Parent and Family Engagement


Michelle W. Royster

Parent Coordinator
(252) 462-2851

Parents' Right To Know

Overview of Adequate Yearly Progress, Title I, requirements for teacher and paraprofessional quality, and parent notification and involvement rights. The brochure is designed for parents of children attending Title I schools. Revised June 2004. 

The 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) made it clearer than ever before that parents are the key stakeholders in their children's education. the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) imposed numerous new mandates requiring states, districts and schools to answer directly to parents for a failure to improve student performance.

In April 2004, ED released extensive non-regulatory guidance on parental involvement. this document pulled together policies affecting parents that had previously appeared in separate pieces of guidance.

Parents' Right to Know - English

Parents' Right to Know - Spanish

Title I, Part A Parental Notice Requirements

  • Annual Report Cards

  • Progress Review

  • Schools identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring

  • School Identified for Restructuring

  • Written parental Involvement Policies

  • Written SEA Complaint Procedures

  • Parents' Right to Know - teacher and paraprofessional qualifications

  • Parents' Right to Know - student achievement

  • Parents' Right to Know - non-highly qualified teachers

  • Title I, Part A Meeting

  • Title I, Part A information

  • Limited English Proficient Students - general

  • Limited English Proficient Students - language instruction educational programs

  • Limited English Proficient Students - insufficient language instruction educational programs

Parent and Family Involvement Guide 

Parent and Family Involvement: A Guide to Effective Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in North Carolina Schools

This 2nd edition includes suggestions and resources for program enhancement and comes with a toolkit to help schools engage families and community members in the process of raising achievement for all children.

School Report Cards

NC Report Card Data