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

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