TALIHINA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT ENGAGEMENT POLICY
Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), ensures that local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools provide parents and families of Title I students with the information they need to make well-informed choices for their children including more effectively sharing responsibility for their child’s success, and helping their children’s schools develop effective and successful programs.
ESSA Section 1116, Parent and Family Engagement, contains the primary Title I, Part A requirements for local education agencies (LEA), and schools related to engaging parents and families in their children’s education. All LEAs that receive Title I funds shall conduct outreach to all parents and family members and implement programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents and family members. Such programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
Talihina Elementary School intends to follow the requirements in accordance
with ESSA requirements as listed below. Talihina School will distribute this policy to parents of students participating in the Title 1 program.
• Involve parents in jointly developing our district’s local plan under
section 1112 and in the process of school review and improvement
under section 1116;
• Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support
necessary to assist Title I, Part A schools in planning and
implementing effective parental involvement activities to improve
student academic achievement and school performance;
• Build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental
• Coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies under Title I,
Part A with parental involvement strategies under other programs,
such as Head Start, Reading First, Gifted and Talented, Parents as Teachers and Title III language instructional programs;