Title I Parent Involvement Policy
In collaboration with parents, Municipal Elementary has created a Parent Involvement Policy which includes activities as outlined in section 1118 of the ESEA Act of 2001. In accordance with this policy, Municipal Elementary agrees to:
- Convene an annual meeting to explain the Title I program to parents and inform them of their right to be involved in the program;
- Offer a flexible number of meetings, to meet parent’s needs. Involve parents, “in an organized, ongoing and timely way,” in planning, review and improvement of Municipal’s Title I program;
- Provide timely information about its Title I programs to parents, describe the curriculum, the student assessments and proficiency levels students are expected to meet, provide opportunities for regular meetings where parents can provide input, and respond promptly to parent suggestions; and
- Provide parents with an opportunity to submit dissenting views to the Weber School District school-wide program plan if the plan is not acceptable to them. Municipal’s dissenting views can be submitted to the Title I Coordinator at 5320 Adams Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84405.
In order to build capacity for involvement, Municipal Elementary staff, will provide assistance to parents in such areas as understanding the State’s content standards and student performance standards. They will also offer assistance on information about state and local assessments, the requirements of this act and how to monitor their child’s progress. Municipal’s staff members will also provide parents with information as to how they can work with educators to improve the performance of their children and information as to how they can participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. This information will be shared at the annual meeting mentioned as well as the monthly calendar packet.
*Municipal Elementary will provide materials and trainings to help parents work with their children to improve achievement. The trainings will be held by-annually and during SEP conferences.
With the assistance of parents, Municipal Elementary will educate all staff members in the value of parent involvement and the positive impact it has on student achievement and in understanding how to utilize parents as equal partners.
To the extent feasible and appropriate, Municipal Elementary will invite parents of preschool age children, to fully participate in activities that help children have a smooth transition from pre-school to kindergarten.
Municipal Elementary will inform parents of the Parent Resource Centers in the Weber School District including the Center located at Birch Creek. Information about the Parent Resource Centers will be distributed through newsletters and SEP conferences. Birch Creek Elementary will provide on-site training/activities to support parents in participating in the education of their child.
Municipal Elementary will ensure, to the extent possible, that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the home of participating children in the language used in such homes.
Municipal Elementary will provide reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.
To the extent practicable, Municipal Elementary will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency or with disabilities, including providing information and school profiles in a language and form parents understand.
In collaboration with parents, Municipal Elementary has created a school parent compact. Compact was included in Back to School information packet.