The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mandates specific activities by districts and schools to involve parents in the educational process of their children. Throughout the law, there are references to parents’ rights and responsibilities, as well as requirements of schools and districts. A substantive number of these requirements can be found in the Title I school- and district-level parent involvement policies found in Section 1118 of NCLB. The most significant of these requirements are outlined below along with resources and guidance for each.
Requirements and Resources
- Districts are required to have a Title I parent involvement policy that outlines how districts will more meaningfully engage parents AND meet the requirements of the law.
Parent Involvement Policy Compliance and Evaluation Guidance
Sample: Parent Involvement Policy District Level (English Version)
Sample: Parent Involvement Policy District Level (Spanish Version)
- Title I schools are required to have a Title I parent involvement policy, which includes a school-parent compact that is developed jointly with parents.
Sample: Parent Involvement Policy School Level (English Version)
Sample: Parent Involvement Policy School Level (Spanish Version)
- Public School Choice Resources
- Supplemental Educational Services Resources
- Input from parents of children receiving Title I services regarding use of Title I funds for parent involvement activities.
Parent Involvement Toolkit
Parent Involvement Policy FAQ
- Parents and NCLB (Spanish)
- Reading Tips
- ELL Guidebook - Breaking Down Barriers, Creating Space: A guidebook for increasing collaboration between schools and the parents of English Language Learners
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