The Title I Application Review meeting for parents and community stakeholders is held each Spring to give parents and stakeholders an opportunity to review district’s Title I Application and receive updates for the 2018-2019 school year. In addition to Title I Parent Advisory Council Members, all Title I parents are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting to acquire first-hand information on the Title I Application and other important Title I Updates.
Every school receiving Title I money is required to:
- Work with parents to develop a written parent engagement policy;
- Distribute the parent engagement policy to all parents and to the local community;
- Inform parents of the engagement policy and of their right to be involved at an annual meeting;
- Offer flexible parent engagement meetings;
- Involve parents in planning, reviewing, and improving school programs;
- Work with parents to develop a school-parent agreement (compact) designed to improve individual student academic achievement;
- Increase opportunities for parent engagement in the school by helping parents understand academic expectations and assessments;
- Provide materials and training for parents and staff to foster greater parent engagement; and
- Integrate activities with other federal and state programs.
Every school receiving Title I money is required to notify parents of their right to receive this information. Parents may request information concerning:
- The professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) including the degrees held, certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in the area he/she is teaching.
- Whether or not their child is receiving instruction by a paraprofessional, and if so, his/her qualifications. This applies to all instructional staff in the school, not just those paid with Title I funds.
Title I schools must notify parents:
- Concerning the school improvement status of their child's school;
- Regarding information on the level of achievement of their child in each of the state academic assessments;
- Of their right to be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in their school.