The Dexter R-XI School District believes that the education of each student is a
responsibility shared by the school as well as the family. The school district recognizes
the need for a constructive partnership between districts and families that will provide for
two-way communication and foster educational support for students and families.
The Dexter R-XI School District developed this Parent Involvement Plan to comply with
the directives set forth in Dexter R-XI Board Policy IGBC. The Dexter R-XI School
District recognizes the shared responsibility of the school and family during the time the
child spends in school. Engaging parents is essential to improving student achievement.
This plan is in response to the compliance component of Act 603 of 2003 and the No
Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The plan, established with the help of the Dexter Parent
Teacher Organization, includes programs and practices designed to enhance parent
involvement and reflect the specific needs of students and their families.
In keeping with these beliefs, it is the intention of the district to cultivate and support
active parental involvement and to set and realize goals for parent-supported student
learning. The district will:
Title I Parent Involvement
Pursuant to federal law, the district and parents will jointly develop the Title I parent
involvement policy. This policy will describe how the agency will accomplish the
Each school receiving Title I funds will jointly develop with and distribute to parents of
children participating in the Title I program a written parental involvement policy agreed
upon by such parents in accordance with the requirements of federal law:
Migrant Education Program Parent Involvement
Parents of students in the MEP will be involved in and regularly consulted about the
development, implementation, operation and evaluation of the Migrant Program.
Parents of MEP students will receive instruction regarding their role in improving the
academic achievement of their children.
Limited English Proficiency Parent Involvement
Pursuant to federal law, parents of LEP students will be provided notification regarding
their child’s placement in and information about the district’s LEP program. Parents will
be notified of their rights regarding program content and participation.
To encourage communication the Dexter R-XI Public Schools will communicate with
parents through direct mailings, notices to parents, the use of available local media,
activities at school, and through the school website. In order to accomplish this goal, the
school will be proactive in our communication with parents. Communication formats
used by the district include:
parents, and parent conferences. In addition, the elementary school host’s activities like
book fairs, grandparent days, and open house evenings. The secondary schools host
meetings that offer information on a wide range of topics to several groups. The topics
and groups include but are not limited to financial aid workshops and job fairs.
Parent Involvement Guidelines
Individual schools will develop guidelines for parent visitation, pick-up procedures, and
classroom visitation. The school district does not have policies or procedures that would
discourage a parent from visiting a school. Parents are encouraged to maintain a
presence when visiting their child’s building or classroom that allows for the educational
environment to be positive. Parent input and questions are welcomed by the school
district. The appropriate personnel are available to parents if a meeting is scheduled.
Parent Volunteer Program
The each school building has guidelines for parents that wish to participate in parent
volunteer program. Parent volunteers are a welcome addition to our school community.
Volunteer information is available in each school office. The individual school will
recognize these volunteers annually.
Program Implementation & Coordination
The principal of each school will act as the facilitator for this undertaking. The principal
will organize and manage parent involvement in the school with the help of individual
parents or the building’s Parent Teacher Organization. Management of the program will
ensure that parental participation is recognized as an asset to the school.
It is the goal of the Dexter R-XI Schools to assure an ongoing partnership between the
parents, the community, and the school. The district believes such a partnership is
fundamental to the academic and social success of students. It is the district hope that
this partnership will produce an atmosphere of community involvement that has a
positive impact on the lives of our students.
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