Parent Involvement in Title I Schools
Title I is a federal program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I covers the fiscal and program requirements for improving the academic achievement of students who attend schools eligible for Title I services. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Each district that receives Title I, Part A funds must establish a district's expectations for parent involvement. Below please find links to Clifton Public Schools communications regarding parental engagement
Title I School-Parent Compact
The Parent-School Compact defines the shared responsibility for improving student academic achievement.
School-Based Parent Involvement Policies
All Title I schools will wholeheartedly embrace parent engagement and involvement. To that end, each school will hold their Annual Title I meetings to inform applicable parents/guardians of programming. Also, schools will always solicit feedback regarding how to better serve parents/guardians. Feedback can be given at any time to your child’s school principal. Furthermore, each school will have regular parent involvement and engagement activities that are available by contacting your child’s school principal.
School 12 School-Based Parent Engagement Policy Information
Policy 2415.04 Title I - District-Wide Parental Involvement
A school district that receives Title I funds must implement programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in programs assisted by Title I funding. This policy is reviewed yearly and revised based on parental input. Parent input is sought at yearly parent Title 1 meetings.
Title 1 Right-to-Know
According to Title I requirements, parents/guardians of students participating in Title I schools must be notified at the start of each school year of their right to request information about the professional qualifications of their children’s teachers (Parents’ Right-to-Know). Information the LEA must provide, if requested, includes: 1) the certification and/or licensing status of the teacher; 2) degrees held by the teacher; 3) emergency or provisional status of the teacher, if applicable; and 4) qualifications of any paraprofessionals serving the child. Parents must also be notified if a teacher who is not “highly qualified” is instructing their child for four (4) or more weeks.