Nevada High School

2015-2016

Parental Involvement Plan

Parental Involvement Committee Members:  Sandra Browning, parent facilitator; Kyle McAfee, federal coordinator; Michael Odom, principal; Lindsay Moss, counselor; Shelly Rhodes, teacher; Stacy Cornelius, parent center coordinator; and Hannah Ward, parent.

How will your school provide information to parents about volunteer opportunities (must include state mandated parent training)?

Provide instruction to a parent on how to incorporate developmentally appropriate learning activities in the home environment, including without limitation: role play and demonstration by trained volunteer, the use of and access to the Department of Education website tools for parents, assistance with nutritional meal planning and preparation and other strategies or curricula developed or acquired by the school district for at-home parental instruction approved by the Department of Education.  (Michael Odom)

(Staff Development) The State Board of Education's Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts shall require no fewer than two (2) hours of professional development for teachers designed to enhance the understand of effective parental involvement strategies. No fewer than three (3) hours of professional development for administrators designed to enhance understanding of effective parent involvement strategies and the importance of administrative leadership in setting expectations and creating a climate conducive to parental participation. (Michael Odom)

How will your school provide opportunities for parents to be involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of the school wide school improvement plan, and the Annual Title I Meeting to engage them in the decision-making processes regarding the school's Title I, Part A Program?

To take advantage of community resources, the school shall consider recruiting alumni from the school to create an alumni advisory commission to provide advice and guidance for school improvement. (Sandra Browning)

The school shall enable the formation of a Parent Teacher Association or organization that will foster parental and community involvement within the school. (Sandra Browning)

How will your school provide resources for parents?

The school will distribute Informational packets each year that includes a copy of the school's parental involvement plan, survey for volunteer interests, recommended roles for parents/ teachers/students and school, suggestions of ways parents can become involved in their child's education, parental involvement activities planned for the current school year and information about the system that will be used to allow parents and teachers to communicate (notes, phone calls,               e-mail...). (Kyle McAfee)

To promote and support responsible parenting, the school shall, as funds are available: Purchase parenting books, magazines, and other informative materials regarding responsible parenting through the school library, advertise the current selection, and give parents the opportunity to borrow the materials for review. (Stacy Cornelius)

Include in the school's policy handbook the school's process for resolving parental concerns, including how to define a problem, whom to approach first, and how to develop solutions. (Michael Odom)

The principal of each school in a school district shall designate (1) certified staff member who is willing to serve as a parent facilitator. (Michael Odom)

How will your school use the parent interest surveys to select, plan and implement parental involvement activities that will be offered throughout the year?

Sponsor seminars to inform the parents of high school students about how to be involved in the decisions affecting course selection, career planning, and preparation for postsecondary opportunities. (Lindsay Moss)

 

If you have questions about an action included in this plan, please contact the person listed after the action at 870-871-2478.