Flint Community Schools Title I Section 1116

Empowering futures through partnership: Flint Community Schools celebrates the vital role of engaged parents in shaping educational success.

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Section 1116

Section 1116 (a)(1) IN GENERAL - A local educational agency may receive funds under this part only if such agency conducts outreach to all parents and family members and implements programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents and family members in programs assisted under this part consistent with this section. Such programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.

The Title I Parent and Family Engagement section of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 1116(b) requires each school to develop a written parent and family engagement plan that describes the means for carrying out the requirements of Section 1116, subsections (c-f). The school will ensure that parents and families are notified of the plan and that the plan will be:

  • Presented to parents and families in an understandable and uniform format.

  • Provided in a language that parents/families can understand.

  • Developed jointly with and agreed upon by parents and family members.

  • Distributed to all parents and family members.

  • Made available to the local community.

  • Updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents, family members, and the school.

Empowering Futures Together: Parent and Guardian Involvement at Flint Community Schools

Flint Community Schools recognizes the immeasurable impact engaged parents and guardians can have on a child's education. The district's commitment to fostering a collaborative learning environment is exemplified through Section 1116 (a)(1) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which emphasizes the crucial role of parental involvement in educational programs.

Outreach to All: According to Section 1116 (a)(1), a local educational agency, such as Flint Community Schools, can receive funds under this part only if it actively conducts outreach to all parents and family members. This outreach initiative is a testament to the district's dedication to inclusivity, ensuring that every family can be a part of their child's educational journey.

  • Implementing Inclusive Programs: In alignment with ESSA, Flint Community Schools not only reaches out to parents and family members but also implements comprehensive programs, activities, and procedures that actively involve them in educational programs. These initiatives are designed to be inclusive, ensuring that the voices of parents and family members are heard and valued in the decision-making processes that impact their children's education.

  • Meaningful Consultation: One of the critical principles emphasized in Section 1116 (a)(1) is the importance of meaningful consultation with parents of participating children. Flint Community Schools takes this directive to heart, understanding that parents' input is invaluable. The district actively seeks parents' perspectives, insights, and feedback, recognizing that true collaboration leads to better student outcomes.

  • Planned and Implemented with Care: Flint Community Schools' programs, activities, and procedures are not haphazardly put together. Instead, they are meticulously planned and implemented with meaningful parent and family involvement in mind. By doing so, the district ensures that these initiatives are effective and resonate with the needs and aspirations of the community it serves.

  • The Heart of Educational Partnership: Flint Community Schools views parents and guardians as integral to the educational process. The active involvement of parents and family members is seen as the heart of the academic partnership between the district, schools, and the community. By working together, we can create an educational environment that nurtures every child's potential and ensures they thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Flint Community Schools extends gratitude to parents and guardians for their ongoing commitment to their children's education. The district remains steadfast in its dedication to promoting collaboration, inclusivity, and meaningful engagement, recognizing that we can empower every student to reach their fullest potential by working together. Your involvement is not just welcomed; it is celebrated as an essential element in shaping a brighter future for our children.