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ERIC Number: ED405432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Parents Ask about Parent Involvement Policies = Los padres preguntan acerca del plan de accion para la participacion de los padres.
RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.
This guide, which includes both English and Spanish versions, discusses parent involvement policies, which explain how the school district or the school itself supports the important role of parents in the education of their children. Every school district that receives money from Title I of the Improving America's Schools Act, the federal aid program for educationally disadvantaged students, must have a parent involvement policy, as must every school that receives Title I funds. The policy will cover a wide range of issues related to parent involvement, including parental rights and responsibilities and communication with parents. The school must hold an annual meeting to describe Title I to parents and it must provide up-to-date information about what it is doing with Title I funds and its parent involvement activities. Parents should find out about the school's policy and make sure that they understand it. Since every parent involvement policy is different, parents should determine how it is being developed and interpreted, and how the school uses the parent involvement policy. Questions should be referred to local educators or to school district coordinators and administrators. An attachment contains sections from Title I that relate to parent involvement policies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Low Achievement, Low Income Groups, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I