Parent Involvement Policy

Jewett Street School

Parent Involvement Policy


The Manchester School District, in partnership with families and the community, encourages and assists all children reach their fullest potential to become lifelong learners. Children’s success depends on an active partnership between school staff and families since neither can do the job alone. In order to set expectations of excellence for every child, we offer educational opportunities which provide challenging content, promote children’s enthusiasm for learning, and enlist the help of families and community to achieve success for all children.

Families are diverse in culture and language. Families share the school’s commitment to the educational success of their children. The District schools, in collaboration with families, shall establish programs and practices that enhance school, family, and community partnerships and reflect the specific needs of students and their families.

The school, family and community partnership will be comprehensive and coordinated in nature. It will include, but not be limited to, the following components of successful family engagement programs:

  • A Family Engagement Committee, comprised of district wide Title I families and staff, will meet regularly each year. This committee shall ensure that Title I programs, activities, and practices are planned and implemented with meaningful consultation between families of participating children.

  • The Committee will meet annually with the District Title I Director to review and evaluate this Policy and revise it, as needed.

  • The Committee will share best practices in family engagement and identify barriers to participation remaining sensitive to the diverse needs of families.

The District will ensure that Title I schools carry out the Title I Family Engagement Policy requirements:

  • Each school will develop a school Title 1 policy, compact, and plan in consultation with Title I families or adopt the District Title I Policy.

  • The District will provide access to the Manchester Academic standards.

  • Each school will hold an annual meeting to explain the Title I program, to help families understand the school’s curriculum and assessment and review the Title I plan.

  • Each school’s Title I plan will include how family involvement will be integrated into the educational plan of the school.

  • Communication with families will be clear, two-way, and in a format that families will understand, to the extent possible.

**“Family” refers to all caregiving and guardianship relationships.