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  1. Family engagement Rules and Regulations

  2. Focus • Requirements (Title I and Title III) • Notices • Timeline • Schools on Improvement • Use of Funds

  3. Family Engagement Requirements • LEA Family Engagement Policy • School Family Engagement Policy • School/Parent-Family Compacts • Building Capacity for Involvement (Parent Involvement Guidelines can be found in the NCLB & LCP Handbook on P. 173-184)

  4. Family Engagement Policy • Districts required to review plan periodically • Schools required to hold regular parent-family meetings

  5. Family Engagement Policy • How will the Title I school achieve the following: • Involve parents-families in the planning, review, and improvement of the Title I program (evaluation) • Offer a flexible number of times for family engagement activities • Convene an annual meeting to inform parents-families about Title I

  6. Reports and Notices • State and Local Report Cards • Status of schools, districts and states in raising student achievement • Disaggregated data, schools on improvement, graduation rate • Available to all parents-families • Available through public means

  7. Reports and Notices (cont’d) • Provide parents-families with timely information about the Title programs: • Description of the curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet • Their child’s individual assessment results • Title III notices

  8. Reports and Notices “in an understandable and uniform format in a language the parents-family can understand”

  9. Title III/ESOL • Notice to parents-families • Child is eligible for ESOL and/or Title III services. • Individual Learning Plan for student

  10. Parent Notification - Title III Must be provided… • Not later than 30 days after start of school (or within two weeks of being placed in an ESOL program) • In an understandable and uniform format • To the extent practicable, in a language parents- family can understand

  11. “Parents” Right to Know • Notify parents-families of all children in all Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers. . . • At the start of each school year • Describe the type of information available

  12. “Parents” Right to Know At a minimum: • Met qualifying and licensing criteria • Emergency or provisional status • Degree major • Services by paraprofessionals

  13. “Parents” Right to Know (cont’d) • Additional timely notification (in a Title I School) • If student is assigned or taught by a teacher who is not “highly qualified” for four or more consecutive weeks

  14. Building Capacity for Involvement • The district shall provide: (cont’d) • Educate teachers, principals, and other staff on how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents-families as equal partners • Coordination and integration of family engagement activities with Head Start, Early Reading First, preschool programs, and other programs • Understandable communication

  15. Building Capacity for Involvement • The district shall provide: • Assistance to parents-families in understanding the academic standards, assessments, Title I requirements • Information in regard to how parents-families can participate in decisions about the education of their education • Materials and training, such as literacy training and using technology to foster Family Engagement

  16. Building Capacity • The district may: • Involve parents-families in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other staff • Provide literacy training • Pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local family engagement activities • Train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents-families

  17. Building Capacity • The district may: (cont’d) • Arrange convenient school meetings • Adopt and implement model approaches • Establish a district-wide parent-family council • Develop community involvement

  18. Timeline • Beginning of School Year (August/September) • Parents Rights to Know • Send out in enrollment packet • Include in calendar/student handbook • Article in local newspaper • Parent Involvement Policy • Review periodically

  19. TimeLine(cont’d) • Annual Title I Meeting • Description of the school’s curriculum • Forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress • Proficiency levels students are expected to meet

  20. Timeline (cont’d) • End of School Year (April/May) • Annual Evaluation of the Title I Program (Include parents-families in evaluation)

  21. Family engagement Schools on Improvement

  22. Accountability Notices • Review of adequate yearly progress • Detailed notice regarding a school’s identification as in need ofimprovement • What identification means • Reasons for identification • How parents-families can be involved in addressing • Parent’s-Family’s options • AMAO statement

  23. Accountability Notices (cont’d) • Action taken to address the problems • What the school is doing • What the district and state are doing • Corrective actions or restructuring plans

  24. Title III Separate Notification • Failure to make progress on the AMAOs for any year (no later than 30 days after failure is known) AMAO = Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives

  25. Parent-Family Notifications • Translations of some general documents, in several different languages, are available on our website (German, Burmese, Lao, Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese). •

  26. Parent Options • School Choice • All students in schools on improvement • Notice by mail, information through broader means • Beginning of school year • Reasonable deadline to respond • LEA pays for transportation

  27. Parent Options (cont’d) • Supplemental Services • Offered 2nd year on improvement • Eligible students – low income • Annual Notice: • Providers within the area • Description of Services • Assist in decision, if requested • Parents-families choose the provider

  28. Family engagement Use of Funds

  29. Use of Funds • Districts receiving a Title I allocation of $500,000 or more MUST set aside 1% of total allocation. • 95% of the set-aside must be distributed to schools. • 5% may be kept at the district level.

  30. Use of funds(cont’d) • Parents-families must be included in planning how the funds will be spent – at both the district and the school levels.

  31. Use of funds(cont’d) • District-level uses: • Parent/Family Engagement Liaison • Family Engagement Resource Center • Parenting Classes • ELL Classes for Parents-Families • GED Courses for Parents-Families

  32. Use of funds(cont’d) • School-Level Uses: • Family Nights (math, reading, etc.) • Supplies and materials • Child care • Light meal

  33. Use of funds • School/Parent-Family Liaison • Parent-Family Resource Area

  34. Kansas Parent Information Resource Center • KPIRC • Federally funded resource center • Working on a toolkit on the key points of Family Engagement and how to increase Family Engagement in schools • • 1-866-711-6711 (toll free) • (785) 783-2975 (local) • Federal PIRC »

  35. Questions??? Christine Macy Parent Involvement Consultant KSDE 785-296-3287