representation of parents of Title I children. [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(c) (3)]

School-Parent Compact


Juarez Elementary distributes to parents of Title I students a school-parent compact. The compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State's high academic standards. It addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents of Title I students.


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


- The ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children's learning


- The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at a minimum, annual parent-teacher conferences; frequent reports on student progress; access to staff; opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child's class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities

- Information is included in newsletters, school-wide messages, PTO meetings, SSC, and parent conferences

- SSC Meeting dates and times are public and parents/community are invited to attend


Building Capacity for Involvement


Juarez Elementary 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 has established the following practices.


The school provides Title I parents with assistance in understanding the State's academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.

- Information is included in newsletters, school-wide messages, PTO meetings, SSC, and parent conferences

- SSC Meeting dates and times are public and parents/community are invited to attend


  • The school provides Title I parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children's achievement.
  • Information is included in newsletters, school-wide messages, PTO meetings, SSC, and parent conferences
  • SSC Meeting dates and times are public and parents/community are invited to attend

With the assistance of Title I parents, the school educates staff members about the value of parent contributions, and in how to work with parents as equal partners.

-Information is included in newsletters, school-wide messages, PTO meetings, SSC, and parent conferences

- SSC Meeting dates and times are public and parents/community are invited to attend


The school coordinates and integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other activities, such as parent resource centers, to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.

- Information is included in newsletters, school-wide messages, PTO meetings, SSC, and parent conferences

- SSC Meeting dates and times are public and parents/community are invited to attend


The school distributes Information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to Title I parents in a format and language that the parents understand.

- Information is included in newsletters, school-wide messages, PTO meetings, SSC, and parent conferences

- SSC Meeting dates and times are public and parents/community are invited to attend


The school provides support for parental involvement activities requested by Title I parents.

- Information is included in newsletters, school-wide messages, PTO meetings, SSC, and parent conferences

- SSC Meeting dates and times are public and parents/community are invited to attend


Accessibility


Juarez Elementary provides opportunities for the participation of all Title I parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents understand. Forms and documents are sent home to the families in a variety of different language to meet the community's needs.

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