CORPUS CHRISTI INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Corpus Christi, Texas Martin Middle School TITLE I PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY School Year: 2016-2017 Statement of Purpose Martin Middle School and Corpus Christi Independent School District (District) are committed to a lifelong learning process: Every student a learner…Every learner a graduate…Every graduate a success! Family support for students through awareness of social values, academics, and strengthening of family dynamics through family-school partnerships is critical to student success. Development of Policy An advisory committee* consisting of parents of students from Title I campuses and non-Title I campuses, community members, teachers, parent facilitators/liaisons, District administrators, and PTA Executive Board members was established. The committee met on four occasions to discuss District communication tools, evaluate the effectiveness of the Districtwide parent survey, review the existing Standards for Family Involvement, and develop a standardized policy. The District will follow the policy in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The policy will be distributed to parents of students attending Title I campuses. Title I campus policies will include components of the District policy and additional components that address the needs of the campus. Annual Meeting Martin Middle School will take the following actions: Convene an annual meeting at a time convenient for parents of participating children:  All parents shall be invited and encouraged to attend.  The school will provide information and explain the requirements of Title I and the rights of parents.  Offer a flexible number of meetings and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, home visits and other services related to parental involvement. Activity/Task Convene two Annual Parent Meetings. One in September 2016 and one in April 2017

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Staff Responsible Principal, Assistant Principals and Campus Resource Officer

Timeline

Accountability/Evaluations

Fall 2016 Spring 2017

Attendance Rosters, Agenda, Minutes and Meeting Handouts

Program Requirements 1.

2.

Involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs. This should include the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy, as well as the joint development of the school-wide program plan under section 1114 (b)(2). Activity/Task

Staff Responsible

Convene meeting to review & update campus Title comprehensive needs assessment, Continuous School Improvement Plan, Title I Parent/Student Compact, & Title I Parent Policy

Principal, Assistant Principals and Campus Resource Officer

Timeline Spring 2017

Accountability/Evaluations Attendance roster, update documents that reflect decisions based on campus needs

Provide parents of participating children:  Timely information about the Title I programs  Description and explanation of the curriculum at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet  Opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children Activity/Task Send Title I letters home, Conduct parent/teacher conference

Staff Responsible Principal, Assistant Principals and Campus Resource Officer

Timeline

Accountability/Evaluations

Ongoing

Title I Compacts Signed by Parents, conference logs and conference minutes.

School-Parent-Student Compact As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children under this part, a school-parent-student compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. The school-parent-student compact is a separate document, which will be developed in collaboration with parents. The compact will: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Be revised annually by staff and parents. Describe responsibilities of parents, students, and school personnel to improve student performance. Describe the schools’ responsibilities to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment. Include ways in which parents shall be responsible for supporting student learning.

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5. 6. 7.

Outline student responsibilities in support of education and character development. Address the importance of establishing ongoing communication between school and parents (i.e., conferences, progress reports, and access to staff). (Insert school name) will include the scheduling of parent/teacher conferences to examine the components of the compact to increase student achievement. Building Capacity

Martin Middle School will take the following actions to: 1.

Provide assistance to parents in understanding such topics as:  Texas’ academic content standards  Texas’ student academic achievement standards  Texas’ and local academic assessments including alternate assessments  The requirements of Title I, Part A  How to monitor their children’s progress  How to work with educators to improve the achievement of their children

(List activities, such as workshops, conferences, classes, both in-state and out-of-state, include any equipment or other materials that may be necessary to ensure success.) Activity/Task Conduct parent meeting to explain standards and student expectations & conduct parent workshops on curriculum, assessment, and how parents may assist their children at home

Staff Responsible Principal, Assistant Principals and Community Resource Office

Timeline Ongoing

Accountability/Evaluations Attendance roster; workshop handouts meeting/workshop evaluation; student performance data

2. Foster parental involvement by providing materials and training, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement. Activity/Task Conduct parent meeting to explain standards and student expectations & conduct parent workshops on curriculum, assessment, and how parents may assist their children at home

Staff Responsible

Timeline

Accountability/Evaluations

Principal, Assistant Principals and Community Resource Office

Ongoing

Attendance roster; handout meeting/workshop evaluation; Student performance data

3. Educate teachers, student services personnel, principals, and other staff on the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate, and work with parents as equal partners. Actions should include how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools. Page | 3

Activity/Task

Staff Responsible

Conduct CAT Meeting with staff, parents, and community leaders. This will serve as an agenda for staff meeting, section leaders meetings, or PTA meetings

4.

5.

6.

Principal, Assistant Principals and Community Resource Office

Timeline

Accountability/Evaluations

Ongoing

Attendance roster, number of campus and classroom partnership activities

Coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities that teach parents how to help their children at home (to the extent feasible and appropriate). Possible programs include Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, and other programs. The schools program must help teachers, principals, and other staff work well with parents. They support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. Activity/Task

Staff Responsible

Conduct academic training based on parent meeting and Conduct parent workshop on curriculum, assessments, and how parents may assist their children at home

Principal, Assistant Principals and Community Resource Office

Timeline Ongoing

Accountability/Evaluations Attendance roster; handouts; meetings/workshops evaluations; student performance data

Ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating students in a format and language the parents can understand. Activity/Task

Staff Responsible

Provide written documents or provide translation, make calls, Web site, & school newsletter

Principal, Assistant Principals and Community Resource Office

Timeline Ongoing

Accountability/Evaluations Provide written documents or provide translation, make calls, Web site, & school newsletter

Provide reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.

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Activity/Task

Staff Responsible

Timeline

Accountability/Evaluations

Conduct surveys to determine need

Principal, Assistant Principals and Community Resource Office

Fall 2016 Spring 2017

Survey responses

Accessibility and Communication In carrying out the parental involvement requirements of this part, districts and schools, to the extent practical, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with children with limited English proficiency, parents with children with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including information and school reports in a format and to the extent practical, in a language such parents can understand. Activity/Task

Staff Responsible

Provide written documents in the home language or provide for translation

Principal, Assistant Principals and Community Resource Office

Timeline Ongoing

Accountability/Evaluations Documents in English and home language, parent response

Parents will be informed of District activities through various avenues of communication. District staff will engage in positive communication activities to build capacity with parents, students, and community members. Parents will be invited to participate in workshops and events that are tailored to meet the needs of the community. Evaluation An annual meeting will be convened to discuss and accumulate data through various collection tools. The Districtwide Family Involvement Policy Committee will review the data and make appropriate revisions to the policy. Parent and student needs will be assessed through questionnaires and parental surveys, as well as a variety of other measures targeted at creating a successful school environment.

Adoption ThisMartin Middle School Parental Involvement Policy/Plan has been developed/revised jointly with, and agreed on with, parents of children participating in Title I program, as evidenced by meeting minutes. The Parental Involvement Policy/Plan was developed/revised by Martin Middle School and will be in effect for the period of the school year 2016-2017. The school will distribute this Parental Involvement Policy/Plan to all parents of participating Title I students and make it available to the community on or before September 22, 2016.

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Signature Page

Javier Granados Principal

Parents involved in the development of the policy:

August 9, 2016

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