Title I - Parent Engagement Policy
Kenwood Leadership Academy Magnet School Title I Parent Policy
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It is the policy of Kenwood Leadership Academy Magnet School that parents have the opportunity to be involved jointly in the development of the school plan and in the school’s review process for the purpose of school improvement. Recognizing that parental involvement is the key to academic achievement, we seek to involve parents in an effective home-school partnership that will provide the best possible education for our students. The school provides coordination, technical assistance and other supports necessary to aid in the planning and implementation of parent involvement activities. The school encourages parent involvement and supports this partnership through providing information about what students are learning, hosting student led conferences, sending home daily planners and frequently communicating with our parents. In addition to these efforts we also host mini family learning series to teacher families about the 7 habits and how to integrate them into their homes.
- This jointly agreed upon written policy is distributed to parents through the Kenwood Family Handbook and Calendar given to every family at the beginning of the school year.
- Two annual meetings are held for all parents. Additional meetings with flexible times shall be held throughout the year and be determined by parent suggestions. Notification will posted on the building website, sent home in take-home folders and shared at a PTA meeting.
- Parents are given assistance in understanding the Title I requirements, standards, and assessments through the annual meetings and parent-teacher conferences.
- Parents receive an explanation of the school’s performance profile, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the expected proficiency levels through individual reports given to parents and conference time, and through report cards.
- Parents will be involved with the planning, review, and improvement of the school wide program.
- Parent involvement will be encouraged in a variety of methods. While parents often participate in many non academic activities, the school will also foster academic parent activities, including grade level newsletters, family learnings series, frequent individual parent meetings and student led conferences. Efforts will also be made to welcome parents into the school for informal fun settings as well.
- A school/parent compact outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students all share responsibility for improved student achievement. The compact also describes the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve our local standards. It is distributed as conferences and is reviewed at the annual meetings.
- The Title I program provides opportunities for parents to become partners with the school in promoting the education of their children both at home and at school. Parents are given help monitoring their student’s progress and provided assistance on how to participate in decisions related to their child’s education. The school also provides other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as requested by parents. Parents are encouraged to participate as volunteers in the school setting. Individual conferences will also be held. Reports on educational issues, books, and videos can be made available to parents.
- An annual evaluation of the parental involvement policy shall be conducted to determine its effectiveness. Findings will be used to design strategies for school improvement and revision of policies.
Providing children with equal access to quality education is of primary purpose. It is crucial that all partners (students, parents, educators, and communities) have the opportunity to provide input and offer resources to meet this purpose. As these partnerships are mutually beneficial, developing cooperative efforts will ensure improved academic achievement for all students.
2019-2020 Title I School Advisory Committee Members