CMSD Parent and Family Engagement Policy
In order to receive Title I funds, districts must conduct outreach to parents and family members and must implement programs, activities and procedures for the engagement of parents and families in Title I-funded activities. Each district must jointly develop with and distribute to families, in a language they can understand, a written parent and family engagement policy. The engagement policy must be periodically updated to reflect the needs of families and be incorporated into the district plans described above. Title I-receiving schools in the district must also distribute parent and family engagement policies agreed to by parents.
School Districts: The district parent and family engagement policy must describe how the district will:
- Engage parents in the joint development of the district and school plans;
- Provide the support necessary to assist schools in implementing effective, integrated evidenced-based family engagement strategies, activities and programs;
- Conduct an annual evaluation of the effectiveness of the policy in improving the academic quality of Title I schools, including identifying barriers to greater participation by families, (especially family members who are economically disadvantaged, disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are a racial or ethnic minority) and use the findings to design strategies to support successful school and family partnerships; and
- Engage parents in the planning and execution of Title I school activities, which will also include establishing a parent advisory committee/council or School Parent Organization to review and revise the engagement policy annually.
The district policy must have parent and family feedback. Please click on the link above to read the policy and complete the survey below. Your ideas, suggestions and feedback are important and valued.
For more information, contact:
Tracy Hill, M.Ed.
Executive Director, Family and Community Engagement