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Part II. General Expectations

Description of how APS implements their general expectations for families and students.

The Albuquerque Public Schools agrees to implement the following statutory requirements: 

  • The LEA will put into operation programs, activities and procedures for the involvement of parents and family members in all of its schools with Title I Part A programs, consistent with Section 1116(a) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Those programs, activities and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents and family members of participating children.
  • Consistent with Section 1116(a), the LEA will work with its schools to ensure that the required school-level parent and family engagement policies meet the requirements of Section 1116(a) of the ESSA, and each include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with Section 1116(a) of the ESSA.
  • The LEA will incorporate this Parent and Family Engagement Policy into its LEA plan.
  • In carrying out the Title I Part A parent and family engagement requirements, to the extent practicable, the LEA and its schools will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents and family members with limited English proficiency, parents and family members with disabilities, and parents and family members of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under Section 1116(a) of the ESSA in an understandable and uniform format and, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents and family members understand.
  • If the LEA policy is not satisfactory to the parents and family members of participating children, the LEA will submit any comments with the plan when the LEA submits the plan to the State Department of Education.
  • The LEA will involve the parents and family members of children served in Title I Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I Part A funds reserved for parent and family engagement are spent, and will ensure that not less than 90 percent of the 1 percent reserved goes directly to the schools. (Only applicable for LEAs with Title I allocations greater than $500,000.)

  • The LEA will be governed by the following statutory definition of parent and family engagement, and expects that its Title I schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition:

    • Parental and family engagement means the participation of parents and family members in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that
      • parents and family members play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
      • parents and family members are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;
      • parents and family members are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;
      • other activities are carried out, such as those described in Section 1116(a) of the ESSA