Title I School-Level Parental Involvement Policy
Montalvo Elementary has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents in School Site Council. It has distributed the policy to parents of Title I students in the Parent Handbook. The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(a)-(f) inclusive].
Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program
To involve parents in the Title I program at Montalvo, the following practices have been established:
The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program.
This meeting takes place in October.
The school offers a flexible number of meetings for Title I parents, such as meetings in the morning or evening.
The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review*, and improvement of the school’s Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy.**
Aside from Title 1 meetings, we offer Title 1 parents the opportunity to participate in School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee and PTA.
The school provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs.
School Annual Report Card, School Site Council and ELAC
The school provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
At Back to School Night, at conference times, and during school tours.
If requested by parents of Title I students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children.
Parents are always invited to contact the school regarding concerns or suggestions for the education of their children.
*It may be helpful to include the parental involvement policy review in the annual review of the Single Plan for Student Achievement.
**The policy must be updated periodically to meet changing needs of parents and the school. If the school has a process in place for involving parents in planning and designing the school’s programs, the school may use that process if it includes adequate representation of parents of Title I children. [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(c)(3)]