Parent Involvement

Parent Involvement Policy – Parent Involvement In Developing the Policy

 
An advisory committee of parents, members of the community, teachers, and principals will meet to discuss the design and implementation of the Parent Involvement Policy.

Committee members will consist of volunteers recruited through various avenues of publicity. Committee selections will produce a diverse parent population that will include all student groups served in the district.

Meetings will be planned at convenient times and locations for all concerned parties.

Annual Meeting for Title I Parents

Canyon ISD campuses will hold two meetings for parents during each school year. Parents will be informed of new Title I guidelines and the variations from the previous year’s program. Copies of the district’s current Parent Involvement Policy will be distributed. Parents will be encouraged to become involved in the revising and updating the Policy as necessary.

The meeting will be held at a convenient time and location to allow as many parents as possible to attend. Language translation and childcare will be provided to ensure parent participation and attendance. Parents will be sent written notices about meeting times and meeting times will be published in the local newspaper so that as many parents as possible will attend.

School-Parent Compacts

In accordance with Title I regulations, each school must develop a parent-student compact with the parents of students participating in the program. This compact will enable the school and parents to share responsibility for student performance and success.

The compact must explain how students, parents, and staff will share responsibility for promoting student achievement.

All parents will be given a copy of the compact detailing the responsibilities that teachers, parents, and students, have in helping students accomplish their goals. Student’s responsibilities will vary by grade level.

Parent/student signatures will not be required, however, parents are encouraged to discuss the contents of the compact before both parents and student sign the document.

Types of Parent Involvement

The school will support many varied ways of parental involvement as it strives to develop and maintain an optimum learning environment for all students. Parents may contribute through volunteer programs at school as well as creating a supportive home atmosphere. The community may participate through an array of activities that promote student success.

Each school and family will develop and maintain parental involvement activities best suited to meet the individual needs of everyone involved.

Matching Programs to the Needs of Our Community

The community will be consulted in the design, development, and implementation of the Title I program. Parent and student needs will be assessed through questionnaires and parental suggestions as well as a variety of other measures targeted at creating a successful school environment.

Workshops and programs will be tailored to meet the unique needs of both parents and students in the school community. Parents will be informed of involvement activities through the school and district offices.

The district will welcome and promote parental suggestions.

Staff/Parent Communication

Parents will be welcomed through various avenues of communication throughout the school year. Newsletters, conferences, personal contacts, phone calls, and written notices will be utilized to establish and maintain an open line of communication.

Staff members will be trained in effective ways to work with parents and community members.

Statement of Purpose

The mission of Canyon Independent School District, in partnership with the home and community, is to expect and provide the highest standards of performance through diverse and nurturing educational experiences. All students in CISD will receive a quality education through the implementation of a well-balanced curriculum and effective teaching strategies. This will challenge students to realize their full learning potential and prepare them for productive lives. CISD will involve parents and other members of the community as full and active partners in fulfilling the mission of this District.

Grade level learning objectives and goals will be distributed to all parents at the beginning of the school year. All students will be expected to work toward mastering these objectives. Our district recognizes the fact that some students will need extra assistance to achieve their full potential. The extra assistance is available through the Title I program and various other educational services offered through the district.

Canyon ISD will include parents in all aspects of the Title I program. Students will be given every opportunity for success through the development and enhancement of the home-school partnership.

Evaluation

The district Title I committee will review and evaluate all aspects of the parent involvement program. Parents will discuss the effectiveness of the programs and offer suggestions for improvement.

The evaluation procedure will include assessment of successes in the Parent Involvement Policy as well as recommendations for improvement in emergent areas.

The district will revise its Parent Policy based on the results of this annual review.

Canyon ISD Contact:
Robyn Cranmer
806-677-2641