Title I Administration

 

Community Involvement Specialist (CIS)/Community Liaison Specialist (CLS)

Program Description

The Title I Parent and Family Engagement Program is designed to help parents become more involved with their children's education at the schoolsite. Community Involvement Specialists (CIS)/Community Liaison Specialists (CLS) work closely with schools and parents by planning workshops and special parenting activities, calling parents, and making home visits, as needed. Traditionally, parents have been asked to visit their child's school; however, schools have not always gotten the response they were seeking. Therefore, home visits have become a viable option for increasing parental contact.

Requirements for Implementation

The Parent and Family Engagement Program should be staffed by one or more CIS/CLS funded by the school's Title I allocation. The CIS/CLS serves as a bridge between the home and the school. Schoolsite staff should provide interesting and informative activities for parents at schools and in the community. Schools may select one or more groups of students as Target Intensive Families (TIF). These students' achievement test scores indicate performances at critically low levels in mathematics and/or reading. The CIS/CLS should make home visits to the TIF as needed. On these visits, the CIS/CLS should provide the TIF with additional educational materials and demonstrate these learning activities for parents and children.

The CIS/CLS is to attend District CIS/CLS Orientation Meeting, CIS/CLS Training Sessions, all Region Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and all General District Advisory Council (DAC) meetings.The CIS/CLS and the schoolsite administrator should plan parenting activities based on School Improvement Plan (SIP) objectives and Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) objectives.

The CIS/CLS has the responsibility of maintaining the following documentation in the Section VI of the Title School-level Compliance Filing System:
Documentation of parent and family engagement in the planning, reviewing, and improvements to the School-level Title I PFEP and the Title I School-Parent Compact, and evidence that hard copies of both documents were made available to parents in the main office, the parent center or parent area, and on the school’s website.

Evidence of technical assistance provided by the LEA in the development and the review of the School-level Title I PFEP (meeting agendas, handouts, electronic communication, etc.).

Samples of Communication Log from a few teachers, demonstrating at least one parent conference per child with appropriate school staff was conducted to amend the School-Parent Compact with the parent for his/her child (grades K-5 only). The log must clearly indicate that parents were contacted to discuss and/or amend the School-Parent Compact.

Evidence of providing parents of participating children with a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, the availability of State, District and school testing data, and the proficiency level students are expected to meet through services provided.

Evidence of providing parents with information regarding the “Consultation and Complaint Procedure for Parents” (Title I Program Notification Letter on school letterhead).

Evidence of building the school’s and parent’s capacity for engagement by offering a flexible number of meetings and workshops should be demonstrated (i.e. flyers demonstrating meetings and workshops are provided at different times of day).

Evidence of providing full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children should be substantiated through services provided by the school.

Evidence of parent and family engagement in the decision-making process of how the School’s Title I Allocation will be used.

Title I Annual Meeting Documentation
 
Title I PAC/DAC Representatives form
 
Agenda
 
Minutes
 
Sign-in sheets
 
Parent Surveys (District approved template is available on the Title I School-level Collaboration Site)
 
Parent Survey Compilation of Results (template available on the Title I School-level Collaboration Site)
 
School-level Title I PFEP
 
Evidence of the following documents in multi-languages: flyers and sample of School-Parent Compact (FM-6985)
Copy of the CIS Job Description, Weekly Schedules (Appendix G, FM-7624), and Professional Development Activities.
Copy of the School Improvement Plan (SIP)
Records of Property Inventory for items purchased by the Department of Title I Administration for the performance of duties Related to the Implementation of the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Program at the School (as applicable).
Additionally, the following compliance items must be compiled on a monthly basis, arranged in the order indicated below, and maintained in the folder designated for the month:
 
Telephone/Email Contact Logs
 
Electronic Communication to Parents (Connect-Ed messages or other similar electronic apps)

 
Documentation of Parental Support/Home Visits (with signatures)

 
Records of Incomplete Home Visits (without signatures)

 
Parent Center/Area Attendance Rosters and Schoolwide Calendar of Activities

 
District Advisory Council (DAC calendars, flyers, agendas, attendance records) for the months in which the General DAC Meetings occurred

 
Parent Advisory Council (PAC calendars, flyers, agendas, attendance records) for the months in which the Regional PAC Meetings occurred

 
Documentation of Parent Activities and Attendance (agendas, sign-in sheets, flyers in multi-languages, multimedia, etc.)

 
Additional Communication to Parents (flyers, newsletters, etc.)
   
 

 

 

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