Fillmore Central commits to meeting all requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 as they apply to all Title I programs conducted within the District. This Policy and all procedural steps included in the implementation of this Policy have been developed jointly with parents and will be reviewed, evaluated regarding its effectiveness, and updated annually at a scheduled meeting for this purpose, held at a convenient time for staff and parents. Parents are encouraged to provide input into such review, evaluation and possible revisions. This Policy will be distributed to all parents annually, in a language that parents can understand.
The District recognizes the unique needs of students who are being served through the Title I Program and stresses the importance of parental involvement in the academic success of their children. Opportunities will be provided for parent involvement in their child’s education in the following manner:
- Parents will be involved in the planning, review, and improvement of the Parent Involvement Policy and School/Parent Compact through at least one annual meeting held at a convenient time.
- The annual meeting will be held each fall during the back to school open house. The meeting will inform parents about their child’s participation in Title I, explain what Title I is, and the requirements for Title I.
- The District will strive to increase opportunities that will help build the capacity for strong parental involvement in all aspects of the District’s programs.
- Fillmore Central will strive to increase Parental Involvement through meetings, materials provided to parents to provide assistance, and encourage volunteer opportunities within the school.
- Parents will be provided timely information regarding the District’s curriculum, academic assessments used, and proficiency levels expected of all students through a variety of communication methods utilized by the District to inform and involve parents as a partner in their child’s academic success.
- Parents will receive information through the student handbook, access to curriculum on the school website, Title I teacher website, parent teacher conferences, report cards and progress reports.
- Parents will be provided opportunities to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children regarding such matters as curriculum, assessments and student performance standards as well as the planning of effective parental involvement activities.
- Parents will be given opportunities to participate in the development of Fillmore Central’s School Improvement Plan, EPAC (Elementary Parent Advisory Committee), and the Title I Targeted Assistance Self-Review document. Other activities to involve parents may include: Proud Panther Night, math night, reading night, etc.
- The District will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with other community programs.
- These programs may include: Head Start, Title III and Migrant programs, public library, public preschool (TYKE), Blue Valley, and Summer Reading.
- Parents will be provided assistance, opportunities, and/or materials to help them understand the topics relating to their child’s academic achievement in a format, and when feasible, in a language they can understand. This includes participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children.
- These opportunities will be provided by the school staff through a variety of means of communication such as parent-teacher conferences, handbooks, teacher websites, progress reports, and other school publications.
- The District will conduct an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy.
- A survey of parents is conducted to determine if their needs have been met and barriers prohibiting their participation in their child’s education have been identified and reduced.