The board of education believes that the education of children is an ongoing cooperative partnership between the home and the school. Parents are their children’s first teachers; therefore, the continued involvement of parents in the educational process is most important in fostering and improving educational achievement. School system officials shall strive to support parents and provide parents with opportunities to become involved in the programs offered by the Title I schools. The board encourages parents to participate in the design and implementation of the programs and activities in order to increase the effectiveness of the school system’s Title I program in helping students meet state and local achievement standards.
Buncombe County Schools builds capacity for strengthening parental involvement in the following areas:
meaningful two-way communication between home and school;
promotion of responsible parenting;
involvement of parents and guardians in student learning;
promotion of volunteering;
involvement of parents and guardians in school decisions that affect children and families;
community collaboration; and
promotion of student health awareness.
In addition to this summary of the Title I Parental Involvement Policy printed here, you can access the complete Title I Parent Involvement Policy at http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us.