Highland Rim School is committed to the goal of providing quality education for every child in our school.  To this end, we want to establish partnerships with parents and with the community.  Research overwhelmingly demonstrates that parent/family/community involvement in a child's learning is positively related to academic achievement.  There are strong indications that the most effective forms of parent involvement are those that engage parents and families working directly with their children on academic activities in the home or at school.  Everyone gains if school and home work together to promote high academic achievement.  Neither home nor school can do this 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 every step of the way.  Highland Rim School supports these beliefs through encouraging parents, families, and community members to get involved with our school and develop an active partnership that works toward continued improvement in our educational programming and meeting academic standards.


Highland Rim School recognizes that some students may need the extra assistance available through the Title I Program to reach the state's high academic standards.  Highland Rim School intends to include parents in all aspects of the school's Title I Program.  The goal is a school-home partnership that will help all students in our school to succeed.




Highland Rim School encourages parent involvement as advisors and resource people in accordance with the Lincoln County Board of Education Policy No. 4.502.

Highland Rim School will work with our Federal Projects Supervisor to plan and implement our Title I program according to the guidelines set forth in law which includes, but is not limited to the following:

•1.        Parental input into the planning, design, and implementation of the Title I program.

•2.       Meaningful consultation of parents in the planning, design, and implementation of the Title I program.

•3.       Organized, systematic, ongoing, informed, and timely consultation in relation to decisions about the program.

•4.       The involvement of parents through activities and procedures which are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to give promise of substantial progress achieving the required goals.

To ensure that parents have an adequate opportunity to participate in the planning, designing, and implementing of the Title I program, Highland Rim School shall:

•1.       Convene an annual meeting, to which all parents, including migrant and limited English Proficiency, must be invited, to explain the programs, activities, and curriculum available under Title I.

•2.       Provide parents with reports and explanations of their child's progress.

•3.       Present opportunities to conduct parent/teacher conferences to discuss the child's progress, placement, and training methods the parents can use to complete the child's instruction.

•4.       Make educational personnel under the Title I program readily accessible to parents.

•5.       Permit parents to observe Title I program activities.

•6.       Provide opportunities for regular meetings with parents to formulate parental input into the program.

•7.       Provide parents with a copy of the parental involvement plans as well as timely information about the program.

•8.       Make parents aware of parental involvement requirements and other relevant provisions of the program.

•9.       Provide reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.

•10.   Coordinate, to the extent possible, parental involvement activities and strategies under the program.

•11.   Develop a school-parent-student compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve standards.

•12.   Provide information on program and activities in a language and form that parents understand.