Title I Parent Involvement English

Title I Parent/Community Involvement Policy
Statement of Purpose:
At Harris Elementary, we believe that the involvement of parents and community members is an essential component of nurturing
students. Every effort to invite and consider parent and community input should be made to ensure the success of our students. A
team of parents, teachers, and administrators developed the following parent/community involvement plan.
Based on a needs assessment the following strategies were outlined:
Harris Elementary’s Parent/Community Involvement Policy and Compact are distributed to parents. This is done at parentteacher conferences and as new students enter the Title I program. (The plan and compact are available in both English and
Spanish). School involvement opportunities and curriculum are communicated during:
A. Open House – Held prior to school opening in August. This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet their
teacher, see their classrooms, and learn of opportunities of how they can be involved.
B. Parent/Curriculum Night – Held in the fall of each school year. Parents are invited to attend an evening at the school
where they receive information on curriculum that will be used in the classroom, knowledge of Harris’ Title I status,
how students are ranked based on their academic needs, and what research-based intervention programs will be used
(i.e. Lexia, Reading Plus, and SuccessMaker).
C. Parent/Teacher Conferences – Held once a year in the fall. Parents are invited to meet with their classroom teacher to
discuss, at a private parent/teacher conference, how the student is doing in school, their strengths, their weaknesses,
and how the school and parents can help the student succeed.
D. End of Semester Progress Reports – Progress Reports will be provided to parents of students working in Title I
Intervention groups.
E. Student/Parent Handbook - The district Student/Parent Handbook is distributed to all students and their families at
the beginning of the school year. The handbook is available both online on the district’s website and as a hard copy.
(This publication is available in both English and Spanish.)
II. Parents and community members were/are involved in the development of the Title I, Part A planning process of the school
review and improvement in the following ways:
Feedback provided from parents in the form of a written survey.
An open forum for parents and community members conducted by the principal.
Parents/community members are asked to serve on committees as needed.
III. Build the school’s and parent’s capacity for strong parental involvement.
The district’s website provides information on the policy manual, district news, and community news.
Weekly school newsletters are produced and distributed by the principal.
Parent learning opportunities such as Scholastic Book Fairs, literacy and math nights, and monthly parent meetings.
IV. Opportunities for parent/community involvement will be integrated/coordinated with the other programs such as ELL, Special
Education, Social Services, and other school programs.
V. An evaluation process of parent/community involvement will be conducted at the end of each school year. The evaluation will
specifically look at barriers to parent/community involvement, and strategies to increase involvement of all population
segments. The evaluation will be composed of:
Parent/community surveys
Representatives reporting annually to school, SIC or PTSO.
VI. Information gathered from the evaluation will be used in:
Planning next school year’s Title I program.
Developing targeted strategies to increase parent/community involvement.
Revising school policy/procedures as needed.
This School wide Parent Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, parents of children participating
in Title I, Part A programs, as evidence by signature pages dated January 17, 2013 and January 30, 2013.
This policy was adopted by Harris Elementary School of the Gilbert Public School District on January 30, 2013 and will be in effect
for the period of 2013/2014 school year. The school/district will distribute this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A
children on or before October 31, 2013.
School Administrator