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Godley ISD Parental Engagement Policy & Pre-K Parent Engagement Plan

The Godley ISD School Board is committed to fostering and promoting parental engagement as required in Title I, Part A, Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Educational Act.  Listed below are our District Parental Engagement Policy, and our Pre-K Engagement Plan.

Parental Engagement Policy

Godley ISD Parental Engagement Policy

The Godley ISD School Board is committed to fostering and promoting parental engagement as required in Title I, Part A, Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Educational Act. To accomplish this goal, our schools will involve parents in the development of the Local Education Agency (LEA) policy and the process of school review and improvement through the following types of involvement activities:

  • School wide activities
  • Conducting parent surveys
  • Consultation
  • Frequently scheduled parent meetings
  • Conferences
  • School improvement meetings

Goal 1: The LEA will foster effective parental engagement strategies and support partnerships among schools, parents, and the community to improve student achievement.

Strategies for reaching goal

  1. Develop district parental engagement committee to create a policy and implement activities as well as disseminate information to the community to promote parental engagement in the Title I, Part A schools.
  2. Conduct an annual meeting in the spring to update policy for next year's Title I, Part A program.
  3. Establish parental engagement contact person at each of the Title I, Part A schools.
  4. Ensure that parents of children with disabilities or limited English proficiency have the same access as other parents including information in a language and form they can understand.

Goal 2: The district will provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist participating schools in planning and implementing effective parental engagement.

Strategies for reaching goal

  1. Provide materials and training not otherwise available to assist parents in supporting their child’s academic achievement.
  2. Enhance the awareness and skills of all staff in reaching out to, communicating, and working with parents as equal partners.
  3. Ensure, to the extent possible, that information is sent home in a language and form parents can understand.
  4. Provide information on adult literacy training available in the community.
  5. Make available a copy of the school policies at each campus and online for parents to view.
  6. Monitor each Title I, Part A School to ensure that each school performs the following tasks:
    • Develops a parental engagement policy.
    • Offers flexible meeting times.
    • Provides information to parents about the school’s program, including parent information guides.
    • Develops and uses a School–Parent Compact.
    • Provides training and support for parents in working with their child to improve academic achievement, to include training on the phone notification system in order to have real–time access to their child’s attendance and achievement.

Goal 3: The district and parents will evaluate the effectiveness of the parental engagement policy and identify barriers to parental participation.

Strategies for reaching goal

  1. Survey parents annually, including questions to identify barriers to parental engagement.
  2. Provide an opportunity for parents to assist in the development of the evaluation procedures, including analysis of data collected.
  3. Use findings from evaluation process to:
    • Make recommendations to each participating school for parental engagement policy revisions.
    • Provide suggestions for designing school improvement policies, as they relate to parental engagement.
  4. Develop and share an annual parental engagement activity evaluation report.

Developed and updated by: District Parental Engagement Committee  May 17,
For 2016-17

Members of Committee:

Cindy Travioli-Godley ISD Title I Program Coordinator ctravioli@godleyisd.net  817-389-3207

Parents:Godley ISD Staff:
Lauri BellCindi Breazeale – Godley Elementary
Andrea PitcockTeresa Beck- Godley Intermediate
Dora Narvaiz-Para HS/ Parent  Laurel Bartlett- Godley Middle School
 Kim Paukner- High School
 Cindy Travioli-Title I Coordinator     

Pre-K Parent Engagement Plan

Godley ISD Pre-K Parent Engagement Plan

Definitions of Family and Family Engagement

Family: includes adults and children significant in the child’s life who support the early learning and development of the child.

Family Engagement: the mutual responsibilities, schools, and communities; which builds relationships to support student learning and achievement and to support family well-being, family-student relationships and ongoing learning and development of children, families, and educators. Family engagement is fully integrated in the child’s educational experience and supports the whole child. It is culturally and linguistically responsive and is continuous through a child’s life.

Goal 1: Godley ISD Pre-K  will foster effective parental engagement strategies and support partnerships among schools, parents, and the community to improve student achievement and establish/articulate expectations.

Strategies for reaching goal

  1. Develop  Pre-K specific parent involvement activities to include parent education concerning  researched-based parenting strategies, available community resources, digital citizenship, family networking, and a variety of home-educational resources supporting learning at home..
  2. Conduct annual meeting focusing on strategies to promote parent involvement and ensure alignment between family engagement activities and district/school teaching and learning goals.
  3. Establish a parental engagement contact person and Parent Engagement Team, consisting of teachers and parents, that serves as an advisory counsel group.
  4. Ensure that parents of children with disabilities or limited English proficiency have the same access as other parents including information in a language and form they can understand coordinating efforts across communities.
  5. Teacher will provide a welcoming environment that promotes the value of education as a pathway to success, foster a learning environment that supports social-emotional learning, and provide families with training in parent leadership, support, and advocacy.

Goal 2: The Pre-K Parent Engagement Team will coordinate, provide technical assistance and other support necessary to assist parents to be collaborative mutual partners and promote a culture of learning that is child-centered and family driven.

Strategies for reaching goal

  1. Provide materials and ongoing training/support not otherwise available to assist parents in supporting their child’s academic achievement in Family Engagement Nights  creating cross-cultural networks and facilitating educational groups based on family interests/needs.  
  2. Enhance the awareness and skills of all staff in reaching out to, communicating, and working with parents as equal partners.
  3. Ensure, to the extent possible, that information is sent home in a language and form parents can understand incorporating voices of all families across race, cultural background, and socioeconomic status (SES).
  4. Provide information on adult literacy training and other resources in the community.
  5. Make available a copy of the school policies and online for parents to view.
  6. Perform tasks in conjunction with the GES parental engagement plan and Godley ISD Parental Engagement Policy

Goal 3: Teachers and parents will evaluate the effectiveness of the Pre-K Parental Engagement Plan and identify barriers to parental participation that address quality, equity, and accessibility. Develop, in collaboration with families, clearly defined goals, outcomes, timelines, and strategies for assessing progress.

Strategies for reaching goal

  1. Survey parents annually, including questions to the effectiveness of the parental engagement plan and barriers to parental engagement.
  2. Provide an opportunity for parents to assist in the development of the evaluation procedures, including analysis of data collected to identify shared goals of engagement
  3. Use findings from evaluation process to make recommendations for improving and revising Pre-K Parent Involvement Plan and work together with families to imagine new learning opportunities for their community.

Goal 4: Teachers will plan and coordinate parent engagement activities to establish relationships between home and school and to provide family support.

Strategies for reaching goal

  1. Prior to school starting, teachers will contact parents through phone calls and home visits to promote positive, collaborative relationships between home and school, and identify strengths, interests, and needs.
  2. Provide additional Wildcat Family Engagement Collaborative meetings throughout the school year.
  3. Establish and provide a network of community resources and community support projects.
  4. Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning.
  5. Increase family participation in decision making.
  6. Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement.

Developed June 2016
Cindi Breazeale -Parent Engagement Coordinator

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