Parent Advisory Council
The Parent Advisory Council is a parent advisory group authorized to provide input on amendments and future Title I parent involvement school- and district-level programs. The PAC jointly develops and approves parent involvement school plans, including the school-parent compact. PACs also provide and share Title I program information updates received from the district.
Each school principal selects his or her representative to serve on the Parent Advisory Council. As a representative, a parent is able to become a more active participant in the decision-making process in their children’s school. The Parent Advisory Council representative will advocate for positive school change in addition to the following:
- Serve on the school building leadership team.
- Attend district Parent Advisory Council meetings
- Assist in developing district Family Day events
- Attends parent leadership and other trainings
- Assist in developing and implementing school-improvement projects aimed at student achievement (providing insight as to how school systems work)
- Plans, develops, and implements the parent involvement plan
- Plans, develops, and implements school activities for Title I families that focus on different types of parent involvement: parenting, communication, learning-at-home, collaborating with community, volunteering and decision-making
- Addresses parent/community concerns; works with school administration to solve problems and initiate desired changes.
The Office of Family and Community Engagement’s charge is to empower parents and families to support their children's cognitive and social-emotional development from the birth to high school graduation, workforce and college. Dayton Public Schools will accomplish this by strengthening district, school, family and community partnerships through support and training.
We believe that parents, schools, families, and communities working together can create meaningful partnerships that ultimately lead to enhancing student achievement. We encourage you to join Dayton Public Schools in making a positive difference in the education of our children.
Please register to volunteer at your child’s school. We invite you to participate in family, school and district events/activities, attend parent meetings and trainings, and much more. For more information about the Title I Parent Involvement Program, contact your child’s school or call the Office of Family and Community Engagement at (937) 542-3013.
WHAT IS TITLE I?
Title I was established by the United States Department of Education to provide additional resources to schools and school districts with the highest concentration of poverty. The federally funded educational program was reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.
The purpose of this program is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State of Ohio academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
WHAT IS THE TITLE I PARENT INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM?
Dayton Public Schools believes that the education of children is an ongoing supportive partnership between the home and the school. Dayton Public Schools affirms and assures the rights of parents and teachers of children being served in activities funded by Title I, No Child Left Behind, 2001 (NCLB) opportunities to participate in the design implementation of these activities. All parents of eligible Title I students will be invited to an Annual Parent Informational meeting held at the beginning of school year. Please contact your school for the date(s).
TITLE I PARENT RESOURCE CENTER
We invite you to visit the Parent Involvement Resource Center at your child’s school. The Parent Resource Center provides training for parents as advocates for their children's educations. Our district and school services recently doubled so that more families have access to materials, games and other resources needed to enhance student achievement. These are just some of the many services offered by the Dayton Public Schools. For more information contact or visit your child’s school.