KB Parent Involvement in Education

Title                                   Parent Involvement in Education

Designation                       KB

Office/Custodian               Education/Executive Director of Learning Services

 

 

The Board of Education believes that the education of each student is a responsibility shared by the school as well as parents. The Board recognizes the need for a constructive partnership between the District and parents that provides for two-way communication and fosters educational support for students and parents. In this policy, the word “parent” also includes guardians and other members of a student’s family involved in the student’s education.

 

In keeping with these beliefs, it is the intention of the District to cultivate and support active parental involvement.

 

To that end all District schools shall:

 

1.     Consult with and encourage parents to share in school planning and in the setting of objectives through the School Accountability Committees (SAC).

 

2.     Help parents understand the educational process and their role in supporting student achievement.

 

3.     Inform parents of school choices within the District, including but not limited to, information on open enrollment, choice programs and charter school options.

 

4.     Provide opportunities for parents to be informed about their student’s progress toward attaining proficiency on state and District content standards.

 

5.     Provide appropriate avenues for parents to find support in their role.

 

6.     Encourage formal organizations for parents at each school building as well as at the District level.

 

7.     Provide information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities to the parents of all children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parent can understand.

 

8.     Provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.

 

The Board also recognizes the special importance of parental involvement to the success of its Title I and Limited English Proficient (LEP) programs and directs the Chief Education Officer or designee to ensure that the District and schools jointly develop with parents written parent involvement policies that meet the requirements of federal law.

 

Adopted: August 12, 2010

Revised: October 27, 2011

Reviewed: July 14, 2016

Reviewed: September 12, 2019

 

LEGAL REFS:           

C.R.S. 22-7-301 et seq. (measures to increase parental involvement in public education)

C.R.S. 22-11-302 (1)(g) (duties of the district accountability committee include increasing parent engagement)

C.R.S. 22-11-402 (1)(h) (duties of the school accountability committees include increasing parent engagement)

C.R.S. 22-30.5-109 (publicity regarding educational options)

C.R.S. 22-32-142 (1) (board must adopt parent engagement policy and identify a district employee to act as “point of contact”)

 

CROSS REFS:

AE, Accountability/Commitment to Accomplishments

AEA, Standards Based Education

IHBIB, Primary/Preprimary Education

KB, Public Information and Communications

KBA, Title I Parent and Family Engagement

KBA-E, Title I Parent Involvement

KD, Public Information and Communications