Parent and Family Engagement
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The Parent and Family Engagement provisions in Title I, Part A reflect the four principles in ESEA/NCLB. Specifically, these provisions stress shared accountability between schools and parents/families for high achievement, including (a) expanded public school choice and supplemental educational services for eligible children in low-performing schools, (b) local development of parental involvement plans with sufficient flexbility to address local needs, and (c) building parents" capacity for using effective practices to improve their own childrens academic achievement.
A few of the important requirements include:
Resources:Humble ISD Title I Parent and Family Engagement Liaisons =Each Title I Part A campus in Humble ISD has a designated Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Liaison.Humble ISD Parent University "Strengthening Partnerships through Education" =Parent University is a series of classes that educate families on how to best prepare their students for success. The workshops cover a wide range of topics such as life skills, college and career readiness, health and wellness and much more. Anyone can register for the free Parent University classes and new classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year.Texas IDRA Parent Information and Resource Center =The Texas IDRA Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) is a comprehensive, multicultural and multilingual parent leadership support program for strengthening partnerships between parents and schools for student success. The center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve the state of Texas.
- The district must develop a District-Wide Parent and Family Engagement Plan (developed jointly with parents).
- Each Title I Part A Schoolwide campus must develop a campus-level Parent and Family Engagement Plan (developed jointly with parents)
- Each campus must hold an Annual Title I Meeting for Parents on more than one day at more than one time to inform parents of the school"s participation in the Title I, Part A program and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements, including the rights of parents to be involved in those programs.
- Each Title I, Part A school must jointly develop School-Parent Compact with the parents of children served under Title I, Part A as a component of its written Parent and Family Engagement Policy.