Title I regulations require programs to provide opportunities for training
parents to become partners with the school in promoting the education
of the child at school and at home. In addition, programs should
provide information about methods that parents can use at home to complement
the child's instruction.
- Invite parents to an annual parent meeting to explain the Title I
- Provide parents with a school newsletter.
- Provide parents with a school calendar of events.
- Provide parents with strategies on working with their children at
- Provide parents with a list of recommended books for children.
- Invite parents to visit their child's classroom.
- Survey parents annually to get their input into the Title I program.
- Invite parents to a school open house.
- Provide parents with information regarding how the Title I program
- Involve parents in the design of the school compact.
- Provide technical assistance or copies of information to parents
in such areas as:
- The State's content standards.
- The State's student performance standards.
- State and local assessments.
- The requirements of Title I.
- How to monitor a child's progress.
- How parents can participate in educational decisions.
- Educate school staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value
of parent contributions and in how to reach out to, communicate with,
and work with parents to build ties between home and school.
- Coordinate and integrate parent involvement activities with Head
Start, Even Start, Parents as Teachers, etc.
- Develop appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses
in parent involvement activities.
- Ensure that information is sent to the parents in the language used
in the home.
- May involve parents in the development of training for school staff.
- May provide necessary literacy training from Title I funds if the
LEA has exhausted all other available sources of funding for such activities.>
- May pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental
involvement activities to enable parents to participate.
- May train and support parents to enhance parent involvement.
- May arrange meetings at a variety of times to enable parents to participate.
- May arrange for school staff to conduct in-home conferences with
parents unable to attend conferences at school.