Parent Involvement and No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

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					  Parent Involvement and
No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
       District (LEA) and
        School/Building
 Expectations and Requirements
Section 1118 (Parent Involvement) of
NCLB addresses the following topics:
     District Parent Involvement Policy
     Reservation of Funds
     School/Building Parent Involvement
     Policy
     Shared Responsibilities
     Parent Compact
     Building Capacity for Involvement
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          NCLB Definition
“the participation of parents in regular,
two way, and meaningful
communication involving student
academic learning and other school
activities.”



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      DISTRICT PARENT
    INVOLVEMENT POLICY



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            District (LEA)
      Parent Involvement Policy

The law reads: “Each local educational
agency may receive funds… only if such
agency implements programs, activities,
and procedures for the involvement of
parents in programs assisted under this
part… Such… shall be planned and
implemented with meaningful consultation
with parents of participating children.”
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    Required Components of District
      Parent Involvement Policy
The written policy shall describe how
the LEA will involve parents in:
     Development of the plan
     The process of school review and
     improvement…


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        The LEA Will Provide:
    Coordination
    Technical assistance
     Other support
     Assistance in planning and
    implementing activities to improve
    student academic achievement

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             The LEA Will:
    Build the schools’ and parents’
    capability for strong parental
    involvement
    Coordinate and integrate parental
    involvement strategies



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The LEA will Annually Evaluate
    Content and effectiveness
    Identify barriers to greater
    participation
    Revise, if necessary




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     RESERVATION OF FUNDS




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           Reservation of Funds
     Reserve not less than 1% of such agency’s
     allocation … except that this paragraph shall not
     apply if 1% of such agency’s allocation … is
     $5,000 or less
     (B) Parents of children receiving services under
     this part shall be involved in decisions regarding
     how funds reserved … are allotted for parental
     involvement activities
     (C) Not less than 95% of the funds … shall be
     distributed to schools served under this part

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       SCHOOL PARENT
     INVOLVEMENT POLICY



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               School
      Parent Involvement Policy

Each school will:
Jointly develop and distribute to parents
of participating children a written parental
involvement policy, agreed to by parents



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               School Policy

     Annual meeting
     Convenient time
     Parents invited/encouraged to attend
     Explain Title I programs
     Requirements
     Rights of parents to be involved

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               School Policy
     Flexible number of meetings

     Use funds to provide transportation,
     child care, or home visits related to
     parent involvement



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               School Policy
     Involve parents in planning,
     reviewing, and improvement of
     programs
     – Including improvement of parental
       involvement plan and schoolwide
       program plan


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              School Policy
     A description and explanation of the
     curriculum in use at the school
     Forms of academic assessment used
     The proficiency level students are
     expected to meet
     Respond to any suggestions as soon
     as possible

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     SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES
        FOR HIGH STUDENT
      ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT



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Shared Responsibilities for High
Student Academic Achievement
     Jointly develop a school-parent
     compact
     Outlines how the parents, the school
     staff and students, will share the
     responsibility for improved student
     academic achievement


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     PARENT COMPACT




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             Parent Compact
     School’s responsibility:
     – Provide high-quality curriculum and
       instruction
     – Supportive and effective learning
       environment
     – Enable children to meet State’s
       academic achievement standards

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               Parent Compact
     Parent’s responsibility:
     – Support their child’s learning
     – Volunteer in their child’s classroom
     – Participate, as appropriate, in decisions
       relating to the education of their children
       and positive use of extracurricular time



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              Parent Compact
     On-going communication between
     teachers and parents:
     – Annual parent-teacher conferences in
       elementary schools to discuss the
       individual child’s achievement
     – Frequent reports to parents on
       children’s progress
     – Access to staff and opportunities to
       volunteer and participate in child’s class
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     BUILDING THE CAPACITY FOR
            INVOLVEMENT




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       Building Capacity For Parent
               Involvement
     Ensure effective involvement of
     parents
     Support a partnership with the school,
     parents, and the community
     Improve student academic
     achievement

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       Building Capacity For Parent
               Involvement
     Provide assistance to parents in
     understanding:
     – State’s academic content standards
     – State and local academic assessments
     – How to monitor a child’s progress and
       work with educators


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       Building Capacity For Parent
               Involvement
     Provide materials and training to help
     parents work with their children
     Educate teachers, pupil services
     personnel, principals, and other staff,
     with the assistance of parents:
     – To communicate
     – Work as equal partners
     – Implement and coordinate programs
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       Building Capacity For Parent
               Involvement
     Coordinate and integrate involvement in
     programs such as Head Start, Reading
     First, Early Reading First
     Information related to school and parent
     programs is sent in a format parents can
     understand
     Provide other support for parental
     involvement as parents request
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     QUESTIONS




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       Parent Involvement Resources
Engaging Parents in Education (USDOE):
www.ed/gov/admins/comm/parents/parentinvolve/index.html
Partnership Schools: www.partnershipschools.org
Simple Solutions Educational Services: asearcy@aol.com
USDOE: www.ed.gov
Alliance for Parental Involvement: www.croton.com
The Center for Comprehensive School Reform: www.centerforcsri.org
Joyce Epstein - Center on School Family and Community Partnerships:
www.scov.cjos.jhu.com
National Campaign for Public School Improvement:
www.projectappleseed.org/titlei.html
50 Ways to Involve Parents:
www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/envrnmnt/famncomm/pa1lk20.htm
Parent Engagement Information and Tools:
www.michigan.gov/documents/Parent_Involvement_Part_1_12-16-
04_111426_7.pdf

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Contact your regional Field Services Unit
consultant:
      – Region 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-4009
      – Region 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-0161
      – Region 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-6341
      – Region 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-4004
      – Region 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . 517-373-4212

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