320R - Programs for Disadvantaged Students

Consultation With Parents and Teachers

The board has approved a written policy assuring that parents of children being served in the Title I program have an adequate opportunity to participate in the planning, design, and implementation of the programs. The following regulations apply:

1. Notify each child's parents in a timely manner that the child has been selected to participate in Title I and why the child has been selected.

2. Inform each child's parents of the specific instructional objectives for the child and develop a school-parent compact indicating procedures for accomplishing them.

3. Report to each child's parents on the child's progress.

4. Establish conferences between individual parents and teachers.

5. Provide materials and suggestions to parents to help them promote the education of their children at home.

6. Train parents to promote the education of their children at home.

7. Provide timely information concerning the Title I program (i.e., program plans and evaluation).

8. Solicit parents' suggestions in the planning, development, and operation of the program.

9. Consult with parents about how the school can work with parents to achieve the program's objectives.

10. Provide timely responses to parents' recommendations.

11. Facilitate participation by parents in school activities.

12. Establish a parent advisory council.

13. Educational personnel shall be readily available to parents.

14. Parents of participating children shall be permitted to observe Title I activities.

15. Parents shall be provided opportunities for regular meetings to formulate parental input, if parents desire.

16. Parents shall be made aware of parental involvement requirements and other relevant provisions of the program.

17. Reasonable support for parental involvement activities shall be provided as parents may request.

18. Parental involvement activities shall be coordinated, to the extent possible, with other programs funded under the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 and state and locally funded programs.

19. To the extent practicable, information, programs, and activities shall be provided in a language and form that the parents understand.

20. Parents shall be consulted at least annually to assess the effectiveness of the parental involvement program and to determine what actions, if any, need to be taken to increase parental participation.

Approved: December 20, 1993

Amended: August 5, 1996