Maine School Administrative District No. 31
TITLE I PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY
This school policy has been developed jointly with (or: in consultation with) the parents/guardians of students participating in Title I programs. It includes a “School-Home Compact” that outlines the manner in which, home, school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. The building principal/designee will be responsible for distributing this policy to parents/guardians of students participating in the school’s Title I programs.
I. PARENTS/GUARDIANS INVOLVEMENT MEETINGS 20 U.S.C. 6318
The school shall convene an annual meeting at a convenient time to which all parents/guardians of participating children shall be
invited and encouraged to attend to inform them of the school’s participation under Title I, explain the right of parents/guardians
to be involved, and to encourage their involvement in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I programs and
parents/guardians involvement policy.
The school will offer other meetings during the school year, held at various times in the morning or evening for parents/guardians
of students participating in Title I programs.
The building principal/designee will: See 20 U.S.C. §§ 6318(c)(4), (c)(5)
A. Invite parents/guardians of participating children to the annual meeting and to other meetings held during the school year;
B. Provide an overview of Title I and the programs the school provides under Title I;
C. Explain the rights of parents/guardians to be involved in developing and reviewing the school’s parent involvement policy,
including the School- Home Compact;
D. Provide a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to
measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet;
E. Give parents/guardians an opportunity to ask questions and engage in informal discussion about student achievement
and school performance;
F. With the input of parents/guardians, establish a process by which an adequate representation of parents/guardians can be
G. Describe the process by which parents/guardians may express concerns and complaints if they are dissatisfied with the
Title I program;
II. SCHOOL-HOME COMPACT
This School-Home Compact describes how home, school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student
academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents/guardians will develop a partnership to help children
achieve the State’s academic achievement standards. 20 U.S.C. § 6318(d)
A. The District is responsible for providing a high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning
environment that enables students served under Title I to meet the State’s academic achievement standards.
20 U.S.C. § 6318(d)(1)
B. Parents/guardians will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning by: 20 U.S.C. § 6318(d)(1)
1. Monitoring their children’s attendance;
2. Providing assistance and encouraging their children to complete homework assignments;
3. Encouraging their children to ask for help from teachers or classroom aides (ed techs, volunteers) when needed;
4. Talking with their children about the school day;
5. Reading to or with their children;
6. Volunteering in the classroom and for school-related activities such as field trips; and
7. Participating, as appropriate, in decisions related to the education of their children.
C. The school will address the importance of communication between parents/guardians and teachers on an ongoing basis by:
20 U.S.C. § 6318(d)(2)
1. Scheduling one or more parents/guardians -teacher meetings annually for parents/guardians of elementary school level
students during which the Compact shall be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement;
2. Providing reports to parents/guardians on their children’s progress;
3. Providing parents/guardians with reasonable access to staff to discuss issues related to their children’s learning;
4. Giving parents/guardians the opportunity to observe classroom activities;
5. Welcoming parents/guardians as volunteers in the classroom; and
6. Providing adequate supervision and feedback for parents/guardians who volunteer.
Legal Reference: 20 U.S.C. § 6318
First Reading: 02/11/2004