Parent Involvement Policy

Coleman Junior High

School Parental Involvement Policy

2019-2020

 

Coleman Junior High agrees to implement the following statuary requirements:

  • Consistent with section 1118, the school will work to ensure that the required school level parental involvement policies meet the requirements of section 1118 of the ESEA, and each include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with section 1118(d) of the ESEA.
  • School will notify parents of the policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. The policy will be made available to the local community and updated annually to meet the changing needs of parents and the school.
  • In carrying out the Title I, Part A, parental involvement requirements, to the extent practicable, the school 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 section 1118 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform way and including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in language parents understand.
  • If the school-wide program plan for Title I, Part A, developed under section 1114(b) of the ESEA, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit any parent comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the local education agency (school district).
  • The school will involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent, and will ensure that not less than 95 percent of the 1 percent reserved goes directly to the schools.
  • The school will build its own, and the parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.
  • The school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under section 118 of the ESEA at the parents’ request.
  • The school will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition:

 

 

1.   Coleman Junior High will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its school parental involvement plan under section 1118 of the ESEA:

  • Invite parents via email, flyers, school messenger and social media to attend Campus Advisory Team (CEIC) meetings where the plan will be developed.
  • Provide information to parents of their right to be involved in the joint development of the parental involvement plan at the Annual Title I meeting.

 

2.  Coleman Junior High will take the following actions to involve parents in the process of school review and improvement under section 1116 of the ESEA:

  • Provide parents/guardians with the appropriate information:  program purpose, practice, and procedures.  Share initial actions, strategies, data, and new expectations in both English and Spanish.
  • Review and edit School-Parent Compact, Parent Involvement Policy, and Campus Improvement Plan.
  • Conduct a parent survey to receive input from parents.
 

3.  Coleman Junior High will hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs. The school will convene the meeting at a time convenient for parents and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend. The school will invite all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs to this meeting, and will encourage them to attend, by:

  • Providing notices to parents via School Messenger, emails, school website, flyers, and social media.

 

4.  Coleman Junior High will provide parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that include a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet by:

  • Provide notice to parents by emails, School Messenger, school website, flyers and social media

 

5.  Coleman Junior High will at the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible

 

6.  Coleman Junior High will provide each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the state assessment by:

  • Providing information throughout the year on the course outline, assignment information and district/campus grading procedures, and discuss concerns at parent/teacher conferences.
  • Providing STAAR Confidential Student Report
  • Providing student DCA scores.
  • Report cards
 

7.  Coleman Junior High will take the following actions to provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002) by:

  • A letter will be provided to parents.

 

8.  Coleman Junior High will provide assistance to parents of children served by the school, as appropriate, in understanding topics such as:

  • the state’s academic content standards,
  • the state’s student academic achievement standards,
  • the requirements of Part A,
  • how to monitor their child’s progress
  • how to work with educators
 

9.  Coleman Junior High will provide materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training, use of technology and  foster parental involvement, by:

  • Provide training to parents via Parent Education classes offered in the fall and spring.

 

10.  Coleman Junior High will, with the assistance of its parents, educate its teachers, student services personnel, principals and other staff in how to communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners by:

  • facilitating CEIC meetings, staff meetings, PTO meetings and provide professional learning opportunities throughout the year based off of campus needs.

 

11.  Coleman Junior High will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, conduct activities, that encourage parents in participating in the education of their children, by:

  • The campus will host Parent/Student Orientation, Family Involvement Night, Parent Education Classes and Open House.

 

12.  Coleman Junior High will take actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent-programs, is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable format, including alternative formats upon request, and to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:

 

This School Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs, as evidenced by meeting notes and sign-in sheets.

 

This policy was reviewed and revised October 16, 2019 and will be in effect for the 2019-2020 school year. The school will distribute this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children on or before Oct 30, 2019.