Parent Involvement Plan
In support of strengthening student academic achievement, Warren County Schools receives Title I, Part A funds and therefore must jointly develop with, agree on with, and distribute to parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement plan that contains information required by Section 1116(a)(2) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan establishes the
district's expectations and objectives for the meaningful parent and family engagement and describes how
the district will implement a number of specific parent and family engagement activities.
Dibrell Elementary School agrees to implement the following requirements as outlined by Section 1116:
*The school will put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the engagement of parents
and family members in all of its schools with Title I, Part A programs. These programs, activities, and
procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents and family
members of participating children.
*Consistent with Sections 1116, the school will work with its schools to ensure that the required school-
level parent and family engagement plans meet the requirements of Section 1116(b) of the ESSA,
and each include as a component a school-parent compact consistent with Seciton 1116(d) of the
*In carrying out the Title I, Part A parent and family engagement requirements to the extent
practicable, Dibrell School will provide full opportunities for the participation of families with limited
English proficiency, limited literacy, disabilities, of migratory children, who are economically
disadvantaged, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background, including providing information and
school reports required under Section 1111 of teh ESSA in an understandable and uniform format
including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language families
*If the school plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112 of the ESEA, is not satisfactory to
the families of participating children, the school will submit any parent comments with the plan when
the school submits the plan to the state department of education.
*The school will be governed by the following definition of family engagement and expects that its Title
I schools will carry out the programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition in
Section 8101 of the ESSA:
Family engagement means the participation of families in regular, two-way, and meaningful
communicaton involving student academic learning and other school activities, including
(A) Families play an integral role in assisting in their child's learning;
(B) Families are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school;
(C) Families are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in
decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;and
(D) Other activities are carried out, such as those described in Section 1116 of the ESEA.
The following is a description of how the district will implement required district parent and family
engagement plan components:
Dibrell School will take the following actions to involve parents and family members in jointly developing
its LEA plan under Section 1112 and the development of support and improvement plans under
paragraphs (1) and (2) of Section 1111(d) of the ESEA:
*Dibrell School shall appoiont parents to be members of Parent Involvement Advisory Committee that
will monthly 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 and school goals, and NCLB laws. In order to accomplish
This, each advisory committee shall be composed of representatives from parents of students in our
Dibrell School will provide the following coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary
to assist and build capacity of all Title I, Part A schools in planning and implementary effective parent and
family engagment activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance, which
may include meaningful consultation with employers, business leaders, and philanthropic organizations,
or individuals with expertise in effectively engaging parents and family members in education.
*Dibrell School will provide support and technical assistance to all in planning and implementing
effective parent and family engagement practices inclusive of school parent and family engagement
policies/plans, school-parent compacts, and all Title I parent and family engagement requirements.
The District will provide to the best of their ability any of the following procedures to insure quality
parent engagement programs are in place:
1. Designation of resources to assist in communicating with parents and family, transportation for
meetings, home visits, providing child-care for meetings (if needed), encouraging them to use
available parent/family resource centers, and working with them to improve parenting skills
particularly those that will assist them in working with their children to improve his/her educational
achievements. Resources may include individuals, agencies, materials, and services.
2. Sharing options for coordinating and integrating Title I program strategies with services of other
community programs, businesses, and agencies.
3. Identification of ways in which parents and family can be engaged in staff training activities to
demonstrate the value of parent and family engagement and various techniques designed to
successfully engage parents and family as equal partners in their child's education.
4. Making a good faith effort to convene an annual meeting at the beginning of the school year to
which all parents and family of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend for
informing them of their school's participation in and requirements for Title I programs and of their
rights to be involved.
Dibrell School will take the following actions to conduct, with the meaningful involvement of parents and
family members, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this parent and family
engagement policy in improving the academic quality of its Title I, Part A schools. The evaluation will
include identifying barriers to greater participation by families in activities (with particular attention to
families who are economically disadvantage, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited
literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background). The evaluation will also include identifying the
needs of parents and family members to assist with the learning of their children, including engaging with
school personnel, teachers, and strategies to support successful school and family interactions. The
school district will use the findings of the evaluation about its parent and family engagement policy to
design evidence-based strategies for more effective family engagement, and to revise, if necessary, its
parent and family engagement policies.
*Dibrell School in May of 2019 will be responsible for designing and conducting aneffective annual
evaluation process whereby parents can share their ideas about the content and effictiveness of this
policy in improving the academic quality of schools receiving Title I funds, and the plan designed to
implement it. The year will be reviewed on the effective programs implemented by Dibrell faculty, staff,
parents, and community leaders to improve academic programs. The findings produced by the annual
evaluation shall be utilized to design strategies for school improvement and for revising this policy for
the next school year.
RESERVATION OF FUNDS
Dibrell School will involve the parents and family members of children served in Title I, Part A schools in
decisions about how the one percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parent and family engagement is
spent and will ensure that not less than 90 percent of the one percent reserved goes direcggtly to Title I.
*Dibrell School will provide an annual meeting in the fall to describe the school's participation in the
Title I, Part A program. The meeting will explain the rights of families to be involved and how to offer
feedback on the implementation and usefulness of the Parent Engagement Plan. The individual
schools will include parents and family members in the planning, review, implementation, and
improvement of the parent and family engagement district policy, plan and programs.
COORDINATION OF SERVICES
Dibrell School will coordinater and integrate parent and family engagement strategies to the extent
feasible and appropriate, with other relevant federal, state, and local laws and programs that encourage
and support families in more fully participating in the education of their children by:
*Dibrell School will coordinate with other organizations, business, partners in education, and
community partners to provide additional supports and resources to families. Dibrell school will
contact programs such as public preschool programs or organizations to help students transition to
our elementary school. Dibrell School also encourages participation in the Kindergarten meetings in
the spring and at registrtion and supplies the future kindergarten children with a backpack full of
flashcards for math and alphabet, writing table, worksheets with written guidance on home to school
activities for the parents to help in educating his or her child. Dibrell School also has many meeting
with eighth graders and parents on transitioning to the high school and the best path for academics
for the high school programs.
BUILDING CAPACITY OF PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS
Dibrell School will, with the assistance of its Title I schools, build families' capacity for strong family
engagement by providing materials and training on such topics as literacy training and using technology
(including education about the harms of copyright piracy) to help families work with their children to
improve their children's academic achievement. Assistance will also be provided to parents and families
in understanding the following topics:
-The challenging state academic standards;
-The state and local academic assessments including alternate assessments;
-The requirements of Title I, Part A;
-How to monitor their child's progress;and
-How to work with educators.
*Information regarding content standards, assessments, and student achievement will be sent home
by teachers and faculty at Dibrell School. Links to all information will be given to parents. Skyward
(District information system) training nights will be hosted by the schools to help parents stay
informed about student attendance, grades, and sicipline. A direct link to this training is also
available on the district website. Assistance with understanding curriculum standards and academic
requirements will be provided to parents during Open House, Family Nights, Personal Meetings, and
Parent Teacher Conferences at Dibrell School. Our Family Nights will focus on literacy and math.
Parents are always welcomed to communicate concerns with teachers and administration on
academics, assessments, and/or child's progress in classroom through meetings, e-mail, or phone.
BUILDING CAPACITY OF SCHOOL STAFF
Dibrell School will, with the assistance of its faculty, staff, and families, educate its teachers, specialized
instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders, and other staff in the value and utility
of contributions of families, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with families as equal
partners, implement and coordiante parent programs, and build ties between families and schools by:
1. Involving families in the development of training for teahcers, principals, staff, and other
educators to improve the effectiveness of that training.
2. Providing necessary literacy and math training for families from Title I, part A funds, if the
school district has exhausted all other easonably available sources of funding for that training.
3. Paying reasonable and necessary expenses associated with family engagement activities,
including transportation and childcare costs, to enable families to participate in school-
related meetings and training sessions.
4. Training families to enhance the involvement of other families.
5. Maximize family engagement and participation in their children's education, arranging
school meetings at a variety of time or conducting in-home conferences between teachers
or other educators who work directly with participating children, with families who are unable
to attend those conferences at school.
6. Adopting and implementing model approaches to improving family engagement.
7. Establishing a school - parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related
to parent and family engagment in Title I, Part A programs.
8. Developing appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses, including
faith-based organizations, in family engagement activities.