Title I Parent Involvement Plan

School Parent Involvement Plan • 2020-21

St. Francis Elementary School

St. Francis Elementary School is committed to the goal of providing quality education for every child in this district. To this end, we want to establish partnerships with parents and with the community. Everyone gains if school and home work together to promote high achievement by our children. Neither home nor school can do the job alone. Parents play an extremely important role as children’s first teachers. Their support for their children and for the school is critical to their children’s success at every step along the way. 

Part I.  School Parent Involvement Plan Required Components 

1. St. Francis Elementary School will jointly develop/revise with parents the school parent involvement plan and distribute it to parents of participating children and make available the parent involvement plan to the local community. 

  • Review/Revise Parent Involvement Plan with volunteers (4/5/20)
    Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671
  • Present Title Information to SFE Parents at APT Meeting (10/5/20)
    Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671
  • Post “Parent Improvement Plan” on school website (8/31/20)
    Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671

2. St. Francis Elementary School will convene an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents of their school’s participation under this part and to explain the requirements of this part, and the right of the parents to be involved. 

Annual Title Meeting: APT Meeting 10/5/20

Additional Information during fall conferences on 10/13/20, 10/20/20, 10/22/20. Distribute Volunteer flyers and Title Brochure to inform parents of their rights to be involved and the school’s services supported through this funding source (see Part 3: Description of Tiers)

Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671 

3. St. Francis Elementary School will offer a number of flexible meeting options, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide, with funds provided under this part, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services relate to parental involvement. 

  • Parents will have an open forum to discuss Title I during APT Meetings (Ongoing)
    Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671

4. St. Francis Elementary School will involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school plan under section 1112, schoolwide under section 1114 and the process of the school review and improvement under section 1116. 

  • Review/Revise Parent Involvement Plan with volunteers (during April APT meeting)
    Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671

5. St. Francis Elementary School will provide parents of participating children – 

a. timely information about programs under this part; 

b. a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet; and 

c. if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practically possible. 

APT Meeting
Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671 

6. If the schoolwide program plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the local educational agency. 

  • Parents will have an open forum to discuss Title I (during April APT Meeting)
    Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671
Part II. Required Shared Responsibilities for High Student Academic Achievement 

As a component of the school-level parent involvement plan, each school shall jointly develop with parents for all children served under this part a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. 

  • Conduct a parent/teacher conference in elementary schools, annually (at a minimum), during which the compact shall be discussed as the compact relates to the individual child’s achievement; 
  • Provide frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress; and 
  • Provide parents with reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and observation of classroom activities. 
Part III. Building Capacity Requirements for Involvement 

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, each school and local educational agency assisted under this part – 

a. Shall provide assistance to the parents of children served by the school or local educational agency, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content standards and state student academic achievement standards, state and local academic assessments, the requirements of this part, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children. 

Include grade level reading/math standards with compact
Description of TIERS in the MTSS model
Date: Ongoing
Contact Person: Reading/Math Intervention Specialist

b. Shall provide materials and training to help parents to work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement.

TBD as needed
Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671

c. Shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school.

Parents will have an open forum to discuss Title I during APT Meetings (Monthly)
Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671

d. Shall, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, the Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. 

Taste of Kindergarten
Ryan Johnson, 763-213-8671

e. Shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents can understand. 

f. Shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this as parents may request. 

g. May involve parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of such training. 

h. May provide necessary literacy training from funds received under this part if the district has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for such training. 

i. May pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental involvement activities, including transportation and child care costs, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions. 

j. May train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents. 

k. May arrange school meetings at a variety of times, or conduct in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, in order to maximize parental involvement and participation. 

l. May adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement. 

m. May establish a district parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in programs supported under this section. 

n. May develop appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities. 

Part IV. Accessibility Requirements 

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

Part V. Adoption 

This St. Francis Elementary School Parental Involvement Plan has been developed jointly with, and agreed on, with parents of children participating in the Title I program, as evidenced by meeting minutes. 

The Parent Involvement Plan was developed by St. Francis Elementary School on 8/11/20 and will be in effect for the 2020-2021 school year. The school will distribute this Parent Involvement Plan to all parents of participating Title I children and make it available to the community via the St. Francis Area Schools website.

Ryan Johnson 
August 11, 2020 

*This template of a District/School Parent Involvement Plan has been developed by combining two documents, the modified version of the sample provided in the U.S. Department of Education Parental Involvement Guidance and the sample of the School Parent Involvement Plan provided by Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Parent Information Resource Center.