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Title 1

Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy

Each Title I school in LAUSD is required to develop a written parent involvement policy. This policy describes how the school will support and increase parent involvement.  It must be developed with parents, include participation from all appropriate advisory committees, be reviewed and updated annually and be agreed upon by the School Site Council.  The written parent involvement policy must include how parents will be informed of the school’s Title I program requirements.

Buchanan has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from parents. A Title 1 parent session took place for the review of the Parent Involvement Policy and subsequently input was given to guide the Policy.  Buchanan has distributed the policy to parents of Title I students. The Parent Involvement Policy sent home in Wednesday Folders as well as posted on our School Website.   The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(c)-(f) inclusive].

Title 1 Parent School Compact

What is a School-Parent Compact?

A School-Parent Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students and teachers develop together.

 

It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students reach or exceed grade-level standards.

 

Jointly Developed

Title I Parents, ELAC Parents, and School Site Council reviewed and revised our School-Parent Compact.   The views of Parents, Teachers, and Administrators were heard at a School Site Council Meeting and the final version of the School-Parent Compact was approved.

District Parent Involvement Policy

Los Angeles Unified School District Title I Parent Involvement Policy

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  1. LAUSD will involve parents in the joint development of the LAUSD Program Improvement Plan by inviting parents of Title I students to participate in Title I Parent Study Groups at each Educational Service Center (ESC), in the District’s Title I Focus Group, and in school level activities related to the LAUSD Program Improvement Plan, including budget and program development for all categorical programs. The District will also invite parents to participate in special training to support their understanding of the LAUSD Program Improvement Plan and the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

  2. LAUSD, through the Parent Community Student Services Branch (PCSB) and the Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) staff at each ESC, will provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist Title I schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Staff from PACE and PCSB will develop tools and curriculum and will provide training to school staff in the following areas:

    School Goals for Parent Engagement Special assistance to targeted schools Capacity-building programs Partnership Action Teams
    School Volunteer Program

  3. LAUSD will build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement by providing the training and tools necessary for schools to operate effective parent engagement programs from pre-school to 12th grade. Through PCSB and ESC PACE staff, the LAUSD will support school capacity-building initiatives through the following:

    Training for parents on District academic initiatives
    Parent and Family Center Improvement Program
    Training for school staff on how to support parent engagement

  4. LAUSD will coordinate and integrate the parental involvement strategies described in this policy with parental involvement strategies under other programs, including those managed by other LAUSD departments and or/units:

              Multilingual and Multicultural Education Early Childhood Education
              Information Technology Division Beyond the Bell

              Office of Data and Accountability

              Division of Special Education
              Federal and State Education Programs Office of the Chief Operating Officer Student Integration and School Choice

  1. LAUSD will conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy in improving the academic quality of Title I schools, including identifying barriers to greater parent participation in Title I activities (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background). LAUSD will use the findings of such evaluation to design strategies for more effective parental involvement and to revise as needed, the District Title I Parent Involvement Policy. The District will utilize ESC Title I Parent Study Groups to examine the effectiveness of the parent engagement strategies and programs on student achievement at Title I schools.

  2. LAUSD will involve parents in the activities of Title I schools, will ensure schools communicate effectively with parents, welcome them as partners, and provide opportunities to help them support their children’s learning and achievement. LAUSD will ensure that parents are knowledgeable about student and school performance data, their rights and responsibilities, including their right to choose a school for their children, and how to support their children’s education. 

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