To Assure Academic and Personal Success For Each Child

Parent Handbook

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is essential if the school system and parents are to maintain mutual confidence and respect and work together to improve the quality of education for all students. Therefore, parents may, among other activities:

  1. Provide specific talents to complement and extend the instructional services of the classroom teacher;
  2. Serve in advisory capacity for curriculum development projects;
  3. Express ideas and concerns by responding to surveys and other information gathering devices;
  4. Be actively involved in parent-teacher groups; and
  5. Serve on citizen’s advisory

Title 1

The school system shall implement the Title I Program, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Parental input into the planning, design and implementation of the Title I Program, by sending out a parent survey at the end of the school
  2. Meaningful consultation of parents of participating children in the planning, design, and implementation of the Title I Program. Conferences will be scheduled with parents twice a
  3. Organized, systematic, ongoing, informed and timely consultation in relation to decisions about the program. This information is provided through the Title I newsletter and progress
  4. Activities and procedures for the involvement of parents that are of sufficient size, scope and quality to give reasonable promise of substantial progress toward achieving the required goals. Parent seminars and monthly planned activities may be

To ensure that parents of children being served have an adequate opportunity to participate in planning, designing, and implementing the Title I Program, the system shall:

  1. Convene an annual meeting to explain the programs and activities available under Title I to which all parents of participating children, including migrant students, Limited English Proficient students, and Headstart and Pre-K students must be
  2. Provide parents of participating children, including migrant students, Limited English Proficient students, Headstart, and Pre-K students with reports and explanations of their child’s
  3. To the extent practical, conduct a parent/teacher conference with parents of each participating child to discuss the child’s progress, placement, and methods the parents can use to complement the child’s
  4. Make educational personnel under the Title I Program, including pupil services personnel, readily accessible to parents.
  5. Permit parents of participating children to observe Title I Program
  6. Provide opportunities for regular meetings with parents to formulate parental input into the program if they
  7. Provide parents of participating children with a copy of this Parent Involvement Policy as well as timely information about the
  8. Make parents aware of parent involvement requirements and other relevant provisions of the
  9. Provide reasonable support for parental involvement activities parents may
  10. Coordinate, to the extent possible, parent activities with programs funded under other
  11. To the extent practicable, provide information, programs, and activities for parents in a language and form that parents
  12. Annually assess, through consultation with parents, the effectiveness of the parent involvement program and determine what action needs to be taken, if any, to increase parent
  13. Utilize the school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement and the means by which the school and the parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve according to high

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Legal References:

PL 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
T.C.A. §49-6-7001-7003, Parent Educational Participation Act

Tennessee State Board of Education Policy No. 4.207, Parent/Family Involvement