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Last Updated: 3/6/2009
Garrett County Board of Education
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
The Garrett County Board of Education recognizes that a studentís education is the responsibility held jointly by the school, family, and the community. Only through cooperative, collaborative, and supportive efforts can our mission of schooling be achieved for all students. Also through these efforts we can enhance the quality of life in our community and contribute to its development.
To affirm the Garrett County public school systemís commitment to the role of parents in their studentís education and to promote effective and appropriate parent and community involvement at all grade levels in the schools.
The Garrett County Board of Education will build capacity for parental involvement by encouraging and inviting parents to participate in the education of their students by
The six major types of parent involvement are:
1. Communications between home and school on programs and student progress;
2. Learning activities at home;
3. Basic obligations of families, parenting skills, and home conditions to support learning;
4. Volunteer opportunities;
5. School decision making, including governance, committee work, and parent organizations; and
6. Collaborating with the community to coordinate resources and services.
The Garrett County Board of Education will develop community involvement in the educational system by
The Garrett County Board of Education, consistent with this commitment, expects each local school to involve parents at all grade levels in a variety of roles. It is the intent of the Board that each local school shall develop programs suitable to that school that are designed to:
IV. Title I Requirements
An advisory committee, with representatives from each Title I school, will meet annually to jointly update the districtís Parent Involvement Policy. In addition, each school must have a written Parent Involvement Policy, developed with and approved by parents. The Garrett County Board of Education supports the Title I program and the Title I Coordinator will ensure that the following requirements are met:
An annual meeting for parents will be held every fall at each Title I school.
Parents will be given a copy of the current Parental Involvement Policy along with other information regarding Title I.
Representative parents will participate on each Title I School Improvement Team.
Parents will have an opportunity to review annual adjustments to parent compacts.
Principals will clarify communications to ensure that materials sent home are understood by parents.
Meetings, workshops and trainings for parents will be held at convenient times.
The superintendent will assess the status of parental involvement, review existing policies, and develop necessary procedures to support this policy, including a review of staff and budget.
This policy will be reviewed on a periodic basis as determined by the Board of Education.
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