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Rushmore Academy

Marion City School District

Parent Involvement Policy

The Marion City Schools believes that parent involvement is important to student achievement and provides services and support of parents through its efforts with parent organizations and partnerships.

"Parental involvement" means the participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other activities, including:

● Playing an integral role in assisting in their child's learning;

● Being actively involved in their child's education;

● Becoming full partners in decision-making and on advisory committees.

The Marion City School District will:

Put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its schools (with Title 1, Part A programs)

● Encourage parents to be a part of the decision making process.

● Incorporate this parental involvement policy into its educational plan.

● Provide opportunities for the participation of all parents (including those with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and parents of migratory children).

● Provide opportunities to involve parents in decisions about how funds reserved for parental involvement activities are spent.

Provide parents with information or training on the following:

● State's academic content standards (guidelines on what should be taught in every classroom at different grades)

● State and local academic assessments.

● Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (January, 2001).

● How to monitor their child's progress, their school's adequate yearly progress (AYP), and how to work with educators.

● Information on parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making, and collaborating with the community.

Provide staff development on how to reach out, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners

● Take actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities are sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format.

● Provide materials, training, and programs to help parents work with their children to improve their children's academic achievement and success.