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Parent Involvement
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Tuesday, January 04, 2011
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Fayette Middle School - Parent Involvement Policy

In recognition that the parent is the child's first and most important teacher and that the parent's continued involvement is essential for the child, the Fayette County Board of Education and Fayette Middle School are committed to building a strong parent-school partnership.  Furthermore, federal regulations state that funds may be received only if programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents of participating children are implemented.  Such activities shall be planned and implemented with valuable consultation with parents of children at Fayette Middle School.  Consultation shall be organized, systematic, ongoing, informed, and timely.

To support a strong parent-school partnership, this policy was developed jointly with parents of Fayette Middle School students.  Furthermore, this Parent Involvement Policy shall be incorporated into the Fayette Middle School Plan to ensure that parents are involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating the schoolwide program.  Please review the following provisions:

•·         Parents shall be involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner through various meetings and surveys and in the planning, review, and improvement of the parental involvement program and the joint development of the schoolwide plan.

•·         Parents shall be invited to an annual meeting to be held at the beginning of the year to explain the program and activities through Title I, federal guidelines, and the role of all parents in the education of their children.  Parental input concerning the means by which the program's objectives are met will also be solicited.

•·         Parents or guardians of each child shall be given the opportunity to participate in at least one annual parent-teacher conference and any additional conferences needed to ensure understanding and cooperation among the parents, students, and the respective school official necessary for the student to profit from all school experiences.   Furthermore, parents will be encouraged to talk with the classroom and/or other teacher(s) during the school term as needed.

•·         The school staff shall strive to improve student's achievement and maintain strong school/family/community partnership.

•·         Information shall be provided to help parents understand the National Education goals, state content and performance standards, and state and local assessment, and how these standards impact upon their children's education.  The school shall disseminate this information in some of the following ways:

PTO Meetings

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Send home results by student

Small Group Meetings

Grade Level Meetings

SchoolinSites

•·         Materials and training shall be provided as needed to assist parents toward improving their child's achievement. 

•·         Appropriate training shall be provided to increase the effectiveness of teachers, principals, and staff in working with parents in the building of partnership between home and school.

•·         The school shall provide a flexible number of meetings at times which are convenient for parents to attend.  These meetings shall provide the following elements: opportunities for parents to formulate suggestions, share experiences, and participate in decisions relating to their child's education; training to work with the school as equal partners toward improving student performance; and opportunities for input concerning the parent involvement program and the schoolwide program.

•·         The school shall communicate with the home in a form parents can understand, including the primary language of the parent to the extent possible.  The school will provide information by one or more of the following means.

•·         Printed Notices

•·         E-mail

•·         Telephone calls

•·         Brochures

•·         Flyers

•·         News Releases

•·         SchoolinSites

•·         SchoolCast

•·         The school shall develop a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement, and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state's high standards.

•·         The school shall conduct, at the end of each year, an evaluation in order to determine the effectiveness of the parental involvement program and policy.  Planning for the future development of the program/policy will be determined by a compilation of data from this evaluation.

•·         The results of the annual evaluation shall be utilized to revise policies, if necessary, and to increase the scope of the policy/ program.

•·         The policy shall be available to all parents of students in the school.

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