Granbury Independent School District
Parent Involvement Plan
Our mission, in collaboration with unique partnerships, is
to provide a rigorous academic curriculum along with enriching and
individualized opportunities empowering every student to compete in an
In order to help our
students achieve this goal, parents are asked to become involved in their
child’s education. It is the intentions of each campus to involve the parents
of its students as much as possible by making the parents feel welcome and
asking for their input on certain campus decisions. Each parent is encouraged
to participate whenever possible. Studies have indicated that high parent
involvement brings about high student achievement.
During the 2015-2016
school year, ten Granbury ISD campuses will be served with supplemental Title I
federal funds. Title I funds are part of the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act (formerly No Child Left Behind). The ten campuses receiving Title I funds
are: Acton Elementary, Acton Middle School, Baccus Elementary, Brawner
Intermediate, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Granbury Middle School, Granbury
High School, Oak Woods School, Mambrino Elementary, and Roberson Elementary.
The Title I Part A federal program requires each campus receiving those funds
to follow certain guidelines and perform certain activities. The required
guidelines are as follows:
- Conduct annual meetings and offer flexibility in
scheduling these meetings
- Involve parents in the planning, reviewing, and
implementing of Title I programs
- Disseminate information to parents concerning the
curriculum and academic assessment used within GISD and its Title I
- Create and distribute School-Parent-Student Compacts
- Request and encourage participation from parents of
migratory children, students with disabilities, and students of diverse
Annual Meetings and
Parent Involvement Activities
All Title I funded
campuses are to hold parent meetings within the first month of the school year.
These meetings are to be flexibly scheduled to meet working parents’ needs. It
is at these meetings the campus principal is to notify parents of the
requirements for receiving supplemental Title I funds.
typically hold their Meet the Teacher nights the week before school starts. The
scheduling of this event is to accommodate a parent’s work schedule. The
campuses also hold back to school meetings after school starts to inform
parents of school information, Title I information and how to encourage parent
participation in the schools. Elementary campuses also hold Open House during
Texas Public School week for parents to come and enjoy their student’s
classroom and visit with their teacher.
Middle School campuses
host events for incoming sixth graders to help them become familiar with the
campus layout, pickup their class schedules, and participate in team building
activities. The middle schools also hold
parent information nights to inform parents of school information, Title I
information and how to encourage parent participation in the schools.
Granbury High School and
Crossland Ninth Grade hold their Meet the Teacher Nights approximately three
weeks into the new school year. At this meeting the parents and students tour
the building and visit each teacher’s classroom to become familiar with the
curriculum being taught as well as each individual teacher’s classroom
expectations. Title I information and requirements are distributed. Parents are
strongly encouraged to be involved in their child’s education by working as a
partner with the schools.
Title I funded campuses
must meet federal requirements and timelines regarding informing parents of the
federal funding the campus receives, how that funding is used, the parents’
rights regarding teacher qualifications, and the development of the
Many of the requirements
are met through parent meetings held during the school year. Notification of
each of these meetings is disseminated through campus newsletters, notices sent
home to parents via their students, as well as district and campus websites.
Each type of notification is presented in English and Spanish.
Throughout the school
year each elementary and intermediate campus presents special family oriented
nights such as Family Reading Night, Family Math Night, Family Science Night,
and Family Game Night. The secondary campuses hold many of the same family
night activities but also include Family College Nights. It is at the secondary
level that the students are exposed to the different possibilities of post-
Parents of all students
are encouraged to call or email their student’s teachers anytime to schedule a
conference if needed. Email addresses and campus phone numbers can be found on
the GISD website at www.granburyisd.org
Parent Involvement in
Planning, Reviewing and Implementing the Title I Program
Each campus, whether
federally funded or not, includes parents on its Campus Leadership Team (CLT).
This team, which is facilitated by the campus principal, makes decisions
regarding many aspects of the campus. The CLT usually meets once a month in
order to stay atop any developments within the school, issues that need to be
addressed regarding campus planning or school-wide events that need
During the spring, the
CLTs are involved in the decisions regarding the use of campus local, state and
federal funds. When federal funds are used, the overriding consideration must
be whether or not the expenditure will increase student achievement. As with
every federal educational fund, the use of this money must be directly related
to student achievement and student success.
Curriculum and Academic Assessments Information
All Granbury ISD
campuses disseminate information to parents concerning academic assessments.
This information is used to drive instruction and achievement. The forms used
to disseminate this information vary from campus newsletters, postings on
campus websites, notices sent home to parents, and messages sent to parents
through the School Messenger and Remind texting programs. All Title I funded
campuses are required by federal law to focus on student achievement. Academic
assessments are written to test the students’ learning of the Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills and in preparation for the State of Texas Assessment of
Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests. These assessments are created by the
district’s curriculum department and are used to guide the instruction in the
The Granbury ISD
Curriculum is designed from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Parents can find the TEKS for all grade levels at the Texas Education Agency
assessment information can also be found on this TEA website.
Compact is a three-way commitment between all parties to focus on the
improvement of student achievement. It is the responsibilities of all parties
to develop a partnership that will help all children achieve the high academic
standards set by the state of Texas. Compacts are usually explained and
distributed to parents at the beginning of the school year meetings. These
compacts are reviewed and discussed with the campus faculty at the earliest
Granbury ISD uses a variety of resources to
communicate with parents. The GISD
webpage hosts the latest news of the district at www.granburyisd.org
. Parents are encouraged to register on the
website to get updates and information.
School Messenger is used to communicate through the phone system. The
Remind texting program is also used to distribute information to parents
directly to their cell phones.
Information is posted on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and
Itunes. Campuses send out newsletters,
calendars and email and Remind messages.
Information is also posted on campus marquees. Parents are encouraged to keep their email
account, address and phone information current at their child’s school to make
sure they are receiving the most current information.
Participation of the
Parents of Migratory Children, Students with Disabilities, and Students of
Granbury ISD makes every
effort to involve the parents of all students in the learning environment. In
this effort, the district attempts to meet the needs of all parents by offering
flexible meeting times and flexible delivery methods for information. Parents
of students with disabilities are encouraged to become a part of their child’s
educational decision making process as well as an active member of the
volunteers at the school.
With its more than 5000
limited English proficient students, Granbury ISD actively seeks input from
these parents. Because of their value to the learning community, parents of LEP
students are encouraged to participate in campus events. At most campus events
interpreters are used to the extent possible to facilitate communication with
parents of diverse cultures.
Granbury ISD makes every
effort to fulfill the needs of every parent in order to increase the parent’s
involvement in its schools. At many of the campuses, childcare is offered
during parent meetings in order to allow parents more opportunity to attend and
become involved in their child’s education.
Granbury ISD strongly
encourages all parents to become active partners in their child’s education.
Parents who take an active part are blessed with children who enjoy success and
a lifelong love of learning.
This Parent Involvement Plan was updated and
revised for the 2015-2016 school year with parent participation on May 11, 2015.