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Parent Involvement

Policy Development 

An advisory committee of parents, community members, teachers, and principals will meet to discuss the design and implementation of the Parent Involvement Policy.

Committee members will consist of volunteers recruited through various avenues of publicity. Committee selections will produce a diverse parent population that will include all student groups served in the district. Meetings will be planned at convenient times and locations.
Annual Meeting for Title I Parents 
Timpson ISD campuses will hold several meetings for parents during each school year. Parents will be informed of new Title I guidelines. The Parent Involvement Policy and the Parent/Teacher/Student Compact will be distributed.

The meeting times and locations will be provided to parents through written notices sent home by students and through publication in the local newspaper. 
School-Parent Compacts 
In accordance with Title I regulations, each school must develop a parent-student compact with the parents of students participating in the program. This compact will enable the school and parents to share responsibility for student performance and success.

The compact will explain how students, parents, and teachers will share responsibility for promoting student achievement. School-Parent Compacts will be published in the student handbooks. Student responsibilities will vary by campus.
Types of Parent Involvement 
Parents are encouraged to become involved in their child’s school campus through:

  • Encouraging their child to put a high priority on education and by working with their child on a daily basis to make the most of the educational opportunities the school provides.
  • Becoming familiar with all of their child’s school activities and with the academic programs, including special programs, offered by the district.
  • Attending scheduled conferences and requesting additional conferences as needed.
  • Becoming a school volunteer.
  • Participating in a campus parent organization.
  • Offering to serve as a parent representative on the district-level or campus-level planning committees.
  • Offering to serve on the School Health Advisory Council.
  • Attending Board meetings to learn more about district operations.

Each campus will develop and maintain parental involvement activities best suited to meet the needs of students on that campus.
Matching Programs to the Needs of Community 
The community will be consulted in the design, development, and implementation of the Title I program. Parent and student needs will be assessed through surveys as well as other methods in order to create a successful school environment.

Staff development and parent workshops will be tailored to meet the needs of students in the district. Parents will be informed of involvement activities through school and district offices.
Parents will be welcomed through various avenues of communication throughout the school year. Newsletters, conferences, personal contacts, phone calls, and written notices will be utilized to establish and maintain an open line of communication.

Staff members will be trained in effective ways to work with parents and community members 

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