Parent Engagement

Parent Involvement Policy

The Cocke County Board of Education has a Parent Involvement Policy which includes a Title I Parent Involvement section for schools that are identified as Title I. The policy explains the importance of communication and cooperation between the school, administrative staff, parents, and teachers. Family partnerships are an important part of education that is sought after by all of our schools. In addition, each Title I school has developed its own parent involvement policy. School administrators are encouraged to involve parents in decision-making and policy development at their schools. Each year, parents have the opportunity to make suggestions about revisions to the district’s Parent Involvement Policy when they complete the Title I Family and Community Engagement survey. We highly encourage you to participate and give input into the planning and development of the school’s improvement plan.


Home and School Partnerships

The establishment of a home and school partnership is essential in order to meet the needs of all students. Some of the activities supported by Title I funds include:

  • Providing information through an annual parent meeting, parent involvement plan, parent-school-student compact, parent conferences, progress reports, notices, calendars, newsletters, webpages, parent trainings and radio.
  • Sharing responsibility with family members through parent conferences, use of parent survey results, committees, parent-school-student compact, involvement of parents by providing learning materials, and through the use of community resources.
  • Empowering parents by providing opportunities to become involved in the development and evaluation of the school-wide program, policies, and compact; opportunities to observe and assist in the classroom; opportunities to receive training and educational resources, as well as opportunities to receive information on community services and programs.
  • Promoting accessibility with an inviting atmosphere, phone calls, personal notes, translated materials, or other accommodations which might serve to break down barriers between school and home.