Parent involvement is an ongoing process that increases active participation, communication and collaboration between parents, schools and communities with the goal of increasing student academic achievement and success. The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) works diligently to ensure that our Title I parents and students receive extraordinary services and opportunities as we meet Title I regulations with meaningful and strategic actions. Building parent capacity as mandated by the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA) is the essential component to our system's Parenting Program. Our Title I schools and MCSD strive to build capacity to involve parents and stakeholders in an effective partnership as well as share in and support high student academic achievement.
The term parental involvement means the participation of parents in ongoing, two-way, meaningful communication involving student learning and other school activities ensuring that:
The Muscogee County School District's (MCSD) liaisons serve as a link between the schools and parents. Their key responsibilities include conducting workshops, sharing information with parents and developing strategies for increasing parental involvement in MCSD activities. The liaisons work closely with schools to enhance the learning environment and ensure federal compliance with each school’s parent involvement policy.
Schools must provide to individual parents timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks (20 consecutive school days), by a teacher who is not highly qualified.
Each Title I school must convene an annual meeting, at a time convenient to parents to inform them of their school's participation in Title I and to explain the requirements and the right of the parents to be involved in the services offered through Title I.
MCSD and each Title I school must develop jointly with parents a written parental involvement policy that describes how the district and/or school will carry out the parent involvement requirements,
Each Title I school must develop jointly with parents a school-parent compact as a component of the written parental involvement policy. The school-parent compact must describe the school's responsibility, ways in which the parents will be responsible for supporting their child's learning and the child's responsibility for their own learning.
Title I schools must provide early literacy and technology training to help parents work with their children to improve academic achievement. Parents should be provided with a description of the Georgia Standards of Excellence, the local curriculum and the Georgia Milestones Assessment used to measure student achievement. Training is provided to parents in the use of the Internet to enable them to monitor their child's progress and to work with the teacher to improve the achievement of their child.