ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY
TITLE I -- Parental Involvement
The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to ensure that parents of the children being served by Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 have an adequate opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of the District's Title I projects and related policies as required by law. It is the Board's policy that all parents and families understand their rights and responsibilities under Title I, that models for parental involvement are developed in the District and in individual schools, and that parents and families are encouraged to take clear responsibility and accountability for the education of their children.
District administration shall implement appropriate Title I activities to ensure parental involvement is in compliance with all Title I requirements. Specifically, District administration shall, among other things, develop jointly with, agree upon with, and distribute to, parents of Title I students, a written parental involvement plan. The parental involvement plan shall be incorporated into the District's Title I plan, establish expectations for parental involvement, and shall:
A. Involve parents in the joint development of the Title I plan and in the process of school review and improvement required by Title I;
B. Provide for coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist the District's Title I schools in planning and implementing effective parental involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance;
C. Build the schools' and parents' capacity for strong parental involvement;
D. Coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies required by this Policy with parental involvement strategies under other programs;
E. Conduct, with parental involvement, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy in improving the academic quality of schools, including identifying barriers to greater parental participation; and
F. Use the findings of the evaluation required in subparagraph (E) in designing strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise the parental involvement policy.
G. Describe how parents will be involved in the activities of Title I schools.
It is the Board’s policy to comply with all Title I requirements required by law, and the superintendent shall take those actions necessary to fully achieve this Policy.
Legal: Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Revised: May 14, 1996
Revised: February 9, 1999
Revised: September 10, 2002