ACPS welcomes parents/families as important team members in the educational process. Research proves that student achievement is positively impacted by the involvement of parents/families in their child's education. All Title I schools implement the Parent/Family Engagement Policy of the ACPS and align their plans with the ACPS Parent/Family Engagement Plan.
Each school develops a Parent/Family Engagement Plan and proposed budget as part of its School Improvement Plan with input from parents. Each school's Parent/Family Engagement Plan and budget are shared with parents. The implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the plan are ongoing through parent participation and feedback Parent/Family Engagement Plans are available on each school's website for parent/community review and comment.
Parent/Family Engagement Plan activities at each school are supported by the Title I Family Engagement Coordinators. The coordinators arrange workshops and assist parents and staff with parent programs at their assigned schools. The Title I parent involvement staff includes:
- Laura Biser, firstname.lastname@example.org, Westmar Middle, Cash Valley Elementary, Northeast Elementary, Parkside Elementary
- Heather Eisenhour, email@example.com, South Penn Elementary
- Delsie Fazenbaker, firstname.lastname@example.org, George's Creek Elementary, Mt. Savage Elementary, West Side Elementary, Westernport Elementary
- Samantha Moon, email@example.com, John Humbird Elementary