Parent Notification and Involvement
In the event a school is identified as needing improvement, corrective action or
restructuring, the law requires the local education agency to notify parents
accordingly and to explain to them how they can become involved in
school-improvement efforts. In any event, the law requires the same agency to
provide parents with local report cards, which include data on each individual
school in the district, as described earlier. Thus, parents have up-to-date
information about their child's school, which they can use in whatever manner
they choose to be involved.
Parents may help their child's school in a number of ways, including: attending
parent-teacher meetings or special meetings to address academic problems at the
school; volunteering to serve as needed; encouraging other parents to become
involved; and learning about the school's special challenges, community
resources and the No Child Left Behind Act. In addition, parents should take
advantage of the increased flexibility given local decision-makers by No Child
Left Behind and talk with their school board members, principals and other state
and local education leaders about which programs they think will help their
students the most.
In addition, the law has other specific requirements on parent involvement that
include the following:
- Each state education agency must support the collection and dissemination of
information on effective parent involvement practices to local education
agencies and schools.
- The law in Title I spells out specific measures that local education agencies
and schools receiving Title I funds must take to ensure parent involvement in
significant areas, including: overall planning at the district and school
levels; written policies on parent involvement at both levels; annual meetings;
training; coordinating parent involvement strategies among federal education
programs (i.e., Title I, Head Start and Reading First); and evaluating those
strategies and revising them if needed.
Source from Washington DC Public Schools
- Schools that have schoolwide programs must involve parents in
developing plans for such programs--that is, programs designed to raise
the achievement of low-achieving students in high-poverty Title I schools
by improving instruction throughout the entire school (thus using Title I
funds to serve all children).
- The law provides for involvement of parents of private schools
students served by various federal education programs such as Title I.
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