Title I Parent Involvement Framework


Maine School Administrative District No. 31


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.


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;


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

Adopted: 03/18/2004