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Parental Involvement Compliance “ within the lines ”. Title I Statewide School Support and Family and Community Engagement Initiative ACET October 2012 Skip Forsyth. The challenge…. Staying within the lines, compliance Creating your own unique masterpiece. Where are the lines?.

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Parental involvement compliance within the lines

Parental Involvement Compliance “within the lines”

Title I Statewide School Support and Family and Community Engagement Initiative


October 2012

Skip Forsyth

The challenge
The challenge…

  • Staying within the lines, compliance

  • Creating your own unique masterpiece

Where are the lines
Where are the lines?

  • The statute, Public Law 107-110 Section 1118

  • TEC Section 26

  • Provisions and Assurances

  • Parent and Family Involvement, School Year Calendar

Par inv requirements
Par Inv Requirements

  • Publications

Language and format
Language and Format

  • Par Inv documents in English and in other languages (such as Spanish) if you have the resources

  • Provide Par Inv documents in other languages when requested

  • Information and correspondence provided in a uniform and understandable format, and to the extent practicable, in a language the parents understand

Par inv policy
Par Inv Policy

  • Reviewed and revised occasionally when the comprehensive needs assessment provides new findings

  • Evaluated annually with parent input to improve the content and effectiveness of the policy

  • Updated by the par inv liaison with the assistance of the PTA or PTO

Par inv policy1
Par Inv Policy

  • Must be approved by the local school board

  • Must be agreed on with parents

  • Must be published in the local newspaper

Par inv policy2
Par Inv Policy

  • Publication

School parent compact
School-Parent Compact

  • It’s required by statute to have them signed by parents

  • One generic compact can be developed and used at all campuses within the district

  • The compact needs to be presented and discussed at the elementary school parent-teacher conference

School improvement
School Improvement

Schools that have not made AYP and are in one of the stages of school improvement:

  • Must notify parents before the end of the first six weeks

  • Must consult parents when developing the School Improvement Plan

  • Must apologize and promise to improve

Annual meeting
Annual Meeting

  • It is advisable to conduct the meting during half time of the first home football game

  • Referring parents to the handbook and school website at registration is sufficient

  • The meeting needs to be provided at a convenient time and place to inform parents about the par inv program and their rights and responsibilities

Not within the lines
NOT within the lines?

  • Elementary

  • Primary

  • Middle

  • Junior High

  • High School

  • Public

  • Charter

  • Magnet

  • Inner City/Urban

  • Rural

  • Suburban

  • High Poverty

  • Limited English Speaking

  • Degreed & Professional

Comprehensive needs assessment
Comprehensive Needs Assessment

  • Demographics

  • Statistical Information

    • Test results and graduation rates

    • Attendance and discipline

    • Parent participation

  • Anecdotal Information

  • Family Data

    • Single parent or traditional

    • Working and hours

    • Spoken language and literacy

Create your masterpiece
Create Your Masterpiece

  • The statute and policy and compact, they are the “brushes and tools”

  • The comprehensive needs assessment, it is the “paint and color”

  • The students and staff and families, they are the “canvas”



  • Not still life, not a single snapshot


  • It’s a mural, a panorama, group art

Tools and resources
Tools and Resources



Tools and resources1
Tools and Resources

  • Website

    • Go to

    • Click on Title I Statewide Initiative icon

    • Once there, lots of choices

Need assistance
Need Assistance?

  • Terri Stafford


  • Skip Forsyth