School District 46-1
Policy on Parent Involvement
“To Build Knowledge and Skills for
Success Today and Tomorrow”
It is the intent of Meade School District 46-1’s
Title I program to encourage parental involvement, which is vital to and an
integral part of the successful achievement of every child in the program.
The district will take the following steps for parental involvement:
- Notify each child’s parents, in a timely manner,
that their child has been selected to participate in Title I. The
reasons that their child was chosen along with the assessment methods
- Provide a compact to be signed by the student,
parent, teacher, and administrator, agreeing to support and encourage
each child to be successful in gaining additional skills through Title
- Inform parents of their child’s progress,
placement, proficiency level, and methods they can use to complement
their child’s instruction at least on a quarterly basis, including
- Conduct family nights, with invited parent input,
at different grade levels and buildings, which will promote the
partnership between student, parent, and school. Math and reading
activities will be provided to promote the love of learning.
Information will be available from other community education
organizations at each family night.
- Invite and encourage all parents of Title I
eligible children to attend at least one meeting per year to share
goals, program focus, and activities provided to the students, as well
as to obtain input from parents about future program planning. This
meeting time will be flexible to best meet the needs of the Title I
families. Parents will also be informed of their right and privilege to
consult in the design and implementation of Title I programs.
- Include information about Title I and suggestions
to enrich learning in the school newsletters.
- Furnish materials and suggestions to parents in a
language and form, which will help them promote education at home.
- Give each parent an opportunity to fill out a
survey at the end of the school year to assess the Title I policy and
program. Results from the survey will be used to design strategies for
program and policy improvement and high student performance.
- Review annually, with parents and the community,
the progress of each school participating in Title I as measured by the
state assessment and multiple measures described in the local
- Encourage parents to become involved in their
child’s program through volunteer work, parent conferences, and parent
training to work with their child at home. Information will be included
in the newsletters, phone calls, and notes home. Parents will be
encouraged to observe and volunteer in their child’s classroom and to
attend school-sponsored activities.
- Solicit parents’ suggestions and provide timely
responses to parents’ recommendations.
- Arrange for the Title I staff and director to be
readily accessible to parents upon request.
- Supply upon request, to parents, information
concerning the Title I law, regulations, and instructional programs
funded under Title I.
- Provide parents and students reasonable access and
accommodations to meeting space, information, and materials.
- Ensure opportunities, to the extent practicable,
for full participation of parents who lack literacy skills or whose
native language is not English.
- Coordinate parental involvement strategies under
programs, such as, Head Start, Parent as Teachers, and certified
- Conduct an annual evaluation of the content and
effectiveness of the parent involvement policy.
Overall, Meade School District 46-1 will work to
promote a positive partnership between the parents and the Title I program.
Adopted September 21,
Revised December 2007
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(Please cut along the dotted line and send
the bottom portion back to school with your child.)
We need you, your great ideas, suggestions, and
concerns. Every year we have a Title I Parent Involvement Committee. This
group is made up of parents and teachers for the purpose of providing for
the needs of Title I students and parents. We plan programs, speakers,
films, and activities for the reading and math programs that you are invited
to attend throughout the school year. If you have any topic you would like
discussed or a speaker you would like to hear, please let us know. Parents
that would like to be on the committee can call the school or return the
bottom of this paper. We meet annually during the school year. Thank you
from the Title I staff.
Name Child’s Name
Would you like to be on the committee?
for our committee?
TITLE 1 PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY