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505.8 Parental Involvement

Code No. 505.8


Parental/Guardian involvement is an important component in a student’s success in school. The board encourages parents/legal guardians to become involved in their student’s education to ensure the student’s academic success. The board will:

  1. involve parents/legal guardians in the development of the Title I plan, the process for school review of the plan and the process for improvement; [Title I handbook]

  2. provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist participating schools in planning and implementing effective parent/legal guardian involvement activities to improve student academic achievements and school performance; [School Improvement Academic Committee (SIAC)]

  3. build the schools’ and parents’/legal guardians capacity for strong parental involvement; [SIAC]

  4. coordinate and integrate parental/guardian involvement strategies under Title I with other programs such as Head Start, Reading First, etc.; [Title I handbook]

  5. conduct with the involvement of parents/legal guardians, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental/guardian involvement policy in improving the academic quality of the school served including identifying barriers to greater participation by parents/legal guardians in Title I activities (with particular attention to low-income parents/legal guardians, Limited English Proficient (LEP) parents/legal guardians, minorities, parents/legal guardians with disabilities and parents/legal guardians with low literacy) and use the findings of the evaluation to design strategies for more effective parental/guardian involvement and to revise, as necessary, the parental involvement policies; and [Title I handbook and SIAC]

  6. involve parents/legal guardians in Title I activities. [Title I handbook]

The board will review this policy annually. The superintendent is responsible for notifying parents/legal guardians of this policy annually or within a reasonable time after it has been amended during the school year. It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

NOTE: This is a mandatory policy and includes the information required by federal law.

Legal References:     
No Child Left Behind, Title I, Sec. 1118, P.L. 107-110.

Cross References:     
903.2 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers

Approved: 11/11/09

Reviewed: 2/24/16

Revised: 2/6/22

Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, Iowa