District/Building Parental Involvement Plan

Marshfield R-1 School Parental Involvement Plan

Revised 5/14

 

In addition to the Marshfield R-1 parent involvement policy/plan, each Title I building must jointly develop with and distribute to parents of participating children a written parent involvement plan.  The plan will be updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school, and be in a format and language readily understood by parents and district personnel.  This plan involves all parents and may be revised to meet the federal requirements.

 

Strategies for Involvement

Each building will:

  • Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of Marshfield R-1 school’s participation in Title I, Explain Title I requirements, and explain parents’ right to be involved
  • Offer a number of meetings at various times and, if necessary, use Title I funds to provide transportation, child care, or home visits as these services relate to Title I parental involvement
  • Involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under Title I, including the school parental involvement plan and the development of the schoolwide plan
  • Provide parents of participating children:
  • Timely information about Title I programs
  • An interpretation of Marshfield R-1’s annual performance report
  • An explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet
  • If requested by parents, regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, when appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children
  • Timely responses to the suggestions made by parents that have been offered in the meetings
    • Include comments from parents of participating children who find any aspect of the schoolwide plan unsatisfactory when it is submitted to the Marshfield R-1 School

 

Shared Responsibilities for High Student Academic Achievement

As a component of the school-level Title I parental involvement plan, each building participating in Title I will jointly develop with parents of participating children a school-parent compact.  The compact will outline how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibilities for improving student achievement and describe how the Marshfield R-1 School and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the Show-Me Standards.

 

The school-parent compact will:

  • Describe Marshfield R-1’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment
  • Describe how parents will be responsible for supporting their child’s learning, such as monitoring attendance, homework completion, and TV viewing; volunteering in their child’s classroom; participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their child and positive use of extracurricular time
  • Describe opportunities for parents and teachers to communicate on an ongoing basis including, at a minimum:
  • Parent-teacher conferences in elementary schools at least annually, during which the compact will be discussed in relation to their child’s achievement
  • Frequent reports to parents on the progress of their child
  • Reasonable access to staff and opportunities to volunteer, participate, and observe in their child’s classroom

 

Expanding Opportunities for Involvement

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership with the Title I school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, the district and participating school will:

  • Provide assistance to participating parents with such topics as
  • Understanding the Missouri’s Learning Standards, the MAP test and local assessments
  • Understanding how to monitor a child’s progress
  • Knowing how to work with teachers to improve the performance of their child
  • Provide parents the training and materials necessary to improve their child’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate
  • Educate, with parental assistance, all school personnel in valuing parent contributions, communicating and working with parents as equal partners implementing and coordinating parent programs, and building ties between home and school
  • Coordinate and integrate the Title I parent involvement program and activities with other existing parent involvement programs, such as Head Start, Parents as Teachers, Practical Parenting Partnerships, and pubic preschool programs
  • Ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of Title I children in a format and language they can understand
  • To the extent appropriate and feasible, provide parent resource centers and opportunities for parents to learn about child development and child rearing  issues
  • Provide other reasonable support for title I parental involvement activities as requested by parents

 

The Marshfield R-1 district and participating buildings may:

  • Pay reasonable and necessary expenses, including transportation and child-care cost, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and trainings
  • Train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents
  • Provide necessary literacy training if all other available sources of funding have been exhausted
  • Arrange school meetings at a variety of times or other locations to maximize parental involvement and participation
  • Adopt and implement model parent involvement approaches
  • Establish a districtwide parent advisory council to advise on all Title I parent involvement matters
  • Develop appropriate role for community organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities