Federal Programs

FEDERAL PROGRAMS

  • The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District  participates in the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title IA program. Each of the district’s three schools has prepared an Annual School Plan which allows the entire school to benefit from Title I funding. Schools participating in Title I programs will disseminate a parent involvement policy. Gloucester City’s parent involvement policy can be found on the district website under the School Board section: Policies and Bylaws. It is policy 2415.04 Title I – District Wide Parental Involvement and can be found in section 2000 (Program). 

    Here is a summary of the main components of the policy: 

    PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

    This policy and the plan to implement it have been developed jointly and in agreement with, and will be disseminated to parents. Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District  shall hold an annual Title I Parent meeting, at a time that is convenient for parents, to which all parents will be encouraged to attend. At this meeting, parents will be provided with information on the purpose and requirements of Title I, and their right to be involved. Information on the Title I  program, including mathematics and literacy programs will be provided. Particular attention shall be given to reaching those parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background.

    The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District  will offer a flexible number of parent meetings and may assist in providing help in overcoming some barriers impeding attendance. The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District  shall involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the Title I planning, review, and improvement of programs, including the joint development of the school parent involvement policy and the school plan. Parents of students participating in Title I shall be provided: 

    ● timely information and opportunities to attend regular meetings; 

    ● school performance profiles and their child’s individual assessment results, including an interpretation of results;

     ● a description and explanation of the school curriculum, assessment, and proficiency levels; 

    ● a response to any parent suggestions. All comments indicating parents’ dissatisfaction with the district Title I plan shall be collected and submitted along with the plan to the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District  Curriculum Office. 

    PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

    SHARED RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIGH STUDENT PERFORMANCE

    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District  has jointly developed with parents for all students participating in the Title I program, a parent-school learning compact that describes: 

    ● The school’s responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that will enable students to meet the state’s academic expectations;

     ● Ways in which each parent/guardian will be responsible for supporting his/her child’s learning; 

    ● The ongoing communication between parents and teachers through parent/teacher conferences at which time the learning compact will be discussed, reasonable access to staff, observation of classroom activities, and opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class. 

     

    BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT

    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District  shall build the capacity for strong parent involvement by: 

    ● Providing assistance to participating parents in understanding national, state, and local goals, standards, and assessments, Title I, Part A requirements, and how to monitor their child’s performance as well as information on how parents can participate in the education of their child. 

    ● Providing materials and training to parents, such as needed

    ● Educating all school staff, with the assistance of parents, on how to reach out, to communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners. 

    ● Ensuring, to the extent possible, information sent home is in their primary  language and form parents can understand. 

    ● Involving parents, where appropriate, in the development of training for teachers and other staff that improves instruction. 

    ● Providing other assistance, as appropriate, such as parent resource centers where parents can learn about child development and rearing from birth, designed to help parents become full partners in the education of their child. 

    ● Training and supporting parents to enhance the involvement of other parents, where appropriate. 

    ACCESSIBILITY

    In carrying out the parental involvement requirements of this part, districts and schools, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with children with limited English proficiency, parents with children with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language such parents can understand.

     

    Parent Policy Notice

    Right to Know Parent Letter

    Parent Compact Letter (WHS)

    Parent Compact Letter (MSS)