Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy
Independence Elementary Title I in consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators have developed a written policy to ensure parent engagement in the planning, design and implementation of the Title I program.
Hopewell shall conduct an annual meeting to inform parents of this LEA’s (school’s) participation in a Title I program. Parents will be informed of their right to be involved in the planning, review, and improvement of the Title I program.
Program and instructional information will be sent home on a regular basis. Such as:
* Monthly informational pamphlets, booklets &/or newsletters.
*Building workshops and conferences will be made available for parents to attend.
Workshops will be held during different times of the day.
*Individual student progress reports will be sent home at least three times a year.
a. NWEA, DIBELS, Read Live &/or Essential Skills reports may be included.
b. These reports may also be reviewed during parent conferences.
c. For parents unable to attend conferences, reports will be sent home.
* Also a parent resource center is available in the school lobby.
Assessments: The following assessments will be administered three times a year (Sept., January & May).
a. NWEA (Northwestern Education Association), a group on-line assessment.
b. DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy) is individually administered to each student. (K-2 – all students; Grades 3-4 – Title I students only)
c. These test results, PSSA results and grades are used to determine who qualifies for Title I.
Title I promotes shared responsibility of parents, students and educators for high student performance. A learning compact has been developed with goals in mind. These goals describe the mutual responsibilities for supporting students’ achievement. This policy and the compact are reviewed yearly by parents for editing during a Parent District Meeting.
Parents are encouraged to express any concerns regarding their child’s learning to the Title I teacher as soon as they become aware of a problem. Every possible attempt will be made to address the concern. In the event that informal procedures are not sufficient, formal action may be useful in resolving complaints. If you have concerns that the Title I teacher cannot address, you may contact our Federal Programs coordinator, Dr. Maslyk.
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