Title I Parent & Community Feedback 

* 1. Please review the “Shared Academic information to help your child succeed” column on the District Parent Involvement Policy and Action Plan for 2016-2017. Do you agree with the information listed on the bulletin items?

Lamar County School District share academic information to help your child succeed by utilizing the State’s student academic achievement standards, the State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments, the requirements of Part A, and how to monitor their child’s progress, and how to work with educators:

Learning Support Specialists and Parent Coordinator at the High School assist the Parent Involvement Coordinator in organizing and ensuring that our academic assistance to parents is aligned to each school’s needs.

Post links new Georgia Standard of Excellence on our website to help parents.

Provide the new Georgia Standard of Excellence brochure for math and ELA.

Provide training to staff using the Parent Engagement tools from the DOE.

Collaborate with schools to create and provide a brochure for Social Studies and Science for parents.

Create and distribute “How to Help Your Child” brochure (e.g. included will be information on how parents can monitor their child’s progress: how to access the Powerschool parent portal; how to schedule a parent conference; and how important attendance at school– level parent conferences /parent nights).

Provide tips and ideas to parents on how to help their child in the core content areas by providing the Teaching and Learning Newsletter on the website and copies to parents and district/school waiting areas including the parent resource room at each school.

Post links new Georgia Standard of Excellence on our website to help parents.

* 2. Please review the “Opportunities for parent input, joint development and evaluation plans” column on the District Parent Involvement Policy and Action Plan for 2016-2017? Do you agree with the information listed on the bulletin items?

Lamar County School District provides opportunities for parent input, joint development and evaluation of plans by:

Open engagement with parents through phone calls, emails, PIQA surveys, and meetings is always pursued. Flyers home to parents during the Open House or first week of school so that it is available before the annual Title I meeting

Parents can complete the Quality Parent Survey online each year at the LCSS’ website www.lamar.k12.ga.us (Specific questions to be answered are how to spend the 1% Parent Involvement money and what their training needs are)

Parents can provide input via the Parent Involvement Quality Assurance (PIQA) phone and parent night surveys. PIQA phone surveys are completed monthly. The PIQA parent night surveys are completed during parent nights.

Parents can view the Parent Involvement Policy on the district’s website at any time during the year and provide input. We will revise and revisit our System-Level Parent Involvement Policy & Plan each year.

Parental feedback is solicited from the parents at meetings, Parent    Coffee Talks, Schools’ Advisory Councils, and online.

In addition to the Parent Involvement Plan, parents can provide input on the Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) and the Equity Plan all year long -as they are both posted on the district’s website. All input will be kept on file. In addition, specific dates for input are posted and distributed every spring for parents to participate during our annual planning process. If a parent lets us know that they do not have a computer or other digital device that allows access to the Lamar County School System’s website, we will notify them how to obtain another resource to complete.

All results are used in the spring’s District Improvement Team sessions which are held to provide input the upcoming year’s CLIP & Equity Plans.

* 3. Please review the “Providing information in an understandable and uniform format” column on the District Parent Involvement Policy and Action Plan for 2016-2017? Do you agree with the information listed on the bulletin items?

Lamar County School District provides information in an understandable and uniform format with the use of Understandable and uniform format

Use Google translator to allow parents that view the website access to a language they understand

Use interpreters as much as possible to provide written communication to parents in a language they understand.

* 4. Please review the “Lamar County School System Discretionary Strategies/Actions” column on the District Parent Involvement Policy and Action Plan for 2016-2017? Do you agree with the information listed on the bulletin items?

LCSS’ Discretionary Strategies/Actions

Continue to adopt and incorporate the National PTA Standards for Family School Partnerships

Continue the Action Team for Partnership (district –wide parent council for feedback)

Implement Parent Involvement Quality Assurance Survey (telephone survey conducted weekly) Implement Parent Involvement Quality Assurance Survey (Parent night survey)

Continue parent call system, Student Information parent portal, and school/district website.

Continue to collaborate with Lamar County Collaborative, DFACS, McIntosh Trail, Pathways, Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, Barnesville Library, and Health Department

Provide child care and/or transportation as necessary for district or school –level meetings

* 5. Please review the “Additional Support” column on the District Parent Involvement Policy and Action Plan for 2016-2017. Do you agree with the information listed?

Additional Support by providing additional Support to school that meet the needs of parents for the Core Content Areas (ELA, math, science, and social studies) based on their responses from surveys, phone calls, emails, or any other communication context.

* 6. Please review the "Technical assistance provided to schools to ensure effectiveness" column on the District Parent Involvement Policy and Action Plan for 2016-2017? Do you agree with the information listed on the bulletin items?

Technical Assistance provided to schools to ensure effectiveness

Provide training to principals regarding the federal expectations for the parent involvement component

Meet weekly with principal/designee ensuring compliance and securing documentation of compliance

Coordinate planning sessions with Learning Support Specialists and department heads to organize and ensure that our academic assistance to parents is aligned to each school’s needs.

Provide training to staff using the Parent Engagement tools from the DOE

Post links new Georgia Standards on our website to help parents

Review each school’s parent involvement plan to ensure compliance (including the agenda, sign in sheet or minutes showing the plan was developed jointly with parent input.

Provide guidance on how to use parent involvement money –along with a periodic status reports (MOY and EOY)

Provide training to principals, teachers and classified staff on the latest requirements for the Annual Title I meeting.

Provide professional learning to teachers and administrators using the DOE tools.

* 7. How would like to see 1% of parental involvement funds used? Check all that apply

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