Title 1

  • Title I Parent Involvement PolicyTeacher infront of his class

    Papillion La Vista Community Schools recognizes that a child’s education is the responsibility shared by both school and parent/guardian. This shared responsibility requires that parent/guardians actively participate in the education of their children and that they are informed of the educational practices affecting their children. In compliance with federal law, Section 1118(a) (2), ESEA (No Child Left Behind), Papillion La Vista Community Schools agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:

    1. To involve parents in the development and review of this plan.
      An annual meeting will be held at each Title I school in the fall. At which time parents will: review and update the parent involvement plan/policy, identify appropriate parent involvement activities for the school year, and determine the most appropriate means of communicating with all parents in a language/format they can understand.

    2. To plan effective parental involvement activities.
      School staff will partner with parents to plan and implement a variety of activities designed to enhance parents’ opportunities to support their child’s academic achievement throughout the school year. This may include: providing support materials they can use at home, parent training events, volunteer opportunities within the school, increasing communication with school staff, etc.

    3. To build capacity for strong parental involvement.
      The school district will build capacity through workshops, meetings, and materials providing assistance to parents of children served by the school.

    4. To coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies with other programs.
      The school district will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with other community programs such as: Head Start, Title III and Migrant programs, home visit components for Preschool Youngsters, the Jump Start program, community provider trainings, and community events.

    5. To conduct an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy.
      The content of the building level policy is reviewed by parents at the annual parent involvement meeting. Parental input is gained through face to face meetings, home visits, community forums, parent surveys, and through parent teacher organizations. The purpose for gathering parental input is to determine if their needs have been met and barriers prohibiting their participation in their child’s education have been identified and reduced.

    6. To involve parents in activities.
      Parents will be invited and encouraged to participate in the development and implementation of a variety of activities related to their child’s education through personal contacts, e-mails, newsletters and district website announcements. This may include such things as; parent-teacher conferences, parent training activities, back-to-school welcome events, curriculum nights, make-and-take events, student performances, extracurricular activities, etc.

    Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring...

    • that parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
    • that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;
    • that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;
    • the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA (No Child Left Behind).