2800 Parental Involvement in Education Process

Parental Support Washington County School District - Adopted 4-14-94

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1. Purpose:

The Board of Education of the Washington County School District believes parental involvement is an important part of each child's educational program, and that such involvement may result in higher student achievement and better social behavior, in addition to more satisfaction for parents and teachers alike.

2. Policy:

The administration of each school within the District shall develop the necessary programs to ensure parental involvement in their children's education.

3. Procedure:

3.1. Expect that parents shall provide a home environment that values education and send their children to school prepared to learn.
3.2. Provide parents with the opportunity to be actively involved in their children's education.
3.3. Build consistent and effective communication between parents, teachers, and administrators.
3.4. Provide information, instruction, and training to parents that will assist them in helping their children maintain academic success and support their academic efforts.
3.5. Parental involvement as implemented pursuant to this policy is intended to be advisory to the administrators of the respective schools who are accountable and responsible for school programs. To encourage this involvement, open and honest communication without fear of retaliation toward any of the parties involved (students, parents, teachers, or administrators) is essential to the success of the education process. It is intended that members of committees formed to carry out the intent of this policy shall serve under the direction of the principals of the respective schools.
3.6. The Board recognizes and acknowledges the existence of many programs in the schools of this District which provide for significant parental involvement. This policy is not intended to replace or effect a change in those existing programs except as may be determined from time to time by the respective schools.
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