TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY
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TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY

Lawrence County Schools understand cooperation between home and school is essential

in a successful educational program. The parent is the child’s first and most significant teacher.

This relationship must continue and be strengthened throughout the process of education. The

Lawrence County Board of Education is committed to building a strong home-school partnership

in order to achieve desired educational outcomes. This partnership will be strengthened with

policies designed with consultation from parents and educators to plan, review, and improve

school programs.

A Title I Advisory Group, consisting of parents, teachers, principal, administrator, and

community and business representative, worked to develop the system’s parental involvement

policy. Each school will also develop a parental involvement policy.

All school entities must work to integrate parental involvement strategies under other

programs such as Even Start and Head Start.

An annual evaluation will be conducted to determine the content, effectiveness, or any

barriers to increasing participation in parent activities, and to design strategies for school

improvement or revising parental involvement policies.

Each eligible Title I schools and Schools submitting a Continuous Improvement Plan

(CIP) shall include the following requirements in their Parental Involvement Policy:

An annual meeting will be held to explain the parental involvement program, and parent

rights to be involved in planning, review, and improvement of school programs. Flexible

meeting times will be scheduled to accommodate working parents.

School performance and individual student assessment results will be interpreted to

parents, as well as descriptions and explanations of curriculum. National educational

goals, forms of assessments to measure student progress, and proficiency levels students

are expected to meet will also be provided to parents.

Parent recommendations and shared experiences relating to improving the education of

children will be welcomed.

Teachers and staff will realize the value of contributions of parents and how to work with

parents as partners.

Materials and training to help parents work with their children will be available, as well

as activities to help parents learn about child development and child rearing.

School parent compacts will be developed by the school system, and implemented in all

Title I and schools completing Continuous Improvement Plans (CIP).

The Lawrence County Title I and/or Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) Policy will

comply with all federal regulations and assurances.

Adopted: April 1, 1996

Addendum Adopted: November 4, 2002

Revised: March 7, 2005

Revised: December 3, 2007

ADDENDUM TO POLICY FILE #KCAB

In order to comply with No Child Left Behind law, the Parental Involvement Policy and

Parental Involvement Plan for the Lawrence County School System will have the following

addendum:

Parents Right To Know

If a school receiving Title I funds fail to make adequate yearly progress:

Parents of children in the school will be notified of this condition.

An explanation of this condition will be made to the parents.

An explanation of how the parents can get involved will be addressed. Support to the

school will be explained to parents.

An annual explanation of how the parents can get involved will be addressed. Support to

the school will be explained to parents.

If a school receiving Title I funds fails to make adequate yearly progress and this results in the

school being identified as a School in Need of Improvement:

Parents will be notified of their rights for their children to be transported to another

school.

Parents of children who qualify will be given the opportunity for their children to

participate in supplemental services approved by the State and the Lawrence County

Board of Education.

Parents of each student attending Title I and/or schools completing Continuous Improvement

Plans (CIP) will be notified each year that they may request information regarding the

professional qualifications of their child’s teachers(s). Request will be processed and answered

within ten (10) working days after receiving. Parents will be provided information on their

child’s level of achievement on annual state assessments. Interpreters will be available when

needed. Parents of Title I schools and/or those completing Continuous Improvement Plans will

be notified in a timely manner when their child is being taught for four consecutive weeks by a

teacher who is not highly qualified.

The No Child Left Behind Law states that “Beginning with the first day of the first school year after the date of

enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, each local educational agency receiving assistance under this

part shall ensure that all teachers hired after such date and teaching in a program supported with funds under this

part are highly qualified. As part of the plan described in section 1111, each State educational agency receiving

assistance under this part shall develop a plan to ensure that all teachers teaching in core academic subjects within

the State are highly qualified no later than the end of the 2005-2006 school year.

Addendum Adopted: November 4, 2002

Revised: March 7, 2005

Revised: December 3, 2007

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