2 Vision El Paso Independent School District envisions a time when – Our parents will serve as equal partners in the educational enterpriseOur parents will achieve adult literacy and receive technology trainingOur parents will demonstrate a willingness to rear healthy, well-educated children who will be able to take full advantage of the District’s instructional offerings.
3 District Policy Parental engagement Responsibilities of the District Responsibilities of the SchoolSchool-Parent CompactNo Child Left Behind
4 Title I Schools Parental engagement Monthly programs, activities, and proceduresMonthly parent meetings/presentationsMonthly documentation must include cover sheet with proof of the following:Cover SheetNotification/ Invitation in English/SpanishAgenda in English/SpanishSign in Sheets in English/Spanish*Minutes in English/Spanish*Distribution of the minutes in English/SpanishEvaluation in English/Spanish*Required for the CIP, Policy, and Compact Meetings Only.
5 District Responsibilities Assist campuses with parental engagementProvide guidelines for the Parental Engagement component of the Campus Improvement PlanDisseminate information regarding parental engagement
6 District Responsibilities Provide monthly training for staff and parentsHost District Parent AcademiesSupport the Region XIX and local parent conferences
7 District Responsibilities Provide monthly training for staff by High School Feeder Pattern
8 District Responsibilities Support Region XIX and District parent conferences
9 District Improvement Plan Involve parents in planningHave all schools provide for parental engagementCreate initiatives that prepare parents to be their children’s first teachers
10 District InitiativesEncourage all schools to provide literacy and technology training for parentsPromote the VIPS at all campusesPromote the PIES at all campusesPromote the PTA at all campuses
11 EPISD FATHERHOOD TO RAISE THE LEVEL OF AWARENESS OF FATHERHOOD TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF FATHERSAND FATHER ROLE MODELSCARINGTRUSTFINANCIAL SUPPORTSECURITYHUMORCOURAGEINDEPENDENCESELF CONFIDENCEPATIENCEFORGIVENESSSELF PROTECTIONIDENTITYFAMILYSPIRITUALITY
12 Parental Engagement 2009-2010 Training Calendar Fall Semester Friday, September 11, 2009, at CCTE, Mandatory Title I Meetings (CIP, Policy, and Compact) and Budget from 8-11:30am or 1:30-4:00pmSaturday, October 3, The 6th Annual Dad & Kids Play (Fatherhood Initiative Title I) at Houston Elementary School from 8-11:30amSaturday, October 24, Irvin H.S. Parent Academy 8-12 noonSaturday, November 7, Region 19 Parent Academy at Americas High School (Socorro ISD) from 8:00am-3:30pmFriday, December 11, 2009 at CCTE, Dr. Ana Soledad DELA- (Department Of English Language Acquisition) Information for our parents and Linda Brown Ph.D. from Insights To Excellence Developing Parenting Skills 8-11:30am or 1:30-4:00pm
13 Region 19 Parent Involvement Training Coming EventsContact Darlene Bruce, M.ED. at (915) Project Manager, Parental Involvement Region 19-Education Service Center 6611 Boeing Drive, El Paso, TX Fax: (915)
14 No Child Left Behind Requirements Having a written parent involvement policy at the district and campus levelsBuilding parents’ capacity to participate must be included in the policyWriting school-parent compacts at the campus levelHolding annual school meetingsPlacing 1% of Title I funds in schools’ budgetsKeeping parents informed
15 NCLB Requirements For District/Campus Policies Statute requires that BOTH districts and campuses have written parental involvement policies that areDeveloped with parentsAgreed upon by parentsDistributed to parentsReviewed by parentsP.L , Section 1118 (a)(2), (b)(1)Living, Breathing Documents
16 NCLB Requirements For Building Parents’ Capacity To Participate 1 Program Information for Parents – Each LEA and school shall provide assistance to parents of participating Title I children in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content and achievement standards, the assessments being used, the requirements of Title I, Part A, and how to monitor their children’s progress and work with educators to improve their achievement.2 Materials and Training – Each LEA and school shall provide materials and training, such as literacy training and training on how to use technology, to help parents work with their children to improve achievement.3 Educate Educators – Each LEA and school shall 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.
17 NCLB Requirements For Building parents’ capacity to participate (cont) 4 Preschool Coordination – Each LEA and school shall, “to the extent feasible and appropriate,” coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs with Head Start, Even Start, and other preschool 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.5 Understandable Communication – Each LEA and school shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.6 Other Required Activities – Each LEA and school shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.
18 NCLB Requirements For Campus Compacts · describe the school's responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the children served under Title I, Part A to meet the State's student academic achievement standards, and the ways in which each parent will be responsible for supporting their children's learning, such as monitoring attendance, homework completion, and television watching; volunteering in their child's classroom; and participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children and positive use of extracurricular time; and· address the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis through, at a minimum —- parent-teacher conferences in elementary schools, at least annually, during which the compact shall be discussed as the compact relates to the individual child's achievement;- frequent reports to parents on their children's progress; and- reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and observation of classroom activities.
19 NCLB Requirements For Holding Annual School Meetings Each Title I, Part A campus must—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, Part A and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and the right of the parents to be involved;Offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide, with Title I, Part A funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services relate to parental involvement;Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I, Part A programs, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the school wide program plan under section 1114(b)(2), except that if a school has in place a process for involving parents in the joint planning and design of the school's programs, the school may use that process, if such process an adequate representation of parents of participating children;
20 NCLB Requirements For Holding Annual School Meetings (Cont) Provide parents of participating children —timely information about Title I, Part A programs;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; andif requested by 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; andif the school wide program plan under section 1114(b)(2) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the LEA.
21 NCLB Requirements For Placing 1% of Title I funds NCLB requires an LEA with a Title I, Part A entitlement exceeding $500,000 to reserve at least 1% of that entitlement to carry out the Title I, Part A parent involvement activities, including promoting family literacy and parenting skills.Parents of children who receive Title I, Part A services must be involved in the decisions regarding how these funds are allotted for parental involvement activities. Not less than 95% (of the 1% reservation) of the Title I, Part A funds for parental involvement must be distributed to Title I, Part A campuses, and must be in addition to the campus’s regular Title I, Part A campus allocation.
22 Mandatory Procedures For Title 1 School Meetings-Notification PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH ABOUT UPCOMING MEETINGSNOTIFICATION WILL BE DONE BY USING AS MANY OF THE FOLLOWING NCLB RECOMMENDATIONS AS NECESSARY: LETTER (MAIL) STUDENT HANDBOOK NEWSPAPER NEWSLETTER AND CORRESPONDENCE SENT HOME WITH STUDENTS MEETINGS:HOW THE MEETING WAS PUBLICIZED,SIGN-IN SHEET,AGENDA,MINUTES OR PRODUCT: OR CONFERENCES:TEACHER AND PARENT MEETING, SIGN-IN SHEETS SHOULD BE MAINTAINED. TELEPHONE: MAINTAIN A PHONE LOG WEBSITE:SAVE AN OF ALL WEBSITE DOCUMENTS MARQUIS POSTING
23 Mandatory Procedures For Title 1 School Meetings-Compliance Folder 3. A COMPLIANCE FOLDER WILL BE KEPT IN THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE AND MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:NAME OF ADMINISTRATORDATE OF MEETINGCOVER SHEETNOTIFICATION/INVITATION IN ENGLISH/SPANISHAGENDA IN ENGLISH/SPANISHSIGN IN SHEETS IN ENGLISH/SPANISH*MINUTES IN ENGLISH/SPANISH*DISTRIBUTION OF MINUTES IN ENGLISH/SPANISHEVALUATION IN ENGLISH/SPANISH*Required for the CIP, Policy, and Compact Meetings Only
24 Mandatory Procedures For Title 1 School Meetings-Agenda Items THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS MUST BE COVERED:1) *CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN- CIP2) DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY3) *CAMPUS PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLAN4) *CAMPUS COMPACT5) TITLE I, PART A-IMPROVING BASIC PROGRAMS6) TITLE I,PART C-MIGRANT EDUCATION7) TITLE II, PART A –TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL TRAINING AN RECRUITING8) TITLE II, PART D –ENHANCING EDUCATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY9) TITLE III, PART A –LEP AND IMMIGRANT10) TITLE IV, PART A-SAFE AND DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES11) TITLE V PART A-INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS12) TITLE VI PART B-RURAL EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM13) TITLE IX-USCO, SCHOOL SAFETY CHOICE OPTION14) TITLE X-MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT* Mandatory Campus Meetings
25 * PLAN DE MEJORAMIENTO DE LA ESCUELA CIP Mandatory Procedures For Title 1 School Meetings-Agenda Items (Spanish) TEMAS REQUIRIDOS PARA LAS JUNTAS DE PADRES DE TITULO 1* PLAN DE MEJORAMIENTO DE LA ESCUELA CIPPLAN DE INVOLUCRAMIENTO DE PADRES DEL DISTRITO* PLAN DE INVOLUCRAMIENTO DE PADRES DE LA ESCUELA* COMPACTO ENTRE ESCUELA Y PADRESTITULO 1 PARTE A-MEJORANDO LOS PROGRAMAS BASICOSTITULO 1 PARTE C-EDUCACION DE MIGRANTESTITULO 11 PARTE A-ENTRENAMIENTO Y SELECCIÓN DE MAESTROS Y DIRECTORESTITULO 11 PARTE D-MEJORANdO LA EDUCACION CON LA TECNOLOGIATITULO 111 PARTE A-ESTUDIANTES CON INGLES LIMITADO Y MIGRANTESTITULO IV PARTE A-EL PROGRAMA DE ESCUELAS Y COMUNIDADES SEGURAS Y LIBRES DE DROGASTITULO V PARTE A-PROGRAMAS INNOVADORESTITULO VI PARTE B-EL PROGRAMA DE LOGROS PARA LA EDUCACION RURALTITULO IX-USCO, LA OPCION DE ASISTIR A ESCUELAS SEGURASTITULO X-MCKINNEY-VENTO PROGRAMA DE ASISTENCIA PARA LOS ESTUDIANTES DESAMPARADOS* Juntas mandatorias en cada escuela
26 PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT/ENLACE DE PADRES Mandatory Forms For Title 1 School Meetings-Invitation/Notification ExamplesEPISDPARENTAL ENGAGEMENT/ENLACE DE PADRESINVITATION/NOTIFICATION EXAMPLES:1. NEWSPAPER2. RADIO3. TV4. WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE5. TELEPHONE6. MARQUIS7. COMPUTER8. MEETING(MUST BE DONE IN ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH.)
27 Mandatory Forms For Title 1 School Meetings-Agenda EPISDPARENTAL ENGAGEMENT/ENLACE DE PADRESAGENDASCHOOL/ESCUELA TOPIC/TEMA________________ ________________DATE/FECHA SPEAKER/PRESENTADORTIME/HORA LOCATION/LUGAR________________ _______________CAMPUS DESIGNEE___________________________________1. __________________________________________________________________________________________________2. ________________________________________________3. ________________________________________________4. ________________________________________________5. ________________________________________________
29 PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT/ENLACE DE PADRES Mandatory Forms For Title 1 School Meetings Minutes/Distribution Required only for the CIP, Policy, And Compact MeetingsEPISDPARENTAL ENGAGEMENT/ENLACE DE PADRESMINUTESSCHOOL/ESCUELA TOPIC/TEMA________________ _______________DATE/FECHA SPEAKER/PRESENTADORTIME/HORA LOCATION/LUGAR________________ ________________CAMPUS DESIGNEE__________________________________1.___________________________________________________________________________________________________2. ________________________________________________3. ________________________________________________4. ________________________________________________5. ________________________________________________
30 Mandatory Forms For Title 1 School Meetings-Evaluation EPISDPARENTAL ENGAGEMENT/ENLACE DE PADRESPARENT EVALUATION/EVALUACION DE PADRESSCHOOL/ESCUELA________________________________________SPEAKER/PRESENTADOR___________________________________TOPIC/TEMA ____________________________________________DATE/FECHA ____________________TIME/HORA______________LOCATION/LUGAR________________________________________DID YOU LIKE THE PRESENTATION? YES NO WHY?¿LE GUSTO LA PRESENTACION? SI NO ¿POR QUE?______________________________________________________WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOPIC? YES NO WHY?¿LE GUSTARIA MAS INFORMACION SOBRE ESTE TEMA? SI NO ¿POR QUE?IS THIS INFORMATION VALUABLE TO YOU? YES NO WHY?¿ES VALIOSA ESTA INFORMACION PARA USTED? SI NO ¿POR QUE?COMMENTS/COMENTARIOS
31 TEN THINGS TEACHERS WISH PARENTS WOULD DO 1. Be involved in their children’s education.2. Provide resources at home for reading and learning.3. Set a good example.4. Encourage children to do their best in school.5. Academics should be parents’ first concern.6. Support school rules and goals.7. Use pressure positively.8. Call teachers as soon as a problem becomes apparent.9. Exercise parental responsibility.10. Understand that alcohol, tobacco, and excessive partying are problems as serious as drug abuse.
32 Ten Things Parents Wish Teachers Would Do 1. Build students’ self-esteem.2. Get to know each child’s needs.3. Communicate often and openly with parents.4. Regularly assign homework that helps children learn.5. Set high academic standards.6. Care about children.7. Treat all children fairly.8. Enforce a positive discipline code.9. Be aware of students’ different learning styles.10. Encourage parent participation.
33 Parental Engagement Resources Title I Statewide School Support/ Parental Involvement InitiativeNo Child Left BehindRegion 19-Education Service Center
34 Parental Engagement Staff Saul B Torres, Facilitator Carlos A. Martinez, Director6531 Boeing Drive Community & Governmental RelationsEl Paso, Texas FaxFaxAlbert Segovia, Program Assistant Maria Hortensia Vitela, SecretaryCommunity & Governmental RelationsOralia Maldonado, Clerk