Title I is a federally funded program designed to help students achieve proficiency on challenging State academic
achievement standards. The Title I instructional program at each building is designed in consultation with parents and
district staff to meet the needs of students by using strategies based on scientifically based research and implemented
parental involvement activities. If you would like more information on the Title I program in your child’s school or parent
Under the federal law, No Child Left Behind, you have the right to request information regarding the professional
-If your child is being taught by a teacher who is not considered “highly qualified”;
-The availability of school choice for eligible students attending a school identified as needing improvement;
-The qualifications of a paraprofessional that may be providing services to your child.
You may access this information by contacting the building principal of the school where your child attends or by
contacting the district’s office of Human Resources (937-499-1426).
Parent Involvement Policy
Kettering City Schools and its Title I buildings agree to implement the following statutory requirements regarding
parental involvement as governed by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communication involving
student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuringthat parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;
that parents 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
the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in Section 1118 of the ESEA.
The district and its Title I buildings will put into operation programs, activities and procedures for the involvement of
parents in all of its schools with Title I, Part A programs, consistent with Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA). The programs, activities and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful
consultation with parents of participating children.
Consistent with Section 1118, the school district will work with its schools to ensure that the required school-level
parental involvement policies meet the requirements of Section 1118(b) of the ESEA, and each include, as a component,
a school-parent compact consistent with Section 1118(d) of the ESEA.
In carrying out the Title I, Part A parental involvement requirements, to the extent practicable, the school district and its
Title I schools will 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 required under
Section 1111 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format and, including alternative formats upon request and,
to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.
If the LEA plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112 of the ESEA, is not satisfactory to the parents of
participating children, the school district will submit any parent comments with the plan when the school district
submits the plan to the Ohio Department of Education.
The district and its Title I buildings will involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about
how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent, and will ensure that not less than
95 percent of the 1 percent goes directly to the schools.
The district and its Title I buildings will inform parents and of the purpose and existence of the Parental Information and
Resource Center (PIRC) in the state of Ohio. During the transition period of the PIRC materials and resources, the school
district and its buildings will make the Ohio Department of Education transitional document and contacts available for
Kettering City Schools and its Title I buildings will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint
development of its district wide parental involvement plan under Section 1112 of the ESEA:
- The district and its Title I buildings will make every effort to inform parents of their rights and opportunities to
provide feedback on the district-wide and building parent involvement policy. - The district and its Title I buildings will notify parents of meetings through newsletters, communications from
the community relations office, parent surveys, parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings and individual
building meetings held at the beginning of each school year.
- The district and its Title I buildings strive to provide an atmosphere conducive for parental involvement, with the
goal of receiving ongoing parental feedback on practices and policies for involvement and student achievement.
Kettering City Schools and its Title I buildings will take the following actions to involve parents in the process of school
review and improvement under Section 1116 of the ESEA:
- The district and its Title I buildings will host informational meetings at the beginning of each school year
informing and discussing with parents the results of the annual performance of the district and its buildings.
During the meeting, parents will be informed of parental involvement opportunities, building/district academic
initiatives, district professional development plans and goals for meeting adequate yearly progress (AYP).
- The district and its Title I buildings will provide parents with an opportunity to have open dialogue with
administrators, teachers and staff regarding concerns and ideas for school improvement and parental
involvement. The district and its Title I buildings will facilitate the dialogue and collection of feedback through
district and school planned meetings, committees and parent surveys.
- The district and its Title I buildings will provide assistance to parents of children served by the school district or
school, as appropriate in understanding NCLB topics.
- The district and its Title I buildings will provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to
improve their child’s academic achievement.
- The district and its Title I buildings will ensure that information related to the school and parent programs,
meetings and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform
format. The district and its Title I buildings will utilize verbal and written translation services as necessary to
provide information in a language that parents can understand.
Kettering City Schools and its Title I buildings will take the following necessary coordination, technical assistance,
and other support to assist Title I, Part A schools in planning and implementing effective parental involvement
activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance:
- The district and its Title I building principals, Title I teachers, regular education teachers and intervention
specialists will meet regularly to discuss parent involvement activities and academic achievement initiatives.
Together, the teams will coordinate parent involvement activities and actively review student progress towards
Kettering City Schools and its Title I buildings will coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies in Part A
with parental involvement strategies under the following other programs: ESOL, GED, Pathfinders Preschool, Gifted
Education Services and Special Education Services by:
- The district will employ the following positions to help with the coordination of parent involvement and
facilitation of information regarding academic achievement: gifted coordinator, parent mentor, community
relations coordinator, community literacy coordinator, ESL coordinator, transition specialist and case
manager(s). These positions are responsible for the coordination of efforts between administrators, teachers,
building staff, counselors, psychologists, parents and students.
Kettering City Schools and its Title I buildings will take the following actions to conduct, with the involvement of
parents, and annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this parental involvement policy in improving
the quality of its Title I, Part A schools. The evaluation will include identifying barriers to greater participation by
parents in parental involvement policy in improving the quality of its Title I, Part A schools. The evaluation will include identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in parental involvement activities (with particular
attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have
limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background). The school district will use the findings of the
evaluation about its parental involvement policy and activities to design strategies for more effective parental
involvement and to revise (if necessary with the involvement of parents) its parental involvement policies.
- The district and its Title I buildings will host parent informational sessions throughout the school year. Special
attention will be given to the meetings at the beginning of the year when building principals are hosting their
annual Title I parent informational sessions. During this meeting, principals will review parental involvement
opportunities and discuss progress/changes for the upcoming school year.
- The district and its Title I buildings will host instructional council meetings throughout the year providing parents
of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate. Topics of discussion may include: instructional practices,
academic achievement initiatives, textbook/curriculum adoption, parent outreach projects, etc.
- The district and its Title I buildings will provide parents with a parent survey at the conclusion of every school
year. The survey will provide parents with the opportunity to anonymously comment regarding parent
involvement practices within the district/associated school, academic initiatives and overall well-being of the
district/associated schools. The comments will be taken into consideration for future school improvement and
parent involvement plans.
- The district and its Title I buildings will provide parent trainings to assist parents with the understanding of
topics such as: the State’s academic learning standards, academic assessment standards, alternative
assessments, requirements of Part A of the ESEA, monitoring of their child’s progress and how to facilitate a
strong relationship with educators.
- The district and its Title I buildings will facilitate a transition plan for traditional students as well as those with
special needs entering Kindergarten, Middle School and High School. Transition plans will be developed in
coordination with the parent, student and associated district staff members.