Calipatria Unified School District

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Title I Program

Annual Program Evaluation

Calipatria Unified School District

Title I, Part A LEA-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Adapted from BP 6020

This Parent and Family Engagement Policy (Policy) describes the means for carrying out designated Title I, Part A, parent and family engagement requirements pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116(a).

The purpose of this Policy is to:

Ensure that parents/guardians and family members of students participating in the Title I programs are provided with opportunities to be involved in their children’s education.

How will parents and family members be involved in the development of this Policy (ESSA sections 1116[a][2][A], and 1116[a][2][F])?

Receive information through district website, district electronic notifications, or written notification regarding the opportunity to provide input

Receive information in format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents/guardians can understand

Provide input at district committees (DELAC, MPAC, CAC) and school site council (SSC)

Provide input at annual Title I Parent Meetings, held at district and site levels

Participate in surveys to address parent and family engagement

Review and comment on Parent Engagement during LCAP Consultation and Planning

Participate in Public Comment at a public Board meeting prior to the Board’s approval of the plan or revisions

How will parents and family members be involved in developing school improvement plans (ESSA Section 1116[a][2][A])?

Receive information through district website, district electronic notifications, or written notification regarding the opportunity to develop school improvement plans

Receive information in format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents/guardians can understand

Provide input at district committees (DELAC, MPAC, CAC) and school site council (SSC)

Provide input at annual Title I Parent Meetings, held at district and site levels

Participate in surveys, forums, or workshops to address school improvement plans

Review and comment on school improvement plans during LCAP Consultation and Planning

Participate in Public Comment at a public Board meeting prior to the Board’s approval of the plan or revisions

How does the Local Educational Agency (LEA) provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist and build the capacity of all participating schools within the LEA in planning and implementing effective parent and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance? Does this include meaningful consultation with employers, business leaders, and philanthropic organizations, or individuals with expertise in effectively engaging parents and family members in education (ESSA Section1116 [a][2][B])?

Provide district level parent engagement coordination with Family Resource Center and school site administration

Provide district lead staff to train and support site staff

Provide parent engagement materials/trainings identified through the annual needs assessment at the district and site level to school staff and parents

Coordinate with local community agencies to build the capacity to provide technical assistance and train district staff on effective parent and family involvement

Make available resources and information to support parents and families

Provide reasonable and necessary expenses to support parent and family engagement activities, including translation services, facility access, access to technology

Publishes a master calendar of district activities and meetings on the district web site to promote participation and engagement

Provide training and information to members of district and school advisory committees

How will LEAs coordinate or integrate parent and family engagement strategies with other relevant federal, state, local laws, and programs (ESSA sections 1116[a][2][C], and 1116[e][4])?

Identify and involve staff, agencies, and representatives to address coordination of services at the district and site level

Provide training and information to members of district and school advisory committees to address coordination of services

Consult and develop a plan to address identified needs, share data, and coordinate services with outside agencies

Present coordinated plans at a public meeting of the Board for approval

How will LEAs conduct, with meaningful involvement of parents and family members, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this Policy on improving academic quality of all schools served under Title I, Part A, and use the finding to design evidence-based strategies (ESSA sections 1116[a][2][D], and 1116[a][2][E])?

Annually conduct the LEA and LCAP Parent Survey to evaluate the satisfaction of parents/guardians

Present the results of the survey at district and site level committees

Gather input from district and site level committees to evaluate the impact on student achievement

Provide Public Comment at a public Board meeting prior to the Board’s approval of the action on the survey results

What are the barriers to greater participation by parents in activities authorized by ESSA Section 1116? Please note with particular attention, parents and family members who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background (ESSA Section 1116[a][2][D][i]):

Parents and families identified as economically disadvantaged may need access to technology and community resources

Parents and families identified with language needs may need access to information in primary language or translation services

Parents and families identified with transportation issues may need access to transportation services or require home visits by staff

Parents and families identified as Migrant families may need access to services outside school day activities 

Parents and families identified with limited literacy or other handicapping conditioning may need access to information in multiple modalities and/or physical accommodations

What are the needs of parents and family members so that they may assist with the learning of their children, including engaging with school personnel and teachers (ESSA Section 1116[a][2][D][ii])?

 Access to school staff for parent conferences and parent trainings

Access to materials and school information in a language the parent understands

Access to bilingual school staff for translation and written communication

Trainings to help increase parents awareness about the challenging state academic standards, local and state academic standards, and how to monitor a child’s progress to improve the achievement of their child

What are the strategies used to support successful school and family interactions (ESSA Section 1116[a][2][D][iii])?

Assign district and site staff to serve as liaisons trained to provide parent and family engagement support

Provide access to electronic means of communication including staff emails, texts, messaging, and social media 

Offer flexible number of meetings or conduct home visits to support parent involvement

Ensure district and site plans outline strategies to address the needs identified by the annual evaluation, when necessary revise the parent and family engagement policy or school compact.

Provide a coordinated Parent Engagement Series aligned to parents needs and supporting parents awareness about the challenging state academic standards, local and state academic standards, and how to monitor a child’s progress to improve the achievement of their child

LEAs provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support to assist schools in planning and implementing effective parent and family engagement activities. This may include consultation with employers, business leaders, philanthropic organizations, or individuals. What technical assistance will be provided to parents (ESSA Section 1116[a][3][A])?

Assigned district staff trained to provide parent and family engagement will coordinate district services to work with outside agencies and provide onsite support 

How will LEAs reserve 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds to carry out parent and family engagement requirements (ESSA Section 1116[a][3][A])?

CUSD will reserve 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds annually on the Consolidated Application to support district and site activities.

How will LEAs allot funds for parent and family engagement (ESSA Section 1116[a][3][B])?

CUSD will allot funds to support district activities and joint activities with school sites, including the following initiatives

  • Parent Engagement Series
  • Family Health Fairs held in Calipatria and Niland
  • Summer School Parent Engagement Events
  • Attendance Matters Initiatives 
  • Coordination of parent and family engagement activities outlined in LCAP

How will LEAs distribute 90 percent of the 1 percent reserve to schools (ESSA Section 1116[a][3][C])?

Funds are distributed to sites based upon Fall 1 CALPADS student counts.  

How will LEAs provide assistance to parents and families in understanding the state academic standards, state and local academic assessments, Title I, Part A requirements, how to monitor their child’s progress, and how to work with educators to help all students succeed (ESSA Section 1116[e][1])?

CUSD will conduct the Parent Engagement workshops addressing these themes

CUSD will train district and site staff to conduct workshops 

CUSD will provide written and electronic communications to parents on these themes

District and site committees will provide opportunities to support these themes

How will LEAs provide materials and training to help parents and families work with their children to improve their achievement, such as literary training and using technology (ESSA Section 1116[e][2])?

CUSD will provide access to technology and train parents on how to utilize the technology 

CUSD will provide or coordinated resources for literacy training, including Adult Ed and family literacy

CUSD will ensure district and site plans are written to support materials and training

How will LEAs educate teachers, instructional support staff, principals, and other school leaders and staff, with the assistance of parents and families, in the value and utility of contributions of parents and families, and reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents and families as equal partners, implementing and coordinating parent and family programs to build ties between parents and families, and the school (ESSA Section 1116[e][3])?

District leads will support training for staff and parents 

District and site committees will share parent and family engagement opportunities

District will support opportunities for staff and parents to attend conferences and workshops to build partnerships 

How will LEAs coordinate and integrate parent and family involvement programs with other federal, state, and local programs, including public preschool programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent and family resource centers that encourage and support parents and families in more fully participating in the education of their children (ESSA Section 1116[e][4])?

District and site staff, including Family Resource Center and Migrant Education, will coordinate district activities to support program goals and provide multiple opportunities for parent and family engagement

District will provide a Family Resource Center, accessible to all district communities and parents.  

District will support cooperative agreements with local community agencies to support families and make available district facilities to provide services

How will LEAs ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities are sent to the parents of participating children in a format, and to the extent practicable, in a language the parents and families can understand (ESSA Section 1116[e][5])?

District and site staff will provide direct oversight of communication with families to address language needs

Make bilingual staff available for translation services at school sites and at meetings

Provide written communication in the primary languages, as identified by 15% or more of our families speaking a home  language other than English

Support electronic translation services on district website

How will LEAs provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this section (ESSA Section 1116[e][14])?

Provide district and site staff responsible to coordinate and provide services

Review and monitor district and site plans to ensure services are addressed

Participate in Public Comment at a public Board meeting prior to the Board’s approval of activities directed towards parent and family engagement

How will the LEA ensure that the Parent and Family Engagement Policy is in a format and language that is easy for the parents and families to understand (ESSA Section 1116[f])?

Plan will be published on district website and distributed in written format

District and site committees will review and make recommendations to format and language 

District and site leads will be available to provide individual support and group presentations for parents and families

This Policy was adopted by the Calipatria Unified School District  on March 9, 2020 and will be in effect for the period of March, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The LEA will distribute this Policy to all parents and families of students participating in the Title I, Part A program on, or before: March 30, 2020 and upon student enrollment beginning July 1, 2020.



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