Federal Programs Parent and Family Engagement
The goal of the Birdville Independent School District Parental and Family Engagement Policy is to promote a highly effective working partnership among families and staff. To this end, BISD has adopted the policy to ensure that we provide parents and families substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate as equal partners in the education of their children. Additionally, as per Section 1116 of Public Law 114-95 the district will support its campuses in their efforts to build capacities of the school staffs, as well as the capacities of parents, families, and community members, to work together as equal partners to succeed in improving achievement for all students.
The original policy was drafted by the BISD Parent Advisory Council (BPAC), presented to a representative group of parents, edited, made available to all parents for further review and comment, and finalized with consideration of additional input from parents. Each year, the policy content and opportunities for parent involvement has been evaluated and revised.
- Schools promote regular, two way communication between home and school
- Parents, families, educators, and community members assist in improving student achievement by supporting family involvement in the education of their children
- Schools provide a safe and open atmosphere for parents and families to visit the school their children attend and to actively encourage parent and family support and assistance for school programs
- Schools and staff develop and deliver timely information and training to parents, including language classes
- Schools respond to such barriers as language, culture, education levels and work schedules of parents and families that may limit opportunities to participate fully in the education of their children
- Parents and families support their children’s learning at home and in school and serve as their children’s advocate
- Schools disseminate information to parents on all required Title 1 notifications
- Conduct annual meeting
- Offer flexible number of meetings
- Include parents in planning and review of Title 1 program
- Provide information in language parents can understand
- Build capacity of staff to work with parents
- Develop and distribute a school-parent compact and review/revise annually
- Provide information about professional qualifications of staff
- Develop and distribute a campus parent and family engagement policy and evaluate annually
For more information, contact Jennifer Miller, State and Federal, State and Local Programs Coordinator, at (817) 547-5871 or email Jennifer Miller, Director of Federal & State Programs.