Cloudcroft Municipal Schools
TITLE ONE PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY
The Title I staff and the Cloudcroft Municipal Schools ensure that parents will be involved in
matters of policy and will share the responsibility for improved student achievement. It is the
goal of Title I and of the Cloudcroft Municipal Schools for the school and parents to build and
develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high academic standards. This
partnership will be encouraged and maintained in the following manner:
A. Title I parents will be allowed input into the existing “Title One Parent
Involvement Policy” and changes may be made in that policy as requested by
parents, students, teaching staff, administrators, etc. Parental input concerning
policy and/or other Title I matters will be acquired in the following manner:
1. Fall Orientation opportunity for Title I. Visit with Title I teacher during
annual “Back to School Night”.
2. Permission for Placement and other communications written in a language
understandable by parents is mailed to parents from Title I staff.
3. Title I Reading and Math “Beginning of the Year Meeting”.
4. Open-Door Policy of Title I school staff.
5. Title I Reading and Math “End of the Year Budget Meeting”.
6. District needs-assessment meetings.
7. Public meetings of Cloudcroft School Board.
B. The “Title I Parent Involvement Policy” will be mailed to participating parents
following the Fall Orientation opportunity. At this beginning of the year
meeting, parents will be encouraged to meet with the Title I staff to ask
questions or make comments.
C. Title I parents will also be involved in the on-going development and evaluation
of the Title I program in the following ways:
1. An advisory committee made up of parents, community members, and school staff
will meet each spring to discuss the Title I application, allocation, budget, scheduling,
Parent Involvement Policy and Compact for the upcoming school year. A review of the
consolidated application will also take place.
2. Meetings will be scheduled at a variety of times and in person in order to increase
3. A question and comment session will be part of the agenda for each meeting.
4. The advisory meeting and the question and comment session will serve as an annual
evaluation of Title I. Parents will be asked to respond to questions concerning the
effectiveness of the program and the parent policy. Findings of the evaluation will be
used to design or modify the Title I teaching/learning climate for the next school year.
The school district will submit any parent comments concerning the consolidated
application when the school district submits the consolidated application to NMPED.
5. When applicable, Title I parents may be involved in the coordination and integration
of other state and federal programs such as Head Start, Even Start, or other funded
6. When available, funds will be set aside in the Title I budget for parental involvement.
These funds may be used for travel and training at Title I conferences, school visitations,
and other teacher-parent and parent-parent activities.
7. The “Title I Parent Involvement Policy” will include a school-parent compact which
parents and staff will develop and approve. The purpose of the compact is to outline how
parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student
achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a
8. Parents will also be included in fall parent conferences, school visits, classroom
volunteering, and the district’s needs-assessment meetings.
9. When necessary, interpreters will be made available for parents during all Title I or
other school district meetings. Persons with disabilities have full access to all school
buildings and facilities.
10. All school administrators, the teaching staff, and Title I staff maintain an open-door
policy for all parents. Title I parents, as well as other community members, are
encouraged to visit the school and participate in school activities.
11. Parents are always welcome and are encouraged to attend public meetings of the
Cloudcroft School Board. School Board members are visible in the community, and they
welcome parental interest in the school system.
12. Parents can get additional information and gain skills they may need in order to
support their children’s learning and growth by contacting the New Mexico Parent
Information and Resource Center—PIRC located in Albuquerque, NM or at
D. The Cloudcroft Municipal Schools will provide coordination, technical assistance, and
other necessary support to assist the Title I program in planning and implementing
effective parent involvement.