• Booker T. Washington K-8 School

    Parent Involvement Plan

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    In an effort to involve all parents more effectively in the educational process of their child(ren), we have reviewed literature from the National Standards for Parent and Family Involvement Programs as well as the guidelines mandated in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Birmingham City Schools (BCS) Parental Involvement Policy.

     

    Booker T. Washington K-8 School believes that parental involvement is one of the most important links to academic success. We are committed to increasing parental involvement within our school and community. This is an ongoing process. The administration and faculty believe that through home, school, and community connections we can create a positive environment that will foster active involvement in the education of our children.

     

    Parental involvement will be implemented using the following criteria:

     

    ·       School Facebook page and website

    ·       Monthly Parent Seminars

    ·       Parent Data Meetings

    ·       Parent Volunteer Engagement

    ·       Parent Survey Evaluation

    ·       Title I Leader Participation

    ·       Parent Contact Logs

    ·       Title I Parent Coordinator and Parental Involvement Team

    ·       Parent Focus Groups

    ·       Parent input in developing the Continuous Improvement Plan

    ·       Active participation in student learning through classroom visits and parent-teacher conferences

    ·       Parent Resource Room

    ·       Monthly Newsletter

     

    Our Mission…

     

    To guide all students to achieve excellence in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment

     

    SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLAN REQUIRED COMPONENTS

     

    Booker T. Washington K-8 staff and parents will collaboratively develop or revise the school involvement plan and distribute it to parents as well as make it available to the school community.

     

    A. Describe how the school will convene an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s Title I requirements, including the 1% set-aside, and the right of parents to be involved.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Annual Title I Parent Meeting and opportunity extended to parents to serve on Parent Focus Group

    September 2016

    Principal: Antonia Ishman

    Staff: Celeste King, Laterrius Christian, Bruce Roper, Charonda Boyd, Teresa Tarver

     

    Focus Group – Opportunity for parents to share their input on budgeting, curriculum, school needs, and identify other concerns

    October – November 2016

    Parent Involvement Coordinator

         Celeste King

    Parents: Ms. Golightly, Mr. Moore, Ms. Williams

     

    B. Describe how there will be a flexible number and format of parent meetings offered, how parents will be involved in the planning, review and improvement of the Title I Program. Also include the school’s process of how all Title I parents have the opportunity for involvement in decision-making and how funds allocated for parental involvement are being used.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Parent meetings are held monthly

    August 2016 – May 2017

    PI Coordinator

         Celeste King

    Specific Title I Parent meetings held in conjunction with PTO meetings to inform parents of the budget that is proposed for spending allocated funds

    Ongoing

    Principal and PTA Officers

    Parents are offered opportunities to serve on CIP reviews

    Ongoing

     

     

    Principal and Leadership Team

    A suggestion box is placed in a visible location in the school lobby for parent input with the decision-making process

     

    Ongoing

     

    PI Coordinator

         Celeste King

    District-wide parent surveys are circulated bi-annually for parent input relative to the school’s program

    Fall 2014

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    PI Coordinator

    Celeste King

    Principal Designee:

         Debra Whitcher

    Parent: Ms. Golightly

     

    C. Describe how the school provides parents participating in a uniform format and to the extent practicable in a language they can understand, about programs under Title I, a description and explanation of the curriculum in use, forms and academic assessments and achievement expectations used, and if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and participate as appropriate in decisions related to the education of their children.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Use agenda book to inform parents about the curriculum in use. This also includes the school rules and a student code of conduct with behavior expectations

    Ongoing

    Principal and Leadership Team

    Data meetings and communication including curriculum guidelines

    Ongoing

    Principal and all teachers

    Newsletter communicating content/topics being studied at each grade level

    Ongoing

    Principal and all teachers

    Mid-term progress reports during each grading period

    Every 4 ½ weeks

    All teachers

    Parent conferences to discuss student progress and concerns

    Ongoing

    All teachers

    I Now to assist parents in monitoring their child’s progress and attendance

    Ongoing

    Teachers and parents

     

    D. Describe how parents, the school staff, and students share responsibility for improving student academic achievement for participating students. (How the School-Parent Compact is jointly developed with Title I parents; how it is used, reviewed, and updated.)

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Parent compacts explained to parents during parent teacher conferences

    Ongoing

    All teachers

    Parent compact distribution for parent/student/teacher signatures

    August- September 2016

    All teachers and registration committee

     

    E. Describe procedures to allow parents to submit comments of dissatisfaction with the Continuous Improvement Plan.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Parents communicate concerns regarding the CIP with their child’s teacher or the school’s administrative staff

    Ongoing

    Principal, Principal designee, and all teachers

    Parent suggestion box located in the Parent Corner

    Ongoing

    Principal: Antonia Ishman

    Principal Designee: Celeste King

     

    F. Describe how the school will build capacity for parental involvement including how parents will be encouraged to become equal partners in the education of their children.

     

    To ensure effective involvement of parents, support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.

     

    (1)    Shall provide training for parents of participating children in understanding such topics as the State’s academic assessments, the requirements of Title I, and how to monitor their child’s progress and work with teachers to improve the achievement of their children.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Grade level parent seminars

    October 2016

    All teachers

    Annual Open House communicating assessment results and expectations

    August 2016

    Principal and all teachers

    Parent conferences to keep parents abreast of student progress

    Ongoing

    All teachers

    (2)   Shall provide materials and training to help parents to work with their child’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Parent Resource Room stocked with school success and parenting  literature for parents to read

    Ongoing

    PI Coordinator

    Parent seminars for parents on finances, job search and GED preparation

    TBD

    PI Coordinator

     

    (3)   Shall educate teachers, office personnel, and staff, with the assistance of parents in the value and utility of contribution of parents, and I 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 school.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    A family friendly climate created by greeting and welcoming parents to the school community

    Ongoing

    All Staff

    Utilization of staff development days  and select Saturdays to develop and implement activities designed to facilitate parent-school partnerships

    August – October 2016

    Principal, PI Coordinator and all teachers

    Grade level parent sessions and conferences to maintain open communication

    Ongoing

    All teachers

    Welcome area in office and parent corner

    Ongoing

    PI Coordinator

    Special programs/hospitality extended to school community during American Education Week

    November 2016

    PI Coordinator and Staff

     

    (4)   Shall to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate, and integrate parent involvement and activities with other federal programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource center, that encourage and support parents on more fully participating in the education of their children.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Promotion/communication of District –wide parental involvement activities

    Ongoing

    All Staff

    District parental involvement center information provided to parents and community members

    Ongoing

    Principal

    Distribution of parent planners

    September – November 2016

    PI Coordinator and Office Staff

     

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

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Information is sent home to parents through the school Newsletters and notices addressing specific topics

    Ongoing

    Principal, PI Coordinator, All Teachers

    Use of agenda books as an active tool for home/school communication on a daily basis or as needed

    Ongoing

    All Teachers

     

    (6)   Shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Provide parents with information and training that will assist their child in achieving to their highest potential

    Ongoing

    Principal, PI Coordinator, All teachers

     

    G. Describe how the school will ensure the provision for participants of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students, including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.

     

    Activity

    Timeline

    Contact Person/Facilitator

    Availability of translator at meetings as applicable

    As Needed

    Principal and PI Coordinator

    Arrangement upon request for individuals with disabilities

    As Needed

    Principal and PI Coordinator