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Parent Involvement

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Sections 1118 of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires the involvement of parents of participating children in the design and implementation of Title I projects. A local
educational agency may receive funds under this part only if such agency implements programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in programs assisted
under this part consistent with this section. Such programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of
participating children.

Describe the programs, activities, and procedures established to build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for meaningful parental involvement.

1 Each school served under this part shall convene an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to
inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I and to explain the requirements of the Title I program, and the right of the parents to be involved.
Describe: Parents will be invited to an annual Title 1 meeting that provides information about the Title 1 program and parental rights concerning Title 1. In the meeting, description
of student outcomes, budget, activities and other forms of parental involvement that is necessary to enhance student achievement and promote school improvement will be

2 Each school served shall offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide, with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits,
as such services relate to parental involvement.
Describe: Meetings will be offered before, during, and after regular school hours to promote attendance and meet the needs of parents. Any accommodations needed will be
provided to ensure that parents are given the opportunity to be involved.

3 Parents should be involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs, including the planning, review, and improvement of the
school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the school-wide program plan (if applicable).
Describe: Parents have been invited to be part of the school’s leadership team to provide input on curriculum, school-wide policy development, and student activities.

4 Parents must be provided with timely information about programs under this part; and a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic
assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
Describe: During the annual Title 1 Parent meeting, parents are presented information that describes the curriculum and other assessments used to measure student progress,
current and latter proficiency levels, and achievement.

5 If requested, schools must provide parents opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their
children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
Describe: Parents have the opportunity to participate in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which offers the opportunity to express any concerns or make suggestions. From
this meeting, the PTA officers or parent representative(s) bring ideas, suggestions, or comments to the school’s leadership team. The leadership team then discusses and make
changes or offer recommendations based on the feedback given from the PTA officers or parent representative(s).

6 If the school-wide program plan( if applicable) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school is required to submit any parent comments on the plan when the
school makes the plan available to the LEA.
Describe: Any comments made that are in reference to the unsatisfactory state of the plan will be submitted along with the plan to the Title 1 department of the district.

7 Each participating school shall jointly develop with parents for all children served a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the
responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve State standards.
Describe: Title 1 Elementary School Compact has been created. This compact outlines the responsibility of students, family members, teachers, and administrators in ensuing
that positive collaborative relationships are built and used as means of improving student academic success.
8 LEAs and schools served under this part shall provide assistance to parents of children served by the school or LEA, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the State’s
academic content standards and State student academic standards, State and local academic assessments, the requirements of Title I, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work
with educators to improve the achievement of their children.
Describe: During the school year, parent nights (Reading, Math, Science) will be held to help parents understand the academic content standards and how students will be
assisted in relation to the standards. Parents are provided with progress reports and report cards. Updates are also provided via parent portal; a web based system that provides
direct contact between teacher and parent. Parents receive up-to-date information regarding grades, assignments, and attendance along with teacher comments related to
student progress and achievement. The annual Title 1 meeting provides information about the requirements of Title 1 and how it affects students, families, and schools.

9 Parents must be provided materials and training to help them to work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as
appropriate, to foster parental involvement.
Describe: Parents are provided with literacy and technology training at our Curriculum Nights (a conglomeration of nights for parental involvement called Parent Night) at the
school. This training gives parents hands-on experience with activities used to improve and enhance student achievement.

10 LEAs and schools are required to educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents,
and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school.
Describe: The school district offers schools and parents a training Parenting Partners. Through this training, schools and parents work together to build a positive collaborative
environment that is conducive to relationships that focus on student outcomes.

11 To the extent feasible and appropriate, there should be coordination and integration of parent programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, the
Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public school preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent
resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
Describe: The school does not have a Pre-K program. The school serves grade third through fifth.

12 LEAs and schools shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the
extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
Describe: Written and verbal communication is sent to parents in both English and Spanish. Interpreters are provided and on call as needed.

13 In carrying out the parental involvement requirements, the LEA and school, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English
proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 in a format and, to the extent
practicable, in a language such parents understand.
Describe: The Parenting Partners program is dedicated to ensuring that parent of all students are active in the school community. Information is disseminated in a user friendly
manner to accommodate any language barriers. The school district also has a Migrant Center that concentrates on build parental involvement with students and families who
may need these services.

14 LEAs and schools may adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement.
Describe: Parenting Partners is the program adopted and used by the school district to improve parental involvement.

15 LEAs and schools may adopt appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities.
Describe: Community-based organizations and businesses have access to the school community and are able to provide programs and activities that enhance parental
involvement in the learning community to promote student achievement.

16 Parents may be involved in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of such training.
Describe: Parenting Partners gives parents the opportunity to be involved in training teachers, principals, and other educators on how to motivate students and parents. This
training also lends itself to practices that enhance student learning and achievement
17 If the LEA has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding, Title I funds may be used to provide necessary literacy training.
Describe: Title 1 funds have are used when other sources of funding have been exhausted. The funds can be transferred within the budgetary confines to ensure that literacy
training available.

18 Title I funds may be used to pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental involvement activities, including transportation and child care costs, to enable
parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions.
Describe: A budget has been established to ensure that Title 1 funds are used in association with parental involvement. There is a list that references approved expenditures for
parental involvement in regard to the use of Title 1 funds.

19 LEAs and schools may train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents.
Describe: Parents are challenges to join the school’s PTA, leadership teams, and parental advisory councils.

20 LEAs and schools may arrange school meetings at a variety of times, or conduct in-home conferences between teachers or other educators who work directly with participating children,
with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, in order to maximize parental involvement and participation.
Describe: School personnel are allowed to meet the necessary needs of parents who are unable to attend to ensure that they are and remain active members of the learning

21 District parental advisory councils may be established to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in Title I programs.
Describe: A district parental council has been established and meets throughout the school year to address any concerns related to parental involvement in Title 1

School Year:  2022-2023 

Parent Involvement Policy

Englewood Elementary is committed to provide each student with the tools needed to be successful in life. We understand that our families, school staff and community work together to make this happen. This policy shows how we plan to accomplish this task.

  1. Annual Title I Public Meeting

Englewood Elementary will host an annual public meeting for all parents and staff members. This meeting is to inform parents about their rights under the law and to provide them with the information that will allow them to be fully active in their child’s education. This meeting will be held in conjunction with grade level curriculum nights and for those unable to attend meeting information will be sent home with students. This will also provide parents an opportunity to review the School-Parent-Student Compact and suggest possible changes. Parents will be asked for recommendations of future dates and times to meet throughout the year.

  1. Flexible Meetings

Each parent meeting will be held at two different times to make it more convenient for parents to attend. The information shared at the Annual Public meeting will also be shared with parents of new students as they enroll and will be included in the monthly school newsletter for parents who may not be able to attend. 

  1. Involving Parents in an Organized, Ongoing, and Timely Way

Progress reports will be provided to parents three times during each quarter. Parenting education sessions will also be conducted each semester to share ways to assist parents and teachers to work together as partners. Parents will be asked for their suggestions or recommendations at all meetings.

  1. Timely Information

Parents will receive information on a regular basis through the Connect-ED, Class Dojo, school website, social media pages, curriculum nights, progress reports, and quarterly report cards. Parents’ questions and concerns will be addressed at each session throughout the year.

  1. Opportunities for Regular Meetings

Parent meetings will be held throughout the year which gives parents a chance to be actively involved in their child’s education. A parent survey will be developed and distributed, and parent support groups will be formed. Parent conferences are scheduled at a time available to parents. Parents are given a chance to give feedback on a quarterly and annual basis.

  1. Providing for Parent Comments

The parent policy is reviewed throughout the year and any concerns will be submitted to the district office. Parents will be asked for their comments and suggestions regarding the compact as well. An annual survey of parent/school issues will be conducted. 

  1. School-Parent-Student Compact

The School-Parent-Student Compact is developed and/or reviewed at the annual meeting, and reviewed at each parent meeting. Parents are asked for comments regarding the compact. A roster of signed compacts is filed in each teacher’s room. 

Nash County Public Schools 2022-2023 School Year

School-Parent-Student Compact

Nash County Public Schools is committed to providing each student with the tools necessary to successfully meet the challenges they will face in a diverse world. NCPS understands that our families, school staff, and community create the educational environment necessary to accomplish this task. As a result, we have developed this compact to be read, agreed to, and distributed to our entire school family. We ask that you promise to do this by signing and dating the portion of the compact that applies to you.




It is important that I be successful in school. Therefore, I will do the following:

Attend school regularly and be on time.

Have high expectations for myself.

Have a positive attitude towards self, others, school, and learning.

Know and obey all school and class rules and be respectful to others.

Work as hard as I can on my school assignments.

Ask for help when I need help.

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Student Signature          Date

It is important that all children are successful in school. I will work with my child to impact his/her learning by doing the following:

My child will attend school regularly and be on time.

Have high expectations for my child.

Support the school's efforts to maintain proper discipline.

Provide a place for my child to study and make sure that schoolwork is done.

Talk and work with the school and teachers to support my child's learning.


Parent/Guardian Signature



It is important that your child be successful in school. Therefore, I will do the following:

Maintain high expectations for each learner.

Respect and encourage each student.

Model positive school behavior.

Provide motivating and interesting learning experiences in my classroom

to support student learning.

Establish communication with parents to discuss student progress, goals, and grading system.

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Teacher Signature          Date

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Teacher Signature          Date

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Teacher Signature          Date

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Teacher Signature          Date