Parent Involvement Policy – HCPS

The Henderson County Public Schools believe that parental involvement is vital in the education of our youth and has adopted School Board Policy #300-Parental Involvement. The policy is set out below verbatim for your information.

The Henderson County Public School District values the children it serves. HCPS believes that it is essential for a cooperative effort to exist between the schools and its parents. Meaningful involvement by all parents in the education of the children has a positive impact on student achievement, and our schools are committed to ensuring a cooperative climate.

Henderson County Public Schools will comply with the requirements contained within the “No Child Left Behind Act” of 2001 and the Elementary and Secondary Act of 2001, Title I, section 1118(2) regarding parental involvement. The Henderson County Public Schools believe that the term “parental involvement” means the participation of parents in regular, two-way,  and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, ensuring the following:

  • that parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
  • that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education;
  • that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in the decision making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and
  • that the school district engages in activities to support parental involvement in the Title I programs and other programs throughout the district.

HCPS will inform and involve parents throughout the school year. Some examples include, but may not be limited to, school open houses, PTO meetings, Title I activities, and other special occasions during the day and evening, parent conferences, report cards, interim report cards and standardized achievement results. Publications will be generated and dispersed, and every effort will be made to ensure that written and oral information is presented to parents in a language and form that parents can understand. Henderson County Public Schools will utilize the school district web site, school web sites and the Alert-Now notification system to enhance communications with parents. A Superintendent-Parent Advisory Committee will meet on a regular basis. Schools will be centers of the community.

These Annual Public Notices have been adopted and approved by the Board of Education and are a supplement to existing Board of Education policy. To the extent that a conflict exists between these Annual Public Notices and existing board policy, these Annual Public Notices shall control. The Superintendent has the authority to amend these Annual Notices from time to time in conformity with existing laws.

Conclusion

The Henderson County Public Schools system is committed to providing a quality education within a safe and orderly environment so that every student in the school system can attend a school or school activity which is safe and secure, which promotes non-violence and is conductive to learning. We encourage you to communicate with the teachers and administrators at your child’s school. With cooperation and support we can make a positive difference for every student.