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Family Engagement Policy Brochure

Title I provides federal funds to schools with moderate to high percentages of low-income students.

2021-2022 APS Title I Family Engagement Policy Brochure

Revision Date: March 4, 2021

APS Title I Believes

With the support of families and the community, we create enriching and diverse pathways that lead our students to success.

Title I Commits to

  • Developing and sustaining collaborative relationships among the district, schools, families, and community
  • Providing technical assistance and resources to support schools in planning and implementing effective parent and family engagement opportunities
  • Complying with Title I, Part A requirements regarding the establishment of a Parent and Family Engagement Plan according to Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Title I encourages families to

Be Informed

  • Utilize digital tools to stay connected to schools: PeachJar, Google Classrooms, Parent View, APS Core Newsletter, APS Twitter @ABQschools, APS Website, Title I webpage, school email, and newsletters
  • Access school-based family engagement centers, parent opportunities, and community resources 
  • Families Connected Video Series

Be Involved

  • Develop partnerships with schools and community-based organizations by volunteering
  • Attend family engagement opportunities 
  • Participate in the school or district’s Family Engagement Advisory Council. 
  • Become a guest speaker. Share what you know and your talents. 
  • Parents are invited to attend the school-based Title I Spring Budget meeting.

Be a Voice 

  • Attend PTA / PTO
  • Be a part in 90 Day School Planning Meetings, Title I Annual Meetings, and/or Instructional Council.
  • Participate in the Family Engagement Advisory Council.

Be Connected

  • Partner with your Family Liaison at your school.
  • Join school and district social media

Together we

  • Create district and school Title I Family Engagement Policies to promote shared responsibility and to increase and enhance the collaboration of district and school staff with parents.
  • Our efforts will be focused on improving the education of all students in an innovative way that will help them become lifelong learners who will be able to be successful and compete in an ever-changing world.
  • District and schools plans are created by the APS Family Advisory Council and 90 Day School Planning team that meet throughout the year. The teams guide family engagement strategies across the district and in Title I schools. They look at best practices and data from APS Title I Family Engagement Survey to guide conversations and decisions. You are welcome to attend.

We want your ideas

  • Families and community members are invited to participate in the Title I Family Advisory Council meetings, share your ideas with your school Family Liaison, or communicate your needs or concerns with school staff.

What is Title I?

Title I is the largest federal aid program for schools in the United States. Title I provides federal funds to schools with moderate to high percentages of low-income students. These funds provide extra educational services to help at-risk students achieve and succeed regardless of any disadvantages through no fault of their own

APS, Title I provides the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist and build the capacity of all participating schools in planning and implementing effective family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. This includes meaningful consultation with employers, business leaders, and philanthropic organizations, or individuals with expertise in effectively engaging family members in education (ESSA Section 1116[a][2][B]).

Budget

Title I funding is determined by Federal law families are encouraged to attend APS Family Advisory Council and 90 Day School Planning team meetings. District meeting dates are located on the Title I page on the APS website. Contact your school for 90 Day Planning Team meetings.

Title I Supports Schools by

  • Facilitating professional learning to schools through Title I videos (LINK) and resources on best practices in family engagement
  • Providing coaching and support to Family Liaisons
  • Distributing communications and offering meetings, training, and resources in multiple languages
  • Providing accessible communications to all families

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