Title I Policies
Greenwich Elementary School
Title I School Parent Involvement Policy
Purpose: The purpose of the parent involvement policy is: 1) to insure the active participation of all parents of Title I students in the planning and implementation of the reading program; 2) to provide information to parents about Title I funds and the services provided by those funds; 3) to help parents develop reading strategies and materials to be used at home; 4) to encourage parents to feel responsible for their child’s successes; 5) to provide written information for all Title I activities, workshops, and meetings in parent-friendly language or translated to their native language as needed.
Members: All parents of Title I students are members of the parent involvement policy group. As the need arises, members of the Title I staff may contact parents to serve on committees, help with reading activities, attend parent meetings, or review and improve all Title I policies and documents.
Compact: All parents of Title I students shall sign a Parent Compact and agree to work with the classroom teacher, the reading specialists, and the principal to ensure that each student will be a successful learner.
Meetings: The following meetings will be held throughout the school year:
1. In September when students are identified for Title I services, a notification letter is sent to parents and returned signed to Title I teachers.
2. Individual parent/teacher conferences as needed or during formal conference time in November and/or February.
3. Title I Parent/Child Night held in November
4. Title I meeting held in May to review Title I documents and prepare the Title I application for the following school year
Parent Materials: Funds will be allocated to provide parent involvement activities and workshops.
Other Parent Information:
1. Cover letter and parent notification form in September
2. Progress Reports completed by the Title I teacher (3 times yearly)
3. Parent Survey – completed in late May or early June
4. Grade level curriculum guides are currently being reviewed/updated by Elementary Professional Learning teams.
5. Student progress toward proficiency is measured by standards-based Benchmark Assessments and reported to parents during conferences.
6. At the August Open House, Title I teachers are available to advise parents of expectations for proficiency and how progress can be monitored.
Amendments: The Greenwich Elementary School Parent Involvement Policy will be reviewed and may be changed at the November Title I Parent/Child Night by a majority vote of all parents present.
Limitations: The Parent Involvement Group shall have no power to bind any member of the Kutztown Area School District to any debt or obligation without written authorization.
(updated 9/6/13) dak