School Year: 2018-2019
Iron County School District regards parental involvement vital to the success of students. Parents are partners in helping their children achieve. They have the right to be involved in the design and operation of the Title 1 program. At the same time, they have the responsibility to help their children succeed in school.
Iron County School District works with Title I schools to ensure that the required school-level parental involvement policies are followed. These activities may include, but are not limited to:
1% of the Title 1 money received by Iron County School District is distributed to the schools for parent programs. Parents are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and have input on how this money should be spent. The money is used to assist parents in improving student academic learning, provide parent training or address other identified parental needs.
Parents are encouraged to give feedback regarding the Title 1 program as well as other school programs at their school. Surveys are conducted each year to help in making district and school level decisions.
To help facilitate communication, selected parent representatives meet with school and district level personnel a minimum of two times a year to provide an opportunity to have input on the education of their children.
A variety of activities to educate parents about Title I services and other school programs are held throughout the school year. These activities may include:
- Back to School Night
- School/District Websites
- Parent SEP Conferences
- Parent Nights
The school district provides assistance to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format. Critical school documents will be provided to parents in their native language or interpreted by school personnel upon request.
Parents are able to access the Iron County School District website to gain information and assistance in understanding expected academic standards at the state, district, and school levels.
Parents have a right to request and receive timely information on the qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher.
Teachers are encouraged to be available before and after school to communicate with parents about students.
This is only a sample of the many activities that involve parents in the Title 1 program in Iron County School District. There is a continuous effort to build parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement and to provide a partnership between the district, the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.
Iron County School District does not discriminate against, age, race, gender, religion, or ethnicity.