Title I - Family Engagement

Title I Family Engagement Overview

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY

The Lafourche Parish Public School System is based on the underlying belief that a child's education is vitally affected by the quality and character of the relationship between home and school. The school system recognized that parents are their children's first teachers and valuable partners in educating children. The school system is eager to combine the educational forces of home, school, and community to improve educational opportunities for all children.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PLANS
The Lafourche Parish Public School System has developed a family engagement policy with the collaboration and input from parents of participating children. This policy serves as the basis for family engagement and is an integral part of the consolidated application for federal programs. Each school year a meeting of a district parental advisory committee reviews and updates this policy. Members of the advisory committee consist of representation of parents of students from the four subgroups (special education, ethnicity, poverty and LEP) identified in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and participants in various programs conducted in this district.

Each school in the district develops its own parental involvement plan with input from parents of participating students. District level personnel provides technical assistance and support to schools in the development and implementation of individual school family engagement plans.

PARENT MEETINGS
At the District Level, quarterly meetings are conducted with the Title I Family Engagement School Contact Personnel. The Title I Family Engagement School Level Contact Person will then redeliver strategies to teachers and parents for improving parent involvement at the school, as well as, to assist parents with supporting students at home with reading and math skills. Suggestions and tips for assisting with homework, school projects and test-taking strategies are also provided to parents.

NEWSLETTERS
Title I Family Engagement provides parents with several informational newsletters throughout the year in both English and Spanish versions.

  • Reading Connection
  • Early Years
  • Home and School Connection
  • Helping Children Learn

STUDENT / PARENT / TEACHER COMPACT:
A Home-School Compact is developed at each Title I School. At the beginning of each school year, the compact is shared with all stakeholders in order to build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high academic standards.

RESERVATION OF FUNDS: Section 1118(a)(3)
As directed by the Every Student Succeeds Act 2015, the Lafourche Parish School System's Title I budget has set aside in excess of its one percent allocation for the express purpose of providing family engagement activities which promote family literacy and parenting skills in the parish's Title I schools. The district maintains financial records of expenditures of parental involvement in both the Title I schools and at the district level. This is carried out by means of budget allocations, requisitions, and justifications.

ANNUAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Annual Needs Assessment Surveys are conducted to get the overall opinion on the school's environment and it's academic performance. This information is reviewed at the District and School Level to adjust and revise family engagement activities for the following school year. The Title I Coordinator meets with the Title I School Improvement Team in April to develop yearlong activities based upon needs identified through the analysis of LEAP.

Title I Family Engagement Plan

Lafourche Parish Public Schools

2017 - 2018 Family Engagement Plan

Statement of Philosophy

The philosophy of the Lafourche Parish Public School System is based on the underlying belief that a child's education is vitally affected by the quality and character of the relationship between home and school. The school system recognizes that parents are their children's first teachers and valuable partners in educating children. The school system is eager to combine the educational forces of home, school, and community to improve educational opportunities for all children.

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