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Parent Involvement Policy

 

Please view our new Parent Involvement Policy under the Handbooks link.

From Page 17 of the Bulloch County Handbook
TITLE I - PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN
Parental involvement in the Bulloch County Schools is an important component in a student’s success in school. The board encourages parents to become involved in their child’s education to ensure the child’s academic success.
The Bulloch County School District will put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its schools with Title I, Part A programs, consistent with section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT (ESEA). Those programs, activities, and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children. Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. The Bulloch County School District will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its district wide parental involvement plan under section 1112 of the ESEA:

- Conduct an annual fall meeting to inform parents of school’s Title I participation and to discuss the Title I program (PTA):
- Provide parents with an “Open Letter” informing them of the benefits of their school’s participation in Title I and encourage them to become involved in the ongoing planning, review, and improvement of the parental involvement program;
- Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I program and Parent Involvement Policy through the annual evaluation of the Title I program conducted each year during programs such as “Parent University,” participation on the Title I Advisory Council, use of parent surveys, memberships on committees, school wide planning teams, school councils, and involvement in developing the school’s improvement plan;
- Create a District Parent Advisory Council to provide advice on all matters related to parent involvement in programs supported by Title I funds;
- Develop district protocols for appropriate roles for community based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities;
- Adopt district model approaches to improving parent involvement at the school level;
- Allocate district resources to parent involvement activities;
- Provide a Parent Involvement liaison for Title I schools;
- Develop and maintain a parent involvement website;
- Meet with parenting personnel from Head Start, Pre-K and the English Language Assistance Programs to collaborate while  planning for parent workshops when feasible;
- Conduct other activities such as parent resource centers in all Title I schools that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their students;
- Communicate with parents in a format and language that they can understand;
- Invite families and preschool children into the schools to visit, have lunch, and participate in planned activities;
- Provide to parents, as appropriate, information to help them understand the State’s academic content standards, the State’s student academic achievement standards, and the State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments;
- Provide parents with timely information about the Title I program through parent meetings, the school website and newsletters throughout the school year.