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505.8 Parental Involvement

Code No. 505.8


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

  1. involve parents 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 involvement activities to improve student academic achievements and school performance; [School Improvement Academic Committee (SIAC)]

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

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

  6. involve parents in Title I activities. [Title I handbook]

The board will review this policy annually. The superintendent is responsible for notifying parents 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 2/24/16

Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, Iowa