A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement

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Author: Chris Ferguson

Product ID: FAM-120 Price: Available free online
• Published: 2009    • 205 pages   

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This toolkit is designed to provide information to those who are implementing Title I, Part A parental involvement provisions. By using these tools, you can increases the "transparency" for parental involvement in children's education.

The toolkit provides two types of information: 
  1. Explanations for Title I, Part A notification and involvement provisions—This text describes the actions and processes SEAs, LEAs, and schools must take to meet the provisions of Title I, Part A.
  2. Possible tools—These tools provide examples of information sheets, checklists, letters, surveys, and other resources SEAs, LEAs, and schools use to assist them in implementing Title I, Part A notification and involvement provisions
In this toolkit, SEDL provides detailed explanations of the Title I, Part A parental involvement provisions as well as thirty-three tools to assist state departments of education, districts, and schools in meeting these requirements. Both the explanations and the tools are designed to help educators increase parental involvement and provide opportunities for parents to engage in and support their children's academic achievement. The toolkit includes information on the following topics:
  • Policy, Planning, and Building Capacity
  • Communication, Notification, Reporting, and Information Sharing
  • Parent Rights and Options
  • Meaningful Involvement and Decision Making
  • Fund Allocation
Tools are available for each of the topics listed above. See the Table of Contentsfor more details. 
This toolkit is in the public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint this publication is not necessary, the citation should be as follows: Ferguson, C. (2009). A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement. Austin, TX: SEDL.