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Title I is a federally supported program whose mission is to provide an equitable education to all. As required by current federal regulation, every Title I school must develop a school-family compact to outline how parents, the school and the student will share the responsibility of improving student achievement. Our compact supports that learning is a partnership between the family and the school for student success.
This compact pledges our school community to increase student achievement so that all students will be proficient learners.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS PLEDGE TO:
STUDENTS PLEDGE TO:
SCHOOL PERSONNEL PLEDGE TO:
I have read and understand this school-family compact.
All students at Kirksville Elementary School are Title 1 students. Kirksville teachers and staff are committed to building a strong family-school partnership that will allow us, as parents and teachers, to work together to achieve success for all students. “Parent” is defined as: A parent, stepparent, or foster parent of a student; or a person who has legal custody of a student pursuant to a court order and with whom the student resides (KRS 160.345 1.c). We recognize that you, the parent, are your child’s first and most important teacher. Research shows that a parent’s continued involvement is essential for student success. Therefore, Kirksville has adopted the following Parent and Family Engagement Policy. It has been developed with the help of parents to support the building and strengthening of this partnership between families and the school.
I. At the beginning of the year, parents will receive information concerning the instructional objective involving Title 1 and the Parent and Family Engagement Policy. A copy of the School-Family Compact is included in our school handbook, which parents receive upon enrollment of student(s) at Kirksville.
II. Title One staff will offer an annual meeting, at the beginning of the year, to inform parents of their child’s participation in our school-wide Title program. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Important information will be passed out and there will be a question and answer time offered. The meeting will cover:
III. Kirksville Elementary School will provide flexible meetings and activities throughout the year and ongoing communication between school and home.
IV. Parents will be provided:
V. At the end of the school year, parents will be asked for help in assessing the effectiveness of the Title 1 program, using our Annual Parent Involvement Evaluation. Parents will be invited to help in the planning, reviewing and improving of Kirksville’s parent involvement program using this information. All comments and suggestions indicating parent dissatisfactions with the Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy will be collected and submitted along with the plan to the Kentucky Department of Education.
VI. Kirksville’s Parent Involvement Policy encourages strong parent involvement and supports partnerships among schools and community by:
This Policy and the plan to implement it have been developed jointly and in agreement with, and will be distributed to, parents and family members of students participating in the Title I program. Parents and family shall be notified of the policy in an understandable and uniform
format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that recipients can understand. This Policy shall be made available to the local community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and family, and the school.
Contingent on confirmation of resources and other necessary information being provided by state and federal authorities, it is the intent of the Board that parents and family of participating students shall be provided with flexible opportunities for organized, ongoing, and timely
participation in the planning, review, and improvement of the Title I program, including opportunities to suggest modifications, based on changing needs of parents, family and the schools.
All comments indicating parent and family dissatisfaction with the Title I plan shall be collected and submitted along with the plan to the Department of Education.
The Title I program shall be designed to assist students to acquire the capacities and achieve the goals established by law, as well as the goals and standards established by the Board. Consistent with law and policy covering student records confidentiality, these goals and standards shall be shared with parents and family in a manner that will give them: (1) timely information about programs; (2) a description and explanation of the school's curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, the achievement levels in the challenging state
academic standards; the achievement level of their child on the challenging state academic standards assessments; and (3) if requested, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children.
If the District's Title I allocation is $500,000 or more, the District shall reserve not less than one percent (1%) of its allocation for the purpose of promoting parent and family engagement and shall distribute to Title I schools not less than ninety percent (90%) of the reserved funds with
priority given to high-need schools. Parents and family of participating students shall be provided the opportunity to help decide how this portion of the Title I funds will be allotted for parent and family engagement activities.
The District will provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist schools in planning and implementing effective parent and family engagement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. These measures may include,
but shall not be limited to, the following:
Each school shall submit to the Superintendent and Board, for review and comment, its Title I school parent and family engagement policy, which must meet all legal requirements, including a school-parent compact developed in keeping with legal requirements. This Policy shall be developed jointly with, and distributed by the school to, parents of participating students.
A copy of each school's parent and family engagement policy and accompanying checklist shall be kept on file in the Central Office.
Section 1118 of Improving America's Schools Act (IASA) of 1994
P. L. 114-95, (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015)
KRS 157.077; KRS 158.645; KRS 158.6451
KRS 158.865; KRS 158.866; KRS 158.867
20 U.S.C. § 6318
03.112; 08.1345; 09.11
Order #: 2018-2233
August 16, 2023
Dear Parent or Guardian:
The educators in Madison County Schools are committed to providing a quality instructional program for your child. This letter is just one of the ways of keeping you informed of the educational commitment of our schools and our district.
Our district receives federal funds for Title I, Part A programs as a part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Under ESSA, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s). If you request this information, the district
will provide you with the following:
If you would like to request this information, please contact Gina Hall by phone at 859-624- 4500 or by email Gina Hall.
Please include your child’s name, the name of the school your child attends, the names of your child’s teacher(s) and an address or email address where the information may be sent. Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.
Human Resources Associate Director
August 16, 2023
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Sections 1112(e)(2)(A)-(B) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires the following regarding testing transparency.
(2) TESTING TRANSPARENCY.—
(A) IN GENERAL. – At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the local educational agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding any State or local educational agency policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by section 1111(b)(2) and by the State or local educational agency, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable.
(B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. – Subject to subparagraph (C), each local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall make widely available through public means (including by posting in a clear and easily accessible manner on the local educational agency’s website and, where practicable, on the website of each school served by the local educational agency) for each grade served by the local educational agency, information on each assessment required by the State to comply with section 1111, other assessments required by the State, and where such
information is available and feasible to report, assessments required districtwide by the local educational agency, including—
(i) the subject matter assessed;
(ii) the purpose for which the assessment is designed and used;
(iii) the source of the requirement for the assessment; and
(iv) where such information is available—(I) the amount of time students will spend taking the assessment, and the schedule for the assessment; and
(II) the time and format for disseminating results.
Information about these requirements can be found on the Kentucky Department of Education’s Assessments webpage. For further questions or to obtain a hard copy of this material please direct your inquiry to Steve Case, District Assessment Coordinator.