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PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLAN
Sections 1118 of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires the involvement of parents of participating children in the design and implementation of Title I projects. A local educational agency
may receive funds under this part only if such agency implements programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in programs assisted under this part consistent with this section.
Such programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
Describe the programs, activities, and procedures established to build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for meaningful parental involvement.
1 Each school served under this part shall convene an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to
inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I and to explain the requirements of the Title I program, and the right of the parents to be involved.
Describe: Every year in the month of September Nashville Elementary School has a Title I / Open House PTA meeting where parents are informed of our Title I status, Parent
rights, budget and requirements of the Title I program. Parents are also given the opportunity to ask questions of administration concerning any issues concerning participation
in the Title I process for the upcoming school year. This year’s meeting occurred on September 20, 2022 at 6:00PM in our gym.
2 Each school served shall offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide, with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits,
as such services relate to parental involvement.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School offers reasonably flexible schedules to meet the needs of parents throughout the school year, which include but are not limited to open
houses, parent teacher conferences, home visits, PTA programs, and an open door policy for parents with any questions regarding the school program.
3 Parents should be involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs, including the planning, review, and improvement of the
school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan (if applicable).
Describe: Parents of students at Nashville Elementary School are involved throughout the school year in the overall planning, review, and implementation of the schoolwide
program plan. Parents receive weekly communication through weekly Connect Ed calls, updated school website, facebook page and class dojo all of which encourage parent
involvement and parental suggestions for continuous school improvements. Parents are represented on our School Leadership Team and our PTA executive board.
4 Parents must be provided with timely information about programs under this part; and a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic
assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School provides numerous activities which encourage parental involvement throughout the school year, which include, but are not limited to meet
and greets, open house, PTA programs, Parent Engagement nights, All Pro Dads, etc. This year we have scheduled an event during the day for parents on international parent
involvement day on November 16th.
5 If requested, schools must provide parents opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their
children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School provides flexible meeting schedules to assist parents in meeting with teachers to discuss decisions relating to their child’s educational
needs. These meetings include but are not limited to open houses, curriculum nights, individual parent conferences, IEP meetings. The school improvement plan is also posted
on our school’s website and parents are encouraged to contact administration for additional information or input into the plan.
6 If the schoolwide program plan( if applicable) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school is required to submit any parent comments on the plan when the
school makes the plan available to the LEA.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School encourages parents to contribute suggestions to the Title I plan through our school website, email, dojo and through our various
programs in which they attend. Any comments and suggestions are provided to our School Improvement Team and or PTA executive board for discussion and consideration.
7 Each participating school shall jointly develop with parents for all children served a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the
responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve State standards.
Describe: Students, staff, and parents at Nashville Elementary School are given the opportunity at the beginning of the school year to complete a compact plan that allows
parents, staff, and students an opportunity to share in the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This years plan was included in our school agendas to
provide easy access for parents to the document to reference and sign. The accountability plan is reviewed throughout the year, and parents are encouraged to discuss
strategies for continuous academic growth and mastery of state standards.
8 LEAs and schools served under this part shall provide assistance to parents of children served by the school or LEA, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the State’s
academic content standards and State student academic standards, State and local academic assessments, the requirements of Title I, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work
with educators to improve the achievement of their children.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School provides opportunities throughout the school year for parents to learn more about state standards, academic expectations, and local and
state assessments through parent engagement nights, individual parent conferences, and parent workshops.
9 Parents must be provided materials and training to help them to work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as
appropriate, to foster parental involvement.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School provides opportunities such as Parent Engagement nights, individual parent conferences, and through our Student Services department
to address parental needs in working with their children.
10 LEAs and schools are required to educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents,
and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school.
Describe: Nashville Elementary works with the school leadership team, student services personnel, parents, and other staff members to implement and coordinate effective
parent involvement activities. These activities are incorporated within the school improvement plan, and staff members participate in various professional development
opportunities to foster effective parent-student-staff relationships.
11 To the extent feasible and appropriate, there should be coordination and integration of parent programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, the
Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public school preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent
resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School provides transition activities for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. These opportunities include but are not limited to parent
transition meetings, Pre-K/Kindergarten transition visits, classroom visits, and partnerships with community daycares.
12 LEAs and schools shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the
extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
Describe: Documents are translated as necessary to meet the needs of our students and parents. These documents are available through our front office with additional support
from our LEA.
13 In carrying out the parental involvement requirements, the LEA and school, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English
proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 in a format and, to the extent
practicable, in a language such parents understand.
Describe: ESL personnel are available to translate information and all necessary school reports into a language that parents can understand. Nashville Elementary provides
opportunities for participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children throughout the school year.
14 LEAs and schools may adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement.
Describe: Nashville Elementary uses current research-based practices to provide relevant and meaningful parent involvement activities. Parents are encouraged to offer
suggestions for activities that will best meet their needs and the needs of their children through yearly parental involvement surveys and exit tickets.
15 LEAs and schools may adopt appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School partners with community and faith-based organizations in planning and implementing parent involvement activities. Local agencies
including the town of Nashville Parks and Recreation and Cultural Development Department, and churches most notably Nashville United Methodist Church, are encouraged to
participate in parent involvement activities throughout the year, and school staff members attend church and business workshops to help implement effective parent-schoolcommunity partnerships.
16 Parents may be involved in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of such training.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School provides professional development opportunities throughout the year as decided through the school Leadership team which encourages
17 If the LEA has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding, Title I funds may be used to provide necessary literacy training.
Describe: Nashville Elementary School uses Title I funds to enrich literacy programs in coordination with state and local funds as deemed appropriate. Such enrichments
include but are not limited to letterland decodable texts, and hands on phonics and phonemic awareness kits for K-3 classrooms.
18 Title I funds may be used to pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental involvement activities, including transportation and child care costs, to enable
parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions.
Describe: Nashville Elementary provides parent activities which incorporate both parent and child participation at various meetings and training.
19 LEAs and schools may train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents.
Describe: Nashville Elementary provides parents the opportunity to network with other parents throughout the year at various meetings Parent Engagement nights, open houses,
PTA meetings, and All Pro Dad breakfast programs.
20 LEAs and schools may arrange school meetings at a variety of times, or conduct in-home conferences between teachers or other educators who work directly with participating children,
with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, in order to maximize parental involvement and participation.
Describe: Nashville Elementary provides a flexible schedule of opportunities to help meet the needs of parents including, home visits, conference calls, meetings at local
businesses and through virtual meetings using platforms like zoom and google meet.
21 District parental advisory councils may be established to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in Title I programs.
Describe: Nash County Public Schools provides opportunities for parent advisory councels in order to discuss matters related to parental involvement in Title I programs, along
with other district initiatives.
Parent Involvement Policy
Nash County Public Schools
School Year: 2022-2023
Parent Involvement Policy
Our school is committed to provide each student with the tools needed to be successful in life. We understand that our families, school staff, and community work together to make this happen. This policy shows how we plan to accomplish this task.
- Annual Title I Public Meeting
Our school will host an annual public meeting for all parents and staff members. This meeting is to inform parents about their rights under the law and to provide them with the information that will allow them to be fully active in their child’s education. This meeting will be held in conjunction with grade level curriculum nights. An additional meeting will be held the following morning at 9:00 AM for those unable to attend. This meeting will also provide parents an opportunity to review the School-Parent-Student Compact and suggest possible changes. Parents will be asked for recommendations of future dates and times to meet throughout the year.
- Flexible Meetings
Each parent meeting will be held at two different times to make it more convenient for parents to attend. The information shared at the Annual Public meeting will also be shared with parents of new students as they enroll and will be included in the monthly school newsletter for parents who may not be able to attend.
- Involving Parents in an Organized, Ongoing, and Timely Way
Progress reports will be provided to parents three times during each quarter. Parenting education sessions will also be conducted throughout the school year to share ways to assist parents and teachers to work together as partners. Parents will be asked for their suggestions or recommendations at all meetings.
- Timely Information
Parents will receive information on a regular basis through the weekly packet; grade-level curriculum nights, Parent Resource Center, and quarterly report cards. Parents’ questions and concerns will be addressed at each session throughout the year.
- Opportunities for Regular Meetings
Parent meetings will be held throughout the year which gives parents a chance to be actively involved in their child’s education. A parent survey will be developed and distributed, and parent support groups will be formed. Parent conferences are scheduled at a time available to parents. Parents are given a chance to give feedback on a quarterly and annual basis.
- Providing for Parent Comments
The parent policy is reviewed throughout the year and any concerns will be submitted to the district office. Parents will be asked for their comments and suggestions regarding the compact as well. An annual survey of parent/school issues will be conducted.
- School-Parent-Student Compact
The School-Parent-Student Compact is developed and/or reviewed at the annual meeting and reviewed at each parent meeting. Parents are asked for comments regarding the compact. A roster of signed compacts is filed in each teacher’s room.
Nash County Public Schools 2022-2023 School Year
Nash County Public Schools is committed to providing each student with the tools necessary to successfully meet the challenges they will face in a diverse world. NCPS understands that our families, school staff, and community create the educational environment necessary to accomplish this task. As a result, we have developed this compact to be read, agreed to, and distributed to our entire school family. We ask that you promise to do this by signing and dating the portion of the compact that applies to you.