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Rules and Regulations.  Requirements (Title I and Title III)  Notices  Timeline  Schools on Improvement  Use of Funds.

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1 Rules and Regulations

2  Requirements (Title I and Title III)  Notices  Timeline  Schools on Improvement  Use of Funds

3  LEA Family Engagement Policy  School Family Engagement Policy  School/Parent-Family Compacts  Building Capacity for Involvement (Parent Involvement Guidelines can be found in the NCLB & LCP Handbook on P. 173-184)

4  Districts required to review plan periodically  Schools required to hold regular parent-family meetings

5  How will the Title I school achieve the following:  Involve parents-families in the planning, review, and improvement of the Title I program (evaluation)  Offer a flexible number of times for family engagement activities  Convene an annual meeting to inform parents- families about Title I

6  State and Local Report Cards  Status of schools, districts and states in raising student achievement  Disaggregated data, schools on improvement, graduation rate  Available to all parents-families  Available through public means

7  Provide parents-families with timely information about the Title programs:  Description of the curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet  Their child’s individual assessment results  Title III notices

8 “ in an understandable and uniform format in a language the parents-family can understand”

9  Notice to parents-families  Child is eligible for ESOL and/or Title III services.  Individual Learning Plan for student

10 Must be provided…  Not later than 30 days after start of school (or within two weeks of being placed in an ESOL program) In an understandable and uniform format To the extent practicable, in a language parents- family can understand

11  Notify parents-families of all children in all Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers...  At the start of each school year  Describe the type of information available

12 At a minimum:  Met qualifying and licensing criteria  Emergency or provisional status  Degree major  Services by paraprofessionals

13  Additional timely notification (in a Title I School)  If student is assigned or taught by a teacher who is not “highly qualified” for four or more consecutive weeks

14  The district shall provide: (cont’d)  Educate teachers, principals, and other staff on how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents-families as equal partners  Coordination and integration of family engagement activities with Head Start, Early Reading First, preschool programs, and other programs  Understandable communication

15  The district shall provide:  Assistance to parents-families in understanding the academic standards, assessments, Title I requirements  Information in regard to how parents- families can participate in decisions about the education of their education  Materials and training, such as literacy training and using technology to foster Family Engagement

16  The district may :  Involve parents-families in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other staff  Provide literacy training  Pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local family engagement activities  Train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents-families

17  The district may: (cont’d)  Arrange convenient school meetings  Adopt and implement model approaches  Establish a district-wide parent-family council  Develop community involvement

18  Beginning of School Year (August/September)  Parents Rights to Know Send out in enrollment packet Include in calendar/student handbook Article in local newspaper  Parent Involvement Policy Review periodically

19  Annual Title I Meeting Description of the school’s curriculum Forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress Proficiency levels students are expected to meet

20  End of School Year (April/May)  Annual Evaluation of the Title I Program (Include parents-families in evaluation)

21 Schools on Improvement

22  Review of adequate yearly progress  Detailed notice regarding a school’s identification as in need of improvement  What identification means  Reasons for identification  How parents-families can be involved in addressing  Parent’s-Family’s options  AMAO statement

23  Action taken to address the problems  What the school is doing  What the district and state are doing  Corrective actions or restructuring plans

24  Failure to make progress on the AMAOs for any year (no later than 30 days after failure is known) AMAO = Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives

25  Translations of some general documents, in several different languages, are available on our website (German, Burmese, Lao, Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese). 

26  School Choice  All students in schools on improvement  Notice by mail, information through broader means  Beginning of school year  Reasonable deadline to respond  LEA pays for transportation

27  Supplemental Services  Offered 2 nd year on improvement  Eligible students – low income  Annual Notice: Providers within the area Description of Services Assist in decision, if requested  Parents-families choose the provider

28 Use of Funds

29  Districts receiving a Title I allocation of $500,000 or more MUST set aside 1% of total allocation.  95% of the set-aside must be distributed to schools.  5% may be kept at the district level.

30  Parents-families must be included in planning how the funds will be spent – at both the district and the school levels.

31  District-level uses:  Parent/Family Engagement Liaison  Family Engagement Resource Center  Parenting Classes  ELL Classes for Parents-Families  GED Courses for Parents-Families

32  School-Level Uses:  Family Nights (math, reading, etc.) Supplies and materials Child care Light meal

33  School/Parent-Family Liaison  Parent-Family Resource Area

34  KPIRC  Federally funded resource center  Working on a toolkit on the key points of Family Engagement and how to increase Family Engagement in schools   1-866-711-6711 (toll free)  (785) 783-2975 (local)  Federal PIRC »

35 Christine Macy Parent Involvement Consultant KSDE 785-296-3287

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