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:
Parental input into the planning, design, and
implementation of the Title I program.
Meaningful consultation of parents in the planning, design,
and implementation of the Title I program.
Organized, systematic, ongoing, informed, and timely
consultation in relation to decisions about the
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
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:
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
Provide parents with reports and explanations of their
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
Make educational personnel under the Title I program
readily accessible to parents.
Permit parents to observe Title I program
Provide opportunities for regular meetings with parents to
formulate parental input into the program.
Provide parents with a copy of the parental involvement
plans as well as timely information about the program.
Make parents aware of parental involvement requirements and
other relevant provisions of the program.
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
information on program and activities in a language and form that