State Department of Education Guidance and Support for Parental Involvement
In 2001, the Education Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and provided a framework for educators, families and communities to work together to improve student achievement. The parent involvement provisions of Title I, Part A stress:
shared accountability between schools and parents for high student achievement, including expanded School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services for eligible children in low-performing schools;
local development of parental involvement plans with sufficient flexibility to address local needs; and
building parents' capacity for using effective practices to improve their own child's academic achievement.
Parent Involvement Guidance, April 2004
A district may receive funds under Title I only if the district implements programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in Title I programs that are consistent with the requirements of Section 1118. Districts must plan and implement these programs, activities, and procedures with meaningful consultation with parents of children participating in Title I programs [Section 1118(a), NCLB].
The following information is designed to aid districts, schools and parents in meeting the requirements of the Parental Involvement provisions under Title I, Part A.
District Strategic Plans and School Renewal Plans are required by State Board of Education Regulation 43-261 (District and School Planning) to be developed every five years by each school and district using the most current research-based practices designed to increase student achievement. The plans which are approved by the District School Board, must be submitted to the South Carolina Department of Education. District Strategic Plan and School Renewal Plans are updated annually.
Legislature requirements for planning may be met through the use of the Model Planning Process in the development and implementation of the District Strategic Plan and the School Renewal Plan.
Technical Assistance Funding, earmarked to be used for school improvement, is provided to schools with an absolute rating of below average or at-risk on the most recent annual state school report card. Technical Assistance School Plans are submitted annually to the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) for approval through an online submission.
List of Technical Assistance Schools and Allocations PDF