DAUGHTRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Parent Involvement Policy
Daughtry Elementary School believes that our school belongs to
the people of our community who created it by consent and taxation,
and is only as strong as the informed and knowledgeable support of
its citizens, school administration, faculty, and staff. This
support is based upon their knowledge and understanding of, as well
as their participation in, the development of the goals and
objectives of the public schools, the district, and school-level
We, therefore, affirm and assure the right of parents of
children participating in activities funded by Title I IASA, to
opportunities (including but not limited to action teams, strategic
planning committees, community meetings, parent workshops, surveys,
and questionnaires) to collaboratively participate in:
The design and implementation and evaluation of the
Daughtry Elementary School Plan including parental involvement
activities as stipulated under section 1112 of the Act;
The development and revision of parental involvement
policy and compact at the district and school level to ensure the
implementation of activities that are beneficial to all parents as
stipulated under section 1112 of the Act;
The decisions regarding how funds from the minimum .01%
reservation are allotted for parental involvement activities as
mandated in section 1115 of the Act.
Daughtry Elementary ensures that the expectations of parents set
at the local school are clearly established and distributed to
parents of participating students when they are enrolled in Title I
funded activities. The Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and
Instruction assists in the coordination of, and provides technical
assistance to each Title I eligible school as needed to ensure the
effective planning and implementation of parental involvement
Since Title I focus on creating a greater capacity for parental
involvement, Daughtry Elementary will maintain the following
principles that should build both school and parent capacity for
parental involvement. Community meetings, parent workshops,
brochures, and other media or avenue of learning that is
appropriate for the information to be conveyed will help provide
the training necessary to meet our goal of parental
1. Daughtry Elementary School parental involvement programs
assist participating parents in acquiring an understanding of the
following to the extent applicable or feasible:
National Education Goals;
State Title I content standards and student performance
standards: Butts County Schools: Title I LEA Plan;
School improvement and corrective action process;
Components of a school-wide program;
State and local assessments;
Requirements for Title I, Part A;
Ways parents can monitor their children's progress and
work with educators to improve the performance of their
Ways parents can participate in decisions relating to
the education of their children.
2. The District and Daughtry Elementary parent involvement
programs, to the extent feasible and applicable, provide materials
and training such as (but not limited to) the coordination of
literacy training from other sources to help parents work with
their children to improve their children's achievement and direct
training to help parents work with their children to improve their
achievement and the areas outlined in the previous item. The Butts
County School System Title I Program and Daughtry Elementary School
educate teachers, pupil service personnel, principals and other
staff members, with the assistance of parents, in the value and
utility of contributions of parents and in ways to reach out to,
communicate and work with parents as equal partners, implement in
this area will not be limited to local workshops but
may include attendance to regional and state parent conferences
and other appropriate avenues of learning.
3. To the extent feasible, appropriate roles for community-based
organizations and businesses in parent involvement are
collaboratively developed with Daughtry Elementary Partners in
Education and School Council, to include (but not limited to) the
provision of opportunities for organizations and businesses to work
with parents and schools and encourage the formation of
partnerships between Daughtry Elementary and local businesses that
include a role for parents and other opportunities such as life
skills training, family crisis intervention, and community
4. Daughtry Elementary, to the extent appropriate and feasible,
promotes opportunities for parents to learn about child development
and child-rearing beginning at birth that are designed to help
parents to become full partners in the education of their children.
A survey will be given to parents to plan parent involve
5. The development of training activities for teachers,
principals and other educators will involve Title I parents when
feasible to improve the instruction and services to Title I
6. Meetings involving parents will be arranged at a variety of
times, such as mornings and evenings, to maximize opportunities for
parents to participate in school-related activities.
7. Teachers and other educators who work directly with
participating children may arrange in-home conferences where
appropriate and feasible, with parents who are unable to attend
conferences scheduled at school.
8. Daughtry Elementary will provide other reasonable,
appropriate, and feasible support for parental involvement
activities, if parents request it.
Daughtry Elementary School uses the following methods to provide
parents with timely information about Title I programs and the
academic progress of the students. Information about the school and
parent programs, meetings, and other activities are sent to parents
in a format they can understand.
Agendas: Each student in grades K-5 receives an agenda
to help parents know when assignments are due. The agenda provides
teachers and parents with a means of daily communication concerning
academic and behavior issues.
Parent -Teacher Conferences: These meetings provide
parents with information about the academic assessments used and
the proficiency level of their children.
Crisis Communication System: This electronic calling
system enables the school to send important telephone messages to
parents regarding scheduled events, meetings, and fundraisers.
Curriculum Night: This event is held during the first
month of school and allows parents the opportunity to participate
in an open question/answer forum with the child's teacher to gain
information regarding instruction, student assessment, and rules
Regular progress monitoring reports: These data are
communicated to the parents several times a month through personal
or telephone contact. Student work samples are sent home weekly for
parent review. Copies of the Georgia Performance Standards are
provided to parents along with Internet resources to support
Positive Phone Calls: Teachers telephone parents
regularly to offer positive comments regarding student work and
Email: All parents are offered the opportunity to
communicate via email with administrators and teachers.
Website: The school maintains a website that is updated
at least monthly to include special announcements and important
information. Student achievement is highlighted on the site.
School Council: The School Council serves as a liaison
for all parents. The council holds four meetings during the school
year and participates in decision-making and policy review.
PTO: The Parent Teacher Organization holds six meetings
per year and serves as a vehicle to highlight students and
communicate important information to parents.
Liaisons: The DES Family Liaison will bring information
and resources to parents and intervene to seek solutions for
families in need.
School Counselor: The school counselor provides
community resources for parents and makes referrals for
community-based services as needed.
The Parent Involvement Policy of Daughtry Elementary School is
evaluated annually as to the effectiveness in increasing parent
participation and identifying barriers to parent participation such
as low income, disabilities, limited literacy, language or other
cultural or ethnic considerations. These findings are used to
design strategies for school improvements or to redesign the parent
policies. All non-satisfactory parent comments regarding this
parent involvement and system plan are collected and included with
the plan and kept on file at the Butts County School System
A Title I session will be held during Curriculum night
at the beginning of each school year.
Parents will be given a copy of the Parent Involvement Policy
and the Parent/Student/Teacher compact.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY