4130 Title I Parent and Family Engagement
The Seattle School Board recognizes that parent and family engagement helps students participating in Title I programs to achieve academic standards. To promote parent and family engagement, the Board adopts the following policy, which describes how the district will engage parents and family members of Title I students in developing implementing the district’s Title I programs.
District-Wide Parent and Family Engagement
The district will do the following to promote parent and family engagement.
The district will provide materials and training to help parents, guardians and families to work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training, using technology, as appropriate, to foster care engagement;
Educate teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders, and other staff with assistance of parents and guardians, in the value of utility of contributions of parents and how to do the following;
Coordinate and integrate parent, guardian and family engagement strategies, to the extent feasible and appropriate, with similar strategies used under other programs, such as:
School-Based Parent, Guardian and Family Engagement Policies
Each school offering Title I, Part A services will have a separate parent, guardian and family engagement policy, which will be developed with parents, guardians and family members of Title I students. Parents, guardians and family members will receive notice of their schools’ parent, guardian and family engagement policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to extent practicable, in a language parents and guardians can understand.
Each School-Based Policy will describe how each school will do the following:
Each school-based policy will include a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, guardians, the entire school staff, and students will share responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by with the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve state standards. The compact must do the following: