Building Capacity for Involvement

  • Communication
    Information about the curriculum, instruction, assessment, staff development plans, school programs and student progress will be communicated in timely manner through effective methods from school to home, home to school and school to community.

    Opportunities will be provided for families to enrich their understanding of child development. Materials and training will be provided, to the extent possible and reasonable, to assist families in working with their children to improve their children's achievement. Efforts will be made to coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies with other programs that have parent involvement opportunities.
    Learning at Home
    Opportunities will be provided for families to expand their understanding of how to: enrich their child’s academic progress through learning activities which take place at home, help with homework and other curriculum related activities, and how to work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.

    Decision-Making and Advocacy
    Each school that has a Title I: No Child Left Behind plan will convene informational meetings, as practicable and appropriate, and at a convenient time, for families of children participating in the No Child Left Behind Title I program. The purpose of the meetings will include but are not limited to explaining: the requirements of the No Child left Behind legislation, and their right to be involved in the development the No Child Left Behind (Title I) plan, the School/Family compact; the school review and improvement process; the annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy, and how they can be involved in other decisions relating to their child’s education. The District will encourage families to be involved in school parent councils, school improvement committees, advisory groups, and the school board.

    Teachers, administration and staff will, to the extent reasonable and practicable, build ties between families and the school by recruiting, training, and providing opportunities for families to work as equal partners in the education of their children.
    Collaborating with the Community
    The St. Louis Park School District will, to the extent reasonable and practical, provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist participating schools in planning and implementing, with input from families, effective parent involvement activities. Businesses, agencies, service organizations and other groups may also be involved in the planning, coordination, and collaboration of family involvement activities. The outcomes of these activities are to improve student academic achievement and school performance.