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Parental Involvement Policy 2014-2015

 

 

BLACKWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

 

 

                      

 

TITLE I, PART A

 

District

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-2017

 

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

The mission of the Blackwell Public Schools is to join efforts with parents and community in providing a safe and productive learning environment which promotes critical thinking across the curriculum while integrating learning technologies, improving self-esteem, and encouraging lifelong learners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY

 

Blackwell Public Schools measures its effectiveness of both instruction and parental involvement by using various components.  Meeting API goals AYP requirements are both instructional efforts that temper all professional development training for both certified and non-certified staff within the district.  EOI, CRT, WIDA ACCESS, and DIBELS are the assessment tools that measure growth in core areas of instruction.   Parental involvement and the direct and indirect support of student instruction at both home and in school are essential for the purposes of the successful acquisition of skills needed for student success in the core assessment areas.  Therefore, it is vital that planning for activities and instruction of children to meet these NCLB goals involve both parents and teachers as team members.  Surveys, compacts, and school-wide core planning teams are all ways that exemplify this team effort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

 

            Blackwell Public Schools agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:

 

            Consistent with section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Blackwell Schools will incorporate programs, activities, and procedures that will involve parents of Title I, Part A participants.  All           programs, activities, and procedures will be planned, implemented, and maintained in consultation with the involvement of the parents  of children served in the Title I Program.

 

            A parent-school compact consistent with section 1118d of the ESEA will be developed and implemented with parental involvement and participation in an effort to ensure that parental involvement policy requirements of section 1118d of the ESEA are being met.

 

            The LEA (i.e., Blackwell Public Schools) will add the parental involvement policy   to the LEA plan as required by section 1112 of the ESEA.

 

            The LEA will provide information and school parent reports in an understandable format that meets the needs of limited English proficient, disabled, and migrant children.

 

            Any unsatisfactory parent comments regarding the established Parental Involvement Plan will be both accepted, and then forwarded to the State Department of Education.

 

            Parents will be both notified of the 1% parental involvement budget, and be involved in activities related to that source of funding.

 

            Blackwell Schools recognizes the statutory definition of parental involvement (see the following), and will adhere to it in regard to program implementation, and    when planning activities and procedures:


 

Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities in addition to ensuring the following:                          

 

*that parents play an integral role in assisting in their child’s learning;

 

*that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;

 

*that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, when appropriate, in decision making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;

 

*the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118d of the ESEA.

 

 


 

DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT IMPLEMENTATION OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS

 

Blackwell Public Schools will take the following actions in an effort to involve parents in the development of an involvement plan under section 1112 of the ESEA:

 

            - Notify Title I parents that there will be a meeting involving the development of a parental involvement policy for Blackwell Schools, and that interested parties are invited to attend.

 

            - A parental involvement committee will be formed, with seats formed for elected or voluntary members.

 

            - Panel discussions that involve a question and answer forum will be                                     scheduled as part of the fall and spring parent meetings.

 

            - Interested parents will be involved in budget/program planning.

 

            - Parent/teacher conferences will be a part of activities.

 

 

Blackwell Schools will take the following actions to involve parents in the process of school reviews and improvement under section 1116 of the ESEA.

 

            - Meetings will be held to review Parental Involvement Policy with an invitation to attend issued to all interested parties.

       

            - Changes, updates, and additions to the policy must be approved by the                              committee.

 

            - Plans for suggested improvements must be approved by the committee prior to change implementation.

 

- All improvement suggestions will be considered.

 

 

Blackwell Public Schools will provide the following coordination, technical assistance, and additional support to assist Title I parent participants in planning and implementation of effective parental involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance:

 

                        -An advisory committee will be available to assist and answer parent                                    questions and offer assistance as needed.

 

                        -The advisory committee may be composed of the administration,                                        teachers, and parents.

 

 

-Facilities, such as libraries and computer labs, will be made available for parental involvement projects.

 

-Tutoring at home is always encouraged and. with proper training, parents may volunteer to tutor at school.

 


 

 

PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT SURVEY

 

 

 Blackwell Schools will annually conduct a parent survey on the effectiveness of the Title I program, and their opportunity for involvement in planning and implementation of activities. It will survey any barriers to parent participation in regard to those of economically disadvantaged, disabled, limited English proficient, limited literacy, racial or minority background.  Results of the survey will used to design strategies for establishing stronger parental involvement through revision of the current plan.

 

            - Surveys relevant to each Title I site will be developed and distributed each spring to Title I parents and school staff.

 

            - Evaluations via the survey will be ongoing.

 

            - Each site will distribute and gather the surveys and be responsible for returning

              them to the Title I Director.

 

            - The Title I Director will tally the results and report the information as a

               part  of the yearly plan update.

 

            - The committee will be responsible for program revision recommendations based upon the results of the survey process.

 

            - The Title I Director will be provide any necessary explanations        

               regarding  the survey to Title I parents.

 

 

Blackwell Schools will work to build both parent and school capacity for strong parental involvement in an effort to ensure an effective partnership among the school, parents, and community to provide academic achievement opportunities as follows:

 

                        - Provide information to parents of Blackwell school children,

                          related to the PASS, Core Curriculum, national assessments, state

                          assessments, and local assessments including alternative assessments,

                          and progress monitoring of Title I students to collect the data necessary

                          to determine proficiency of standards and benchmarks

                           

 

                        - Educators may be required to attend local and state workshops or

                          conferences regarding parental involvement in Title I Part A

 

 

                        - Subject area materials and selected training may be provided for

                          Title I parents to assist in improving academic achievement

 

                        - Technology online achievement levels, and subject area assignments

                           for daily instruction

 

 

            - Continue to reach out, communicate with, and work with parents as partners in academic success by building ties between parents and the school through P/T conferences and specific techniques for assisting in learning during these conferences.

 

            - Parents will be encouraged to visit classrooms and academies in the fall of

              each year.

 

            - Information regarding school-related activities for Title I Part A school sites will be forwarded to parents in a format that is uniform and easily understandable.                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACKWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

                                    PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT COMPONENTS

 

 

 

Blackwell School Involvement Policy’s discretionary activities:

 

            -Parents will be involved in training planning for teachers, administrators, and other educators

 

            - Literacy or other teacher-directed instruction may be a part of activities for parents of Title I Part A students

 

            - Teacher stipends may be a part of training for parental involvement

 

            - Research-based models may be adapted and implemented to improve parental involvement

 

            - Each site will have a committee which includes parent(s) to provide input regarding matters of parental involvement in Title I Part A

 

 

 


 

TITLE I – PARENT

NEWSLETTER

 

Dear School Parent:

 

 

We appreciate the positive response you made to the parent-teacher conferences held at Blackwell Elementary School, and Blackwell Middle School in March.  Many of you received suggestions on how to assist in your child’s educational process at home as well at school.

 

At our annual Title I parent meeting held in September at the Blackwell Elementary Library, information regarding the format and design of the program was presented.  We are pleased with the discussion and input received from those in attendance.

 

We are excited that your child is able to receive supplemental computer education, school service worker support, ESL support, summer instructional programs, and reduced class size assistance through Title I.   In September each year, we are happy to notify you by mail, phone, or in person of services to be provided to your child.  Additionally, we will continue to provide quarterly progress reports to keep you abreast of your child’s level of achievement.

 

We would like to remind you that any time you wish to visit the program, you are very welcome.  Please contact the school office to best arrange an appropriate instructional time.  We would be pleased to have you as our guest.

 

Included with this newsletter is a parental assessment instrument.  While each school site has a committee with parental involvement in planning as a central goal, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete this information and ask your child to return it to school as soon as possible.  If you have questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher who will be happy to assist you.  We are pleased with the progress the children have made this year, and appreciate the input you provide with this assessment.  It provides direct parental involvement in planning a better Title I program for your child.

 

 

Jamie Burtner

Program Coordinator

 

 

 

Blackwell Elementary School

TITLE I- NEEDS ASSESSMENT EVALUATION

2016-2017

 

 

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                    (Highest)                         (Lowest)

                                                                                           

  1. Rate the software and computers in your       5        4        3        2        1         

            child’s school.

 

  1. Children learn through computer                     5        4         3       2         1

instruction in this program.

 

  1. Children benefit from instruction in                 5        4        3       2          1    

a small group.

 

  1. The building principal supports                       5         4        3       2          1

computer instruction.

 

  1. The classroom teacher supports                     5         4        3       2          1

computer instruction.

 

  1. My child enjoys computer                                 5         4        3        2          1

learning and instruction.

 

      7.         Computer learning is in addition                      5          4       3        2           1

to regular classroom instruction.

 

       8.        English language acquisition is                        5          4       3         2          1

important to school success.

 

9.        Summer school programs are                          5          4        3        2          1

helpful in student learning.

 

10.      School based service workers                          5          4        3         2          1

      help children stay in school.

                     

PLEASE RETURN BY FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

 

Date_____________________

 

Are you a parent?   ______

 

Are you a teacher?  ______

 


 

Blackwell Middle School

TITLE I- NEEDS ASSESSMENT EVALUATION

2016-2017

 

 

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                    (Highest)                         (Lowest)

                                                                                           

  1. Rate the software and computers in your       5        4        3        2        1         

            child’s school.

 

  1. Children learn through computer                     5        4         3       2         1

instruction in this program.

 

  1. Children benefit from instruction in                 5        4        3       2          1    

a small group.

 

  1. The building principal supports                       5         4        3       2          1

computer instruction.

 

  1. The classroom teacher supports                     5         4        3       2          1

computer instruction.

 

  1. My child enjoys computer                                 5         4        3        2          1

learning and instruction.

 

      7.         Computer learning is in addition                      5          4       3        2           1

to regular classroom instruction.

 

       8.        English language acquisition is                        5          4       3         2          1

important to school success.

 

9.        Summer school programs are                          5          4        3        2          1

helpful in student learning.

 

10.      School-based service workers                         5          4        3         2          1

      help children stay in school.

                     

PLEASE RETURN BY FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

 

Date_____________________

 

Are you a parent?   ______

 

Are you a teacher?  ______

 


 

Title I

 

Grade for 2016-17 ______ 

STUDENT/TEACHER/PARENT/PRINCIPAL COMPACT

 

2016-2017

PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREEMENT

 

I WANT MY CHILD TO ACHIEVE.  THEREFORE, I WILL ENCOURAGE HIM/HER BY DOING THE FOLLOWING:

 

-See that my child is punctual and attends school regularly

-Support the school in its efforts to maintain proper discipline

-Establish a time for homework and review it regularly

-Provide a quite well lighted place for study

-Encourage my child’s efforts and be available for questions

-Stay aware of what my child is learning

-Provide a library card for my child

-Read with my child and let my child see me read

 

                                                                                SIGNATURE______________________DATE________________

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT I WORK TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.   THEREFORE, I SHALL STRIVE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

 

-Attend school regularly

-Come to school each day with pens, pencils, paper and other necessary tools for learning

-Complete and return homework assignments

-Observe regular study hours

-Conform to rules of student conduct

 

                                                                SIGNATURE_______________________DATE________________

 

TEACHER AGREEMENT

 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT STUDENTS ACHIEVE.  THEREFORE, I SHALL STRIVE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

 

-When appropriate, provide homework assignments for students

-Provide necessary assistance to parents so they can help with assignments

-Encourage students and parents by providing information about student progress

-Use special activities in the classroom to make learning enjoyable

 

 

SIGNATURE_______________________DATE_______________

 

PRINCIPAL AGREEMENT

 

I SUPPORT THIS FORM OF PARENT INVOLVEMENT.  THEREFORE, I SHALL STRIVE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

 

-Provide an environment that allows for positive communication between teacher, parent, and student

-Encourage teachers to provide, when appropriate, homework assignments that will reinforce classroom

  instruction

                                                                                                                                 SIGNATURE___________________DATE_______________               


 

 

BLACKWELL SCHOOLS

 

ADOPTION CERTIFICATION

 

Blackwell Public Schools Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed upon with, parents of children participating in the Title I, Part A programs.

 

 

This Parental Involvement Policy was adopted by the Blackwell Public School District on  July 11th, 2016, and will be in effect for the period of July 12th, 2016 through June 30, 2017. This policy will be available to all interested parties, educators, and parents of children participating in the Title I, Part A program.

 

 

 

 

_______________________                                            _________________

         Stacey Husted

Blackwell Board President                                                           Date