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Title I School-Level Parent and Family Involvement Policy

Title I School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy for Pine Tree Hill Elementary School

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School has developed a written Title I parent and family engagement policy with input from Title I parents, community members, teachers, and staff. The school welcomes feedback from our parents and community partners through our PTO, SIC, surveys, and suggestions offered during school and community events. The policy is distributed to parents each year through a variety of outlets including the Annual Title I meeting, Meet the Teacher Night/ Open House, school and teacher newsletters, posts on our school webpage, and social media page. 
The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parent and family engagement requirements under the guidelines offered by our district and state. The goal of this policy is to: (1) Honor and recognize families' knowledge, (2) Connect family engagement to student learning, (3) Create a welcoming, inviting culture, and (4) Develop the capacity of families to negotiate the roles of supporters, advocates, and collaborators.

Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program

To involve parents and family members in the Title I program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary, the following practices have been established: (1) The school convenes an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents and family members of their school’s participation in the Title I program and to explain the requirements, and the right of the parents to be involved, (2) The school involves parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I program, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parent and family engagement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan through feedback at meetings and parent surveys. (3) At parent-teacher conferences, assessment information on student academic progress and grade-level standards is shared with parents. Student progress in relation to state and local standards will be explained to parents including the curriculum being used, grade-level expectations for proficiency, data reporting for state and local assessments, and available interventions in reading, ELA, and mathematics for students needing assistance. 

School-Parent Compact

The Title I teacher(s) and school principal will assist parents of participating children in  the development of a School-Parent Compact which describes how the school will  provide a quality curriculum and high level of instruction in a supportive and effective  learning environment that enables the children to meet the State’s student performance  standard. The compact will describe the ways parents will support their child’s learning,  such as monitoring the use of electronics, attendance, and homework completion;  volunteering in their child’s classroom; and participating as appropriate in decisions  relating to the education of their children. In addition, this compact will address the  importance of communication and the partnership among students, teachers, and  parents and requires (1) at least one parent teacher conference, (2) frequent progress  reports to parents, and (3) reasonable access to school staff with opportunities as a  classroom observer and participant. The Title I Coordinator will keep on file a signed  compact for each student and parent.   

Annual Parent Meeting

The school will hold an annual parent meeting at which time the Title I program, and  the Title I requirements including the rights of parents to be involved are explained.  Parents are to be involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely way in planning,  reviewing, and improving the Title I program.  

Regularly Scheduled Meetings

The Title I Coordinator, teacher(s), and school principal will offer regularly scheduled  meetings to provide parents of participating children opportunities to to develop  suggestions, to share experiences with other parents of participating children, and  assist in decisions relating to the education of their children. Flexible times for meetings  will be arranged to allow parents of participating children opportunities to receive  assistance in reviewing and making suggestions for the Title I program. Parents will  receive timely information about the school performance profile, their child’s  assessment results, and test interpretation. Parents are to receive a description and  explanations about the school curriculum, types of assessments used to measure  progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.  

Building Capacity for Involvement

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School engages Title I parents in meaningful interactions with the school. It supports a partnership between the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement through thoughtfully planned literacy activities that not only promote learning, but are fun as well.


Pine Tree Hill Elementary, to the extent practicable, provides opportunities for the informed participation of all parents and family members (including parents and family members with limited English proficiency, parents and family members with disabilities, and parents and family members of migratory students) by providing information and school reports in a format and language that parents understand. 

Updated 2023