Comprehensive programs of parent involvement require schools to involve parents at all grade levels in a variety of roles. These programs should be designed to:
These six types of involvement are not mutually exclusive and require a coordinated effort. Success cannot be the sole responsibility of any single program or group of individuals.
Although parents come to the school with diverse cultures, languages, and needs, they overwhelmingly share the school’s commitment to the educational success of their children. The district and schools, in collaboration with parents, have a responsibility to establish and develop programs and practices that enhance parent involvement and reflect the specific needs of students and families.
Parents/Guardians of children enrolled in the district shall have regular opportunities to make recommendations on the educational needs of their children and in ways in which they can help their children to derive benefits from their instructional program. These opportunities may include, but not be limited to the following:
Each school receiving Title I funds shall jointly develop and distribute to parents of students participating in the Title I program, a written school-level Title I Parent Involvement Policy agreed upon by the parents in accordance with the requirements of federal law. In addition, a school-parent compact is jointly developed and describes the following items in addition to items added by parents of Title I students:
Lake Elsinore Unified School District engages Title I parents in meaningful interactions within the district. It supports a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the District schedules three calendared District Title I Parent Summits yearly. Here, materials and training are provided to parents to support them in working with their students to improve their children’s achievement. Staff is educated yearly in the value of parent contributions and how to work with parents as equal partners. Title I Parent Involvement Programs are coordinated and integrated with other programs, such as Head Start and Special Education.
Regardless of limited English proficiency, disabilities, or high transience, Lake Elsinore Unified School District provides opportunities for all Title I parents to participate. This includes providing information and school reports in the parents’ home language and in a format that parents can understand.