9110.1 Title 1 Parent and Family Member Engagement

The Grand Island Public School District intends to meet the expectations of the parental involvement guidelines in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 through the following activities and when feasible, in a language that parents understand:

  1. Involve parents in developing the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan
  2. Plan parental involvement activities
  3. Involve parents in activities
  4. Build capacity for strong parent involvement
  5. Coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies with other programs
  6. Conduct an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the Parent and Family Engagement Guidelines

Each school that receives Title I Funds shall distribute these guidelines to parents of all students attending the school.  The school shall:

  1. Convene annual meeting(s) at convenient time(s) to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend
    1. the agenda will inform parents of their school’s participation in the Title I program, explain what Title I is and the requirements associated with it and the parent’s right to be involved
  2. Involve parents in the planning, review and improvement of the Parent and Family Engagement Plan
    1. Parent surveys, parent meetings, parent/teacher conferences, social media, are all examples of how this may be accomplished
  3. Provide parents with timely information regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment practices and proficiency levels
    1. Parent/family nights (i.e. Back to School Events, Literacy Nights)
    2. Parent/teacher conferences twice a year
    3. Report cards sent home three times per year at elementary and middle school
  4. Provide opportunities for parents to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children
    1. Parent/teacher conferences
    2. Response to Intervention Process
    3. IEP meetings
  5. Involve parents in the development and review of a school-parent compact that outlines shared responsibility for improved student academic achievement
    1. Title I parent meeting
    2. Parent/teacher conferences
  6. Provide assistance, opportunities, and/or materials for helping parents to understand topics relating to their student’s academic achievement in a format and when feasible, in a language that parents can understand
    1. Interpreters attend meetings
    2. Communication is sent home in English and Spanish, other languages as needed
  7. Parents of all students are welcome and encouraged to be involved in their child’s education.  Accommodations will be provided for parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background, or are parents of migratory children
    1. Interpreters (language, hearing) available and utilized as needed
    2. Migrant facilitators available to support migrant families
    3. ADA accessible buildings or meetings held in accessible locations
    4. School information is communicated in a variety of ways (social media, emails, newsletters, phone calls)

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