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505.08 Parent and Family Engagement

Parent/guardian and family engagement is an important component in a student’s success in school. The Board encourages parents/guardians and families to become involved in their child(ren)’s education to ensure the child(ren)’s academic success. Therefore, the Board will:

(1) Involve parents/guardians and families in the development of the Title I plan, the process for District review of the plan and the process for improvement;

(2) Provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist and build the capacity of all participating schools in planning and implementing effective parent/guardian and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance in ways that align to the District’s strategic plan and that hold a high bar for all students.

(3) To the extent feasible, coordinate and integrate parent/guardian and family engagement strategies under Title I with parent/guardian and family engagement strategies outlined in other relevant federal, state, and local laws and programs by creating opportunities for families to learn strategies to support the education of their child(ren) in multiple areas of the education program (e.g., reading, math, English Language Learners), providing materials in additional languages, as necessary, to meet the needs of students and families.

(4) Collaborate with parents/guardians and families to conduct an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parent/guardian and family engagement policy in improving the academic quality of the school served including by identifying barriers to greater participation by parents/guardians and families in Title I activities (with particular attention to low-income parents/guardians and families, Limited English Proficient (LEP) parents/guardians and families, parents/guardians and families of any racial or ethnic minority, parents/guardians or family members with disabilities and/or parents/guardians or family members with low literacy); needs of parents/guardians and families to assist with their child(ren)s’ learning; and strategies to support successful school and family interactions.

(5) Use the findings of the annual evaluation to inform Title I programming and policy, update recommendations, design strategies for more effective parent/guardian and family engagement, and to revise, as necessary, the parent/guardian and family engagement policies.

The Board will review this policy annually. The Superintendent/designee is responsible for notifying parents/guardians of this policy annually or within a reasonable time after it has been amended during the school year. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent/designee to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Legal References:
20 U.S.C. §6318

Cross References:
1003.40 School Improvement Advisory Council (SIAC)
1004.30 Visitors to District Buildings & Sites

Adopted:

Reviewed:
December 21, 2009
March 25, 2013
October 3, 2016
June 18, 2017
May 20, 2019
July 20, 2020

Revised:
March 25, 2013
October 3, 2016
May 20, 2019
July 20, 2020