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Lakeside Union SD (Lakeside) |  BP  6020  Instruction

Parent Involvement   

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The Governing Board recognizes that parents/guardians are their children's first and most influential teachers and that sustained parent involvement in the education of their children contributes greatly to student achievement and a positive school environment. In order to assure trust, respect, and understanding, it is acknowledged that communication from parents/guardians to the school and from the school to parents/guardians is a key ingredient. To assure a good flow of information, the Board, working through the administration, will establish effective, two-way communication with all parents/guardians, respecting the diversity and differing needs of families. Parents/guardians can directly affect academic success by reinforcing their children's motivation and commitment to education. The Superintendent or designee shall work with staff and parents/guardians to develop meaningful opportunities at all grade levels for parents/guardians to be involved in district and school activities; advisory, decision-making, and advocacy roles; and activities to support learning at home.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)

Parents/guardians shall be notified of their rights to be informed about and to participate in their children's education and of the opportunities available to them to do so.

(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

The Superintendent or designee shall regularly evaluate and report to the Board on the effectiveness of the district's parent involvement efforts, including, but not limited to, input from parents/guardians and school staff on the adequacy of parent involvement opportunities and barriers that may inhibit parent/guardian participation.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

11500-11506 Programs to encourage parent involvement

48985 Notices in languages other than English

51101 Parent rights and responsibilities

64001 Single plan for student achievement

LABOR CODE

230.8 Time off to visit child's school

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 Parental notice of teacher qualifications and student achievement

6312 Local educational agency plan

6314 Schoolwide programs

6316 School improvement

6318 Parent involvement

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 28

35.104 Definitions, auxiliary aids and services

35.160 Communications

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Parent Involvement: Development of Effective and Legally Compliant Policies, Governance and Policy Services Policy Briefs, August 2006

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICIES

89-01 Parent Involvement in the Education of Their Children, rev. 1994

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NON-REGULATORY GUIDANCE

Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A, April 23, 2004

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, Family, School, Community Partnerships: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/pf

California Parent Center: http://parent.sdsu.edu

California State PTA: http://www.capta.org

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education: http://www.ncpie.org

National PTA: http://www.pta.org

No Child Left Behind: http://www.ed.gov/nclb

Parent Information and Resource Centers: http://www.pirc-info.net

Parents as Teachers National Center: http://www.parentsasteachers.org

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 17, 2012 Lakeside, California

revised: March 14, 2013

revised: March 13, 2014