Parent Involvement Plan

Greenville R-II Schools
Parent Involvement Plan

The Greenville R-II School District recognizes the parent involvement in the educational process as a critical factor whose importance cannot be overemphasized. The necessity for parent involvement in the education program is also recognized by the Title I policy which requires a written plan that describes the means for carrying out requirements for parental involvement. This written plan will be distributed annually to the parents of all students participating in the District’s Title I programs.

An advisory council consisting of the Director of Federal Programs, building administrators, Title I teachers, regular classroom teachers, and parents will assist in the formulation of the District’s Title I program plan and the process of school review and improvement. The council will utilize the results of the annual program review survey to formulate the plan and to provide direction for program involvement. The council will also formulate a school-parent compact that will outline how parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improving student achievement. The compact will:
• describe the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards.
• describe the school’s responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables Title I children to meet the state’s student performance standards; and
• address the importance of on-going communication between teachers and parents through parent-teacher conferences, frequent reports to parents on progress, and reasonable access to staff.

Greenville R-II Schools will strive for increased parent involvement through the following strategies:

I. Communication:
a. Inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I.
b. Principal will plan activities with parental input.
c. Explain parents’ right to be involved in planning, review, and implementation of the programs under Title I.
d. Address the parents’ right to know law in compliance with NCLB.
e. Conferences between parents and teachers are held at least twice annually and throughout the year when needed.
f. The Parent/Student/School Compact is discussed and signed at the beginning of each school year.
g. Calendar of events is sent out to keep parents informed.

II. Shared responsibility for High Student Performance:
a. Parent/Student/School Compacts are signed at the beginning of the school year. This compact outlines the responsibility for improving student achievement that lies with parents, school staff, and students.
b. At Open House night, teachers meet with parents and students and a description and explanation of the class curriculum is discussed along with the forms of assessment and student expectations.
c. At the beginning of the year information packets are sent out to parents including student handbooks, discipline policies, etc.
d. Parents are kept informed of assessed reading levels of their children at the beginning and end of the year.

III. Building Parents’ Capacity for Involvement in School:
a. The school will provide students and their families a site to interact in an educational setting along with the resources to enhance the learning experience.
b. Parent/student involvement activities include, but are not limited to: Open House, Parent/Student/School Compacts, parent workshops, Career Fair, and parent/teacher conferences.