Socorro Independent School District
"The key to raising fulfilled and enlightened children lies in establishing true partnerships among parents, schools, and communities. One component of this web of partnerships involves meeting parental involvement requirements in the federal law." ---Family Frameworks Program, TASB (2005)
The Socorro Independent School District's Department of State and Federal Programs has dedicated itself to meeting the federal requirements for parental involvement as outlined by No Child Left Behind. Through the implementation of the Title I Parent Liaison Initiative, the promotion of the Migrant Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), and through the utilization of the district's Mobile Technology Units, the Department strives to assure the district's compliance with federal regulation. Additionally, Title I federal funds are allocated to each campus specifically for the purpose of promoting parental involvement.
The Title I Parent Liaison Initiative provides each campus with a district-employed Parent Liaison to promote parental involvement. This is accomplished by offering training and activities to campus parents in an effort to empower them with skills that will help them support their children in their academic endeavors, as well as enrich their own lives.
Fernie Vasquez, Title I Specialist, conducts bi-monthly staff development workshops for the Parent Liaisons. The Parent Liaisons have access to different state-wide research-based programs such as Family Frameworks, Parent to Parent, Raising Children in Troubled Times, Ingles sin Barreras and a couple of other programs which have been purchased in an effort to increase and promote parental involvement in our district. Parent Liaisons are encouraged to attend state and local trainings which help them improve the quality of trainings being provided to the parents. We strive to give our parents the most up-to-date trainings and information in an effort to improve our students’ academic performance. Parent Liaisons are trained and involved in the revision and development of campus parental involvement policies and school compacts for their respective campuses on a yearly basis.
Title I Parent Liaisons have been prepared to be the crucial link of communication between the campus, community, and the home. With the help of each campus's administrative team, they directly influence the ability of a school to reach its goals, as well as maintain federal compliance.
The Title I Parent Liaison Initiative in Action
Family Frameworks Program
View a sample of the Family Frameworks Program used across the district.
The Title I Parent Liaison implements a parental involvement program that creates partnerships among schools, parents and community members at every SISD campus. The Parent Liaison provides workshops that empower parents to become their own problem solvers and to strengthen families and get them involved in their child's academic achievement.
For information regarding this and other innovative ideas instituted by S.I.S.D. and its Department of State and Federal Programs, please contact us at (915) 937.1608 or email us at email@example.com
Last Modified on September 23, 2011