Title I Parent Involvement

Title I - Parent Involvement
Hutchinson Public Schools USD #308

Parents of students in Title I schools will be provided with on-going opportunities for participation in the Title I schoolwide program.   These opportunities align with the six standards of parent/family involvement:

*Welcoming all families into the school community.
The school promotes parent/family involvement by providing information during enrollment, website information, a Back-to-School night, and various other parent/student functions throughout the school year.  

*Communicating effectively.
Regular communication is maintained through monthly newsletters, Facebook updates, parent/teacher conferences, parent meetings, Family Nights, and website information.  

*Supporting student success.
The school recognizes student efforts and success regularly.  Parents are notified of these successes, are invited to celebrations, and are encouraged to praise their children for effort.  

*Speaking up for every child.
Parents have opportunities to advocate for their children's rights by attending parent-teacher conferences and parent meetings.  Parents can also be involved in the school by attending Family Nights, PTA, PTO, Site Council and other building activities.  

*Sharing power.
Parents are encouraged to be involved in decision-making opportunities by attending parent meetings, Family Nights, PTA, PTO, and Site Council meetings.  Teams of parents and staff work together on school improvement initiatives.   In addition, parents are involved in children's educational plans such as IEPs, 504s, MTSS plans, and behavior plans.

*Collaborating with community.
The school collaborates with the community in a number of ways.  Boys and Girls Club, Communities That Care, Kansas Cosmosphere, Dillon Nature Center, Halstead Health Museum, and Hutchinson High School Career & Technical Education Academy are partners with the schools. Parent training opportunities are available through Communities that Care (Strengthening Families and Parenting Wisely) and Horizons (Self-Regulation).  

Each Title I school will hold an annual meeting for parents to discuss the program and explain the rights of parents.  Parents can sign the parent/school compact at this time.  Additionally, each year parents are involved in reviewing and improving the Title I program.