Title I Policies
Title I School Family and Parent Engagement Policy
Kutztown Elementary School
Purpose: The purpose of the family and parent engagement policy is: 1) to insure the active participation of all parents/families of Title I students in the planning and implementation of the reading program; 2) to provide information to parents/families about Title I funds and the services provided by those funds; 3) to help parents/families develop reading strategies and materials to be used at home; 4) to encourage parents/families 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/families of Title I students are members of the parent/family engagement 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 (2 afternoons and 1 evenings) and/or February (2 afternoons)
3. Title I Parent/Child Night held in November
4. Title I Meeting held in May
Parent Materials: Funds will be allocated to provide classroom interventions and parent involvement activities.
1. Kindergarten Intervention – My Sidewalks on Reading Street (Scott Foresman)
2. Grades 1, 2, 3 Intervention – Soar to Success (Houghton Mifflin)
3. Grades 1, 2 Home Component – Sunshine at Home (Wright Group)
Other Parent Information:
1. Cover letter and parent notification form in September
2. Parent Survey – completed in late May or early June
3. Grade level curriculum guides are currently being reviewed/updated by Elementary Professional Learning teams.
4. Student progress toward proficiency is measured by periodic 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.
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.