Who/What is PEL
The Parent Engagement
Coordinator serves as the liaison between school and parents, relaying the
needs of one to the other. The PEL Parent Coordinator also promotes the sharing
of power with parents as decision-makers, assisting parents in understanding
the educational system so that they may become better advocates for their
Your Richmond Heights PEL Parent Engagement Coordinator is available via email anytime to answer questions, offer support, and receive INPUT & FEEDBACK.
What is Title I?
Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as at risk of failing to meet the state’s challenging performance standards, most specifically in math or English/language-arts.
What will Title I
programs do for my child?
The Title I program will
provide your child with supplemental educational assistance beyond
the regular classroom.
How can I get involved?
Parents, you can influence the
success of your student in school more than any teacher or federal program. By
becoming an active participant in the Title I parent involvement plan at your
school, you will:
- Serve as a role model, showing your student that
you support his/her education.
- Assure that you are aware of your student’s educational progress; thereby demonstrating its importance.
What does research tell
Research shows that how well
students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get
involved in their education. You can become more involved by:
- Joining local and national school/parent
- Supporting school extra-curricular activities
- Volunteering at the school
- Attending parent-teacher conferences
- Communicating with your student’s teacher regularly, by writing notes, telephoning the school, etc.
- Keeping your student’s teacher informed about events in his or her life which may affect his/her performance at school
- Discussing with your student’s teacher and parent organizations other ideas for parent involvement