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Family and Community Engagement
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Section 1118 of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires each school district receiving Title I, Part A funds, to implement programs, activities and procedures designed to involve parents. According to the Act, school districts must consult with parents of children participating in Title I programs to develop and carry out the parental involvement programs. School districts and schools, to the extent practicable, must provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.

Each school district must work with parents in jointly developing and distributing to parents of participating children a written parental involvement policy. The policy must be incorporated into the district's plan. Specifically, the policy must describe how the district will involve parents in the development of the district's NCLB plan and the process of school review and involvement. The Act requires the parental involvement policy to describe how the district will assist schools in planning and carrying out effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance.

Hawkins County Board of Education has established a District Parent Advisory Council which works to develop and carryout parental engagement activities. In addition, each school has developed it's own Parent Advisory Council to plan and implement family engagement activities.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, contact Dr. Michelle Harless, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator (423) 272-7629 ext. 156.

Visit the Federal Programs webpage for more information on Family and Community Engagement.

It is the policy of the Hawkins County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.