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Ideas for Meeting the Requirement to Provide Opportunities for Training Parents

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 program.
  • Provide parents with a school newsletter.
  • Provide parents with a school calendar of events.
  • Provide parents with strategies on working with their children at home.>
  • 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 works.
  • 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.


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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0440

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