Board Policy 105 – Parental/Guardian Involvement
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105.01 Parental/Guardian Involvement (Edited 6/06) (Reviewed 11/14/11)
105.02 Sex Offenders (Adopted 8/8/11)
Parent/guardian involvement is an important component in a student’s success in school. The Board encourages parents/guardians to become involved in their child’s education to ensure the child’s academic success and appropriate behavior. The Superintendent, or superintendent’s designee, will:
(1) Involve parents in the planning, development, and evaluation of the Title I plan through the Title I Advisory Committee’s annual review, Title 1 achievement results, and annual approval of the Title I plan for the following year.
(2) Provide a written plan for coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist participating schools in implementation of effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance through the district Title I specialist. The Title I Coordinator will work in collaboration with each Title I building principal and staff through the building site council.
(3) Encourage open communication with parents and schools in order to build a capacity for strong parental involvement.
(4) Coordinate parental involvement strategies under Title I with other programs such as Head Start, Reading First, etc.; these strategies will be reviewed annually by the Superintendent or superintendent’s designee.
(5) Invite parents to an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy. The evaluation will measure improvements in parental involvement and identify barriers to greater participation by parents in Title I activities (with particular attention to low-income parents, Limited English Proficient (LEP) parents, minorities, parents with disabilities and parents with low literacy). The administration will use the findings to design strategies for more effective parental involvement and to revise the parental involvement practices as needed.
(6) Develop opportunities to involve parents in Title I activities. Offer opportunities for parents to visit their child’s classes and attend other school-based meetings and events. The activities will be coordinated through the administration assigned to this area.
An annual assessment, in consultation with parents, will be submitted to the board evaluating the effectiveness of the parental involvement program and to determine what action, if any, needs to be taken to increase parental participation. The Superintendent or superintendent’s designee is responsible for notifying parents of this policy annually or within a reasonable time after it has been amended during the school year.
- Legal References: No Child Left Behind, Title I, Sec. 1118, P.L. 107-110; Bettendorf Board Policy 505.09
- Cross References:IASB Code 505.08; Board Policy 102.01 Parent-Teacher Associations; #102.02 Citizen Advisory Groups, #102.05 Citizen Involvement in Curriculum Study; #102.06 Citizen Assistance to School Personnel; #102.07 Long-Range Needs Assessment; #103.09 Fund Raising Activities; #504.06 Parent and Student’s Rights ; 506.05 Senior Lists; #604.07 Selection of Instructional Materials; 604.09 Inspection of Instructional Materials; #604.10 Challenge of Instructional Materials; #605.01 Progress Reports of Students; #605.04 Permanent Student Records; and #903.15 Participation by the Public at Board Meetings
- Adopted by the Board: 6/12/06; Reviewed 11/14/11
- Edited: 6/06, 11/11
Pursuant to Iowa law, an individual required to register on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for a conviction involving a sex offense against a minor (“registrant”) is prohibited from being on school property or in any school vehicle. The only exceptions are as follows:
A registrant who is a parent or legal guardian of a minor is allowed on school property solely during the period of time reasonably necessary to transport the parent’s own minor child or legal guardian’s own ward to or from a place on school property.
A registrant who is legally entitled to vote shall be allowed on school property solely for the period of time reasonably necessary to exercise the right to vote in a public election if the polling location of the offender is located on school property.
A registrant who is a student on the Sex Offender Registry must have board approval to attend a particular school.
Written permission may be obtained to attend a specific event or to speak to school personnel from the school principal. To request written permission, the registrant must complete and submit the Registrant Request Form. The form can be obtained by contacting the administrative office by telephone or email. This provision does not apply to a registrant requesting permission to be on school property in his or her role as employee, contractor, vendor, or volunteer. No written exception is allowed for operating, managing, be employed by, or acting as a contractor or volunteer on school property.
- Legal Reference: Code of Iowa 692A
- Adopted 8/8/11