Parents & Community
Parents and schools need to work together for the betterment of the students. Parents play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children. Parents should check some of the tips or activities they can use to develop their children’s confidence and improve their school experience.

PARENT/FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS

The school district shall be governed by the statutory definition of parent involvement as cited in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and shall carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition.

The Board shall implement the following as required by federal and state legislation:

  • The school district will put into operation activities and procedures for theinvolvement of parents in all of its schools. Those programs, activities and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents.
  • Theschool district shall incorporate activities and strategies that support this district wide family and community engagement policy into its Tennessee Comprehensive Systemwide Planning Process (TCSPP).
  • TheTCSPP shall include procedures by which parents may learn about the course of study for their children and have access to all learning materials
  • TheTCSPP shall include strategies for parent participation in the district’s schools which are designed to improve parent and teacher cooperation in such areas as homework, attendance and discipline.
  • If the school district's TCSPP is not satisfactory to the parents, the school district shall submit any parent comments with the plan when the school district submits the plan to the State Department of Education.
  • To the extent practicable, the school district and its schools shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in an understandable and uniform format and including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.
  • The school district shall appoint a Family and Community Advisory Council that will annually assess, through consultation with parents, the effectiveness of the Family and Community Engagement Program and determine what action needs to be taken, if any, to increase parental and community participation. In order to accomplish this, each advisory council shall be composed of representatives from parents of students in elementary, middle and high schools,community business leaders, a member of the school board, and representatives from the school district.
  • Every school district shall ensure Title I schools are in compliance with the No Child LeftBehind Act.

 


LegalReference:
1. PL 107-110, No
ChildLeft BehindAct of 2001
2.TCA 49-6-7001-7003: State Department of Education-Tennessee Parent FamilyInvolvement Policy.