School Parent Involvement Policy
Brinson Memorial Elementary
Title I Parent Involvement Policy
1.) Convening an annual public meeting.
The school-wide program at Brinson Memorial School convenes
with annual grade level meetings during the fall at flexible times.
Parents shall be invited and encouraged to attend by written
notices sent home and published in the monthly newsletter. The
agenda of the meetings will include an overview of the school wide
program, the rights of the parents to be involved, curriculum of
Brinson students, assessment tools, compacts, and proficiency
levels. State academic content standards, student academic
achievement standards, how a child’s progress is monitored, and
how to work with educators to improve achievement levels of their
children will be covered as well as an overview of the No Child
Left Behind Act.
2.) Offering a flexible number of meetings.
Brinson School offers multiple and varied forms of meetings for
parents. Parents not able to attend may request individual
conferences with the meeting facilitator. Teachers are encouraged
to make videos available to parents to checkout.
3.) Involving parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely
Parents at Brinson School will have the opportunity to participate
in the school wide planning, review, improvement, and evaluation
of the school wide program through meetings; encouragement of
parent involvement in the classroom, and frequent communication
in an on-going format. The entire plan will be open for discussion
and review by parents. The PTO Executive/Title I Parent Advisory
Council will review the program and parental involvement plan.
Prior to each PTO meeting, matters concerning the program’s
planning and implementation of activities are brought before this
council for discussion and approval.
4.) Providing timely information.
Using different modes of communication, the following information
will be shared:
programs (descriptions, explanations and hands-on use of the
curriculum) used at Brinson with students, forms of academic
assessment used to measure student progress, and the
proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
5.) Providing opportunities for regular meetings.
Parents of students at Brinson School are encouraged to attend
their children’s class in order to observe and to learn strategies.
Conferences may be held to help parents better formulate
suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions
relating to the education of their children. Parents may request a
conference anytime throughout the year. Students with difficulty
achieving academic standards will be provided with a
Personalized Education Plan. Plans are created by parents,
teachers, and students. PEP meetings are scheduled each nine
weeks. Throughout the course of the school year, parents will
have multiple opportunities to meet with school personnel
concerning various areas of their child’s education
6.) Providing for parents' comments.
The school wide program plan will be assessed yearly by parents
through a survey and comments and concerns will be noted.
Decisions will be made based on the feedback from participants
and school wide data.
7.) Developing School-Parent Compacts.
Brinson School has jointly developed with parents, for all children,
a school parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire
school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved
student academic achievement and the means by which the
school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help
children achieve state standards. In August, this compact is given
to every student. It will be signed and returned to the homeroom
8.) Providing parent assistance.
During the initial school wide meetings, information pertaining to
the state’s academic content standards, state student academic
standards, state and local academic assessments, the
requirements of the school wide program, Title I school wide
requirements, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with
educators to improve the achievement of students will be
provided. Information also focuses on understanding the daily
curriculum and requirements of each student. The guidance
counselors and persons involved in testing can also provide
strategies to a group or on an individual basis depending on need.
Regular education teachers hold grade level conferences to
expose parents to the objectives for that grade; example—
Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math. Also, individual
teachers work with parents on an individual basis in order to help
their child. The Family Title I Resource Center, located in Room
226, also provide resources to parents individually and
9.) Providing materials and training.
Parents at Brinson School are encouraged to participate in their
child’s class and learn how to help their child at home with skills to
improve achievement. Brinson offers strategically effective
techniques to help children become better readers and study more
effectively. Parents are encouraged to use the Family Title I
Center located in Room 226, where the Title One Teachers can
help with information and materials, which benefit the child. Along
with progress reports, parents are sent the “Home School
Connection” newsletter to help them with parenting activities.
Parents of at-risk students will be invited to attend their child’s
remediation class(es) to learn strategies for improved student
academic achievement and on the use of technology whenever
applicable. Testing brochures are available for parents.
1O.) Educating school personnel.
Our school and school district base decisions on Baldrige criteria.
Staff Development is data directed toward improvement of
meeting the needs of our customers to include: teachers,
personnel, principals, students, or other stakeholders. A parent
representative is on our planning committee to ensure
representation. Every year, classroom teachers meet with parents
to discuss the value and utility of the contributions of parents to
their child’s education. Our school has a very successful volunteer
program that allows parents to become partners in the educational
lives of children. Our PAC committee and PTO coordinate parent
programs to ensure the success of each and every child.
11.) Coordinating and integrating.
Brinson School coordinates with local agencies to meet the needs
of parents and/or children. These agencies include DDS, Lions
Club, Dental Trailer, Neuse Mental Health, Head Start, Craven
County Sheriffs’ Department and other agencies as needed.
Brinson is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
requirements. Our district provides a preschool coordinator to
ensure eligible preschoolers receive appropriate services before
they start kindergarten. Kindergarten teachers make initial home
visits to encourage and support parents in fully participating with
the education of their children. Our school provides a parent
resource center located in Room 226 for parents.
12.) Ensuring that information is understandable.
Every effort is made to ensure all information sent to parents is in
a format and language that the parents can understand. This
includes translation, Braille, individual phone calls, home visits,
and newsletters. At meetings, parents will be asked for feedback
on information sent to them to ensure that it is at a reading level
13.) Opportunities for parents with limited English proficiency,
parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children.
We provide tutors to assist with non-English speaking students
and parents. We also have the following staff in place if needed to
assist disabled persons: nurse, hearing impaired and speech
teachers. Our facility is handicap accessible. All information sent
to parents (as much as possible) will be translated into their native