Policy Number: 2030
PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY
Parental participation in the educational process is important for students to achieve and maintain high levels of performance. Teachers, administrators, and district staff are also committed to communicating in a timely manner with the parents and/or guardians in cases of discipline issues, academic and social difficulties, and success of students.
EXAMPLES OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENT PARTICIPATION MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
1. Being available to answer/return telephone calls and receiving visits from parents during the school day at times that are mutually agreed upon by parents and school personnel.
2. Conducting parent-student-teacher conferences at regular intervals throughout the year.
3. Conducting additional conferences and meetings when requested to the extent allowed by time available during the school day and any additional responsibilities.
4. Encourages parents to be involved and participate in a variety of committees that will provide significant input to the school management and culture.”
5. Informing parents/guardians of resources in the community to help improve their children’s academic and/or social success.
6. Teachers are expected to make personal contact with every student’s parent or guardian at least twice annually or once per semester. This can be done by phone, Google Chat, (or another online conference software) in person, etc. at Parent Teacher conference, or through personal email conversation. The focus of this contact will be to talk about mastery of standards and support needed from the parent and support available to the student from the teacher and school.
7. Encouraging parents to attend school events in which parental involvement is appropriate.
Legal References: Synopsis: Utah Code 53A-1a-105 Parental participation in educational process.