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Booker T. Washington High School Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, Dr. Michael Roberts , do hereby certify that all facts, figures, and representations made in this application are true, correct, and consistent with the statement of assurances for these waivers. Furthermore, all applicable statutes, regulations, and procedures; administrative and programmatic requirements; and procedures for fiscal control and maintenance of records will be implemented to ensure proper accountability for the expenditure of funds on this project. All records necessary to substantiate these requirements will be available for review by appropriate state and federal staff. I further certify that all expenditures will be obligated on or after the effective date and prior to the termination date of the project. Disbursements will be reported only as appropriate to this project, and will not be used for matching funds on this or any special project, where prohibited.

Assurances

  • The school will be governed by the statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with the definition outlined in Section 9101(32), ESEA;
  • Involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A in decisions about how Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement are spent [Section 1118(b)(1) and (c)(3)];
  • Jointly develop/revise with parents the school parental involvement policy and distribute it to parents of participating children and make available the parental involvement plan to the local community [Section 1118 (b)(1)];
  • Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under this part, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan under section 1114(b)(2) [Section 1118(c)(3)];
  • Use the findings of the parental involvement policy review to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary, the school’s parental involvement policy [Section 1118(a)(E)];
  • If the plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit parent comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the local educational agency [Section 1118(b)(4)];
  • Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the state assessment in at least mathematics, language arts, and reading [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(i)];
  • Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in 34 CFR Section 200.56 [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(ii)]; and
  • Provide each parent timely notice information regarding their right to request information on the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals [Section (h)(6)(A)].

 

Signature of Principal or Designee

Date Signed

 

Mission Statement



Parental Involvement Mission Statement (Optional)

Response: The Escambia County School District and Booker T Washington High School Title I parental involvement programs will strive to build strong relationships which will foster true family engagement for every student, each family, each teacher, on a daily basis.



The Booker T. Washington High School Community will create a safe, supportive, and caring school environment in which students will engage in cooperative learning with relevance in the curriculum and technology to reach their full potential with the understanding that knowledge and hard work equals success. The BTWHS Title I program will strive to increase parental involvement through programs for students who are under achievers/low performers and all students who are not experiencing academic success in school(lower quartile). Additionally the school will strive to better meet the needs of the ESE population through all resources available through the district and those resources that can be purchased through Title I funding.

 

Involvement of Parents



Describe how the school will involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds for parental involvement will be used [Sections1118(c)(3), 1114(b)(2), and 1118(a)(2)(B)].

Response: At Booker T. Washington High School parental involvement and student engagement are top priorities. The faculty and staff value parents and want them to be highly involved at the school. Booker T. Washington High School will host a focus group for a selected group of parents. During this meeting, we will address the services in which the school may provide to parents, in order to help with student success.

 

Coordination and Integration



Describe how the school will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities that teach parents how to help their children at home, to the extent feasible and appropriate, including but not limited to, other federal programs such as: Head Start, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, Title I, Part C, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title VI [Section 1118(e)(4)].

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Program

Coordination

1

SAC Meeting

The school will provide an opportunity to make revisions to the School Improvement Plan and Title I budget by providing input and budget suggestions. This will allow the parents to feel a part of important school decisions. During this time, we will also discuss parental involvement activities.

2

School Improvement Plan

We will provide ongoing parent meetings to review the School Improvement Plan and provide feedback.

3

ACT/SAT Prep Course

We will provide an after school ACT/SAT prep course for those students who may need additional support for these specific tests. The students will be provided with resources

4

Parent Focus Group Meeting

We will select a group of parents to serve as our focus group. During this meeting we will comprise opportunities for ongoing parental involvement and support.

5

Parent Meetings

We will host several parent meetings throughout the year, at flexible times, to extend to our parents opportunities to learn ways to assist their children at home in order to achieve academic success, graduation criteria, scholarship information, and best practices for parents.

 

Annual Parent Meeting



Describe the specific steps the school will take to conduct an annual meeting designed to inform parents of participating children about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), Adequately Yearly Progress, school choice, supplemental educational services, and the rights of parents. Include timeline, persons responsible, and evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the activity [Section 1118(c)(1)].

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Activity/Tasks

Person Responsible

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Schedule all SAC meetings

Dr. Michael Roberts

August 2015

School Calendar

2

Connect Ed Phone Messages

Title I Team

September 2015

Email of sent message

3

Parent Contact Information List

Title I Team

September 2015

Copy of the information sheet

4

Create an agenda

Titile I Team

September 2015

Copy of the Agenda

5

Sign-In sheet

Title I Team

September 2015

Copy of the Sign-In sheets

6

Minutes

Title I Team

September 2015

Copy of Minutes

 

Flexible Parent Meetings



Describe how the school will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement [Section 1118(c)(2)].

Response: To help ensure that all parents are able to attend, we will offer parent meetings after 5:00 p.m. During that time, we will provide dinner for the attending families. The school's Early Childhood program, will host activities for the kids and entertain them in a fun, friendly atmosphere. The Early Childhood students will work with the children on reading, writing, and play educational games during the time that the parents are meeting. We will also offer a lunch meeting, where parents who are only available during their lunch hour may attend. During this session, the parents will be provided dinner.

 

Building Capacity



Describe how the school will implement activities that will build the capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement [Section 1118(e)]. Describe the actions the school will take to provide materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s academic achievement [Section 1118(e)(2)].Include information on how the school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under Section 1118 as parents may request [Section 1118(e)(14)].

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Content and Type of Activity

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

PTSA

PTSA President

Increased Parental Involvement and knowledge of school information/activities

10/19/2015

Agenda

2

School Advisory Council Meeting

Principal

Increase Student Achievement and parent knowledge

10/7/2015

School Calendar and school website

3

Parent Night

BTWHS Guidance Department

Increase parent knowledge of graduation requirement, testing dates, testing procedures, and various other concerns

10/1/2015

Agenda/Parent Survey

4

Quarterly Newspapers

Journalism Instructor

Increase parent knowledge of school information and activities

September, December, March, May

Newspaper

5

PTSA

PTSA President

Increased Parental Involvement and knowledge of school information/activities

1/18/2015

Agenda

6

Parent University: A parent’s guide through the high school experience

Title I Team

Increased Parental Involvement

March 2015

Agenda and sign-in sheet

 

Staff Training



Describe the professional development activities the school will provide to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and schools [Section 1118(e)(3)].

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Content and Type of Activity

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Tech Tools

Title I Team

Increased Achievement

September 2015

Observations, agenda, and sign-in sheets

2

Writing across the curriculum

District ELA Specialist

Increase Critical thinking and Writing skills

September 2015

Observations

3

PBS- Positive Behavior Support

PBS Team

Increased Achievement through decreased discipline issues

September 2015

Observations, and Dean’s office Data Reports

4

Understanding Data

Literacy Coach

Increased Achievement through the development of well- developed lesson plans

October 2015

Observations, Department Data meetings

5

Google Classroom

District Specialist

Increasing Engagement/ Communication through the usage of technology

October 2015

Observations

 

Other Activities



Describe the other activities, such as parent resource centers, the school will conduct to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children [Section 1118 (e)(4)].

Response: Our former Assistant Principal, Jeremy Tompkins, and our Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Mrs. Dawn Gibbs, have created a parent resource room within our school. This room has books and resources geared toward parents, that gives advice on everything from how to track graduation requirements, to how to ensure that your child is being productive when they are at home.

 

Communication



Describe how the school will provide parents of participating children the following [Section 1118(c)(4)]:

  • Timely information about the Title I programs [Section 1118(c)(4)(A)];
  • Description and explanation of the curriculum at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet [Section 1118(c)(4)(B)];
  • If requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children[Section 1118(c)(4)(C)]; and
  • If the schoolwide program plan under Section 1114 (b)(2) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will include submit the parents’ comments with the plan that will be made available to the local education agency [Section 1118(c)(5)].

Response: Booker T. Washington High School will provide information about our Title I programs in a timely manner, by using our Connect Ed call out system, parent newsletter, student newspaper, and our school website. During our annual parent meetings, we will continue to promote this information. Our school's Marketing program will be working with the school to new ways of distributing information to our parents. The students will design a marketing plan and help execute the plan throughout the school year. The Title I team leader will be the contact person for all Title I programs. This person will ensure that they are accessible for parents to gain necessary information.

 

Accessibility



Describe how the school will provide full opportunities for participation in parental involvement activities for all parents (including parents with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory children). Include how the school plans to share information related to school and parent programs, meetings, school reports, and other activities in an understandable and uniform format and to the extent practical, in a language parents can understand [Section 1118(e)(5) and 1118(f)].

Response: Booker T. Washington High School will arrange to work with the district's ESOL department to translate any necessary information to those ESOL parents in which the school serves. Booker T. Washington High School will also meet with the instructors of foreign language within the school to gain knowledge of information and parental workshops that will be beneficial to our ESOL students.

 

Discretionary Activities



Discretionary School Level Parental Involvement Policy Components Check if the school does not plan to implement discretionary parental involvement activities. Check all activities the school plans to implement:

X Not Applicable


 


Upload Evidence of Input from Parents



Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the plan.

Uploaded Document

 

Upload Parent-School Compact



Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

Upload an electronic version of the Parent-School Compact.

Uploaded Document

 

Upload Evidence of Parent Involvement in Development of Parent-School Compact



Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the compact.

Uploaded Document

 

Evaluation of the previous year's Parental Involvement Plan

Building Capacity Summary



Provide a summary of activities provided during the previous school year that were designed to build the capacity of parents to help their children [Section 1118 (e)(1-2)]. Include participation data on the Title I annual meeting.

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Content and Type of Activity

Number of Activities

Number of Participants

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

1

FSA Parent Night

1

48

Parents became more aware of the new state testing standards. Parents were able to ensure that they made the necessary adjustment at home in order to help students.

 

Staff Training Summary



Provide a summary of the professional development activities provided by the school during the previous school year to educate staff on the value and utility of contributions of parents; how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners; the implementation and coordination of parent programs; and how to build ties between parents and the school [Section 1118 (e)(3)].

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Content and Type of Activity

Number of Activities

Number of Participants

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

1

Positive Behavior Systems Training

4

150

Teachers were taught how to consistently communicate with parents in order to adjust student behaviors and reduce referrals and suspensions.

2

Web Training

1

20

Teachers were given the opportunity to learn how to build their own teacher web pages.

 

Barriers



Describe the barriers that hindered participation by parents during the previous school year in parental involvement activities. Include the steps the school will take during the upcoming school year to overcome the barriers (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background) [Section 1118(a)(E)].

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Barrier (Including the Specific Subgroup)

Steps the School will Take to Overcome

1

Time

Provide weekend activities

 

Best Practices (Optional)



Describe the parental involvement activity/strategy the school implemented during the previous schoool year that the school considers the most effective. This information may be shared with other LEAs and schools as a best practice. (Optional)

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Content/Purpose

Description of the Activity