Mayo Demonstration School of Science and Technology Parental Involvement Policy Section 1118(c)
PART I. GENERAL EXPECTATIONS Mayo Demonstration School of Science and Technology agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:
- We will put into operation programs, activities and procedures for the involvement of parents consistent with section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Those programs, activities, and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
- We will include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with section 1118(d) of the ESEA.
- In carrying out the Title I, Part A parental involvement requirements, to the extent practiced, we will 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 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format and, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.
- If the school wide site plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children in the Title I, Part A program, we will submit any parent comments with the plan when the school District submits the plan to the State Department of Education.
- We will involve the parents of children served with Title I, Part funds in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent, and will ensure that not less than 95 percent of the one percent reserved goes directly to the schools.
- We will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition:
Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:
(A) That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
(B) that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school; (C) that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; (D) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA.
Parental Information and Resource Center in the state.
PART II. DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE SCHOOL WILL IMPLEMENT REQUIRED SCHOOL-LEVEL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS
1. We will build parent’s capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the parents and the community to improve student academic achievement, through the following activities specifically described below:
A. We will, with the assistance of the district, provide assistance to parents of children served by the school, as appropriate, in understanding topics such as the following, by undertaking the actions described in this paragraph:
- the state’s academic content standards,
- the state’s student academic achievement standards,
- the state and local academic assessments including alternate assessments,
- the requirements of Title I, Part A,
- how to monitor their child’s progress, and
- how to work with educators.
B. The school will, with the assistance of the district, provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training, math training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement, by incorporating the following: Summer Reading Program, Family Math Night (1), Family Literacy Night (2), and Family STEAM Night.
C. The school will, with the assistance of the district and parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and Schools, by: distributing weekly Mayo Message newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events, curriculum updates, volunteer opportunities; updates and emergency notifications via School Connects, mayo.tulsaschools.org, Facebook, Twitter and School Way; and parents tours. Mayo will also make available to all parents a Student and Staff Notebook.
D. The school will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters and conduct other activities such as providing a parent resource center to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. We will do this by: inviting parents to school activities, Mayo Mingle at the beginning of the year, Back to School nights in the fall, Student-Led Conferences in the fall and spring; family curriculum nights; and early-childhood transition activities over the summer.
E. The school will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. Actions: Translation to Spanish for parents upon request and use of Language Assistance Line; certified translator on staff
F. The school will take the following actions to provide other such reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request. Actions: Mayo Mingle, Back to School Night, Parent/Teacher Conferences; Overnight Field Studies and fine arts programs.
2. Mayo Demonstration School of Science and Technology will:
A. Convene an annual meeting to explain the Title I program to parents and inform them of their right to be involved in the program.
B. Offer a flexible number of meetings (the school may use Title I funds to pay related Expenses, such as child care, transportation or home visits).
C. Involve parents in planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs.
D. Provide timely information about Title I programs to parents; describe the curricula, the student assessments and proficiency levels students are expected to meet; respond promptly to parent suggestions and provide opportunities for regular meetings where parents can provide input.
E. Provide parents with an opportunity to submit dissenting views to the district if a school’s Program is not acceptable to them.
PART III. ADOPTION
This School Site Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs.
Kenneth S. Joslin
September 13, 2018