• Walter Miller Elementary School, Neshaminy School District

    Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy 2022-2023

    Walter Miller Elementary School is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students as they are presented to us. We are committed to helping all children gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to become active and successful members of our school and community. We are proud to embody a diverse population of learners with unique learning preferences and needs. A vital part of our Title I Program includes parent input. The policy will be updated annually, posted on the school’s Title I website, and distributed to families.  Miller’s Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy:

    • Parents will be invited to be involved in the planning, review and improvement of the school's Parent Family Engagement Policy and the Title I Program at an annual meeting to be held in the fall of each school year.
    • The annual meeting will be held to inform parents of the school's participation in the Title I program to explain the requirements of the program and their right to be involved.
    • At Walter Miller Elementary School, parent meetings, including parent conferences, will be held at different times during the day to accommodate parents’ schedules.
    • We are committed to supporting parents’ participation in our school’s programs. Title I funds may be used to pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with parent involvement activities, including transportation, childcare, or home visit expenses to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions.
    • Parents are invited to participate in the joint development of the Schoolwide Program Plan under Section 1114. Please contact Mr. Troy Bodolus (tbodolus@neshaminy.org) if you would like to participate.
    • School newsletters will provide parents with timely information about the Title I program at Walter Miller Elementary.
    • Parents will be provided with a description and explanation of the curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet, at parent conferences, through regularly scheduled parent workshops, Title I meetings, and our school website/newsletters.
    • Parent workshops and or meetings will be held to provide assistance to parents in understanding the State's academic content standards and student achievement standards, local academic assessments and how to monitor a child's progress and how to work with teachers to improve each child’s academic achievement.
    • Walter Miller Elementary school will provide, if requested by parents, opportunities for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
    • The School-Home-Student Compact was jointly developed with parents and revised by parents and teachers annually. The compact outlines how parents, staff and students, through their unique roles, will share in the responsibility for improved student achievement.
    • Walter Miller will provide materials and training to help parents to work with their children, such as literacy training, technology, and fostering parent involvement.
    • Walter Miller ES, to the extent practicable, will provide opportunities for the informed participation of parents and family members by having important Title I information including policies, invitations and general Title I communications posted to our Title I website and published in our school newsletters, which both have translation options and meet general accessibility requirements. Additionally, Title I surveys will be offered with language translation as well as immersive reader options. LanguageLine will be available for meetings as needed.

    This Parent & Family Engagement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs, as evidenced by a parent meeting held on October 3, 2022. This policy will be in effect for the period of one year. The school will make this policy available to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children on or before December 30, 2023.

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