Annual Notifications

Mabton School District 120 "All Means All"

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"For Your Future" Annual Parent Institute

Saturday, Nov. 13th, 8am

500 B Street

Mabton, WA

Who: Mabton School District students and their families

What: “For Your Future” objectives:

1. Create a strong community that involves; students, families, schools, and local resources.

2. Increase awareness of school, community, and college resources.

3. Provide educational experiences for the whole family.

4. Inspire students to excel in school and higher education.

5. Teach families how to support their children’s goals.

When: November 13, 2021 from 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: Mabton High School

Mabton is a Title I District

Artz Fox Elementary and Mabton Jr/Sr High School both participate in the Title 1 Program. Title I, Part A is a program through which most school districts receive federal funding to provide supplemental instruction for students who qualify.

The funds for each school district are based on a state formula that is calculate by the number of students from economically disadvantaged homes. However, Title I services provided with federal funds are based on the academic needs of students. Students who quality for academic support may be served in the areas of Language Arts and/or Mathematics. We use Title I funds for additional staffing, parent involvement, staff development and extended school day opportunities and summer programming to help us meet our goals.

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OSPI Report Card

Are you interested in knowing how your child’s school did on state assessments, growth and discipline in relation to other schools? Click the link to see data for Artz Fox Elementary and Mabton Jr/Sr High School.

Below is a one-page infographic detailing data about the District as a whole. Please note that Statewide testing data is not current due to school closures and non-testing due to COVID-19.

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Right to Request Teacher and Para Qualifications

All parents and guardians have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s) or instructional paraeducators. If you request this information, the district will provide you with the following:

  1. Whether the teacher has met Washington teacher certification requirements for the grade level and subjects in which the teacher provides instruction;
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status for which Washington qualifications or certification has been waived;
  3. The college major of the teacher and any graduate degree or certificate; and
  4. Whether your child is receiving Title I services from paraprofessionals, and if so, whether those paraprofessionals meet state/federal requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Your Parental Rights - Information that must be provided

  1. The professional qualifications of teachers and instructional paraprofessionals
  2. Notification if your child's teacher is not highly qualified
  3. Individual students' achievement reports
  4. Notification if a school is a low performing school and has been identified as a Priority, Focus and or Emerging School.

Online Resources for Parents

Title 1 Parent & Family Engagement- Board Policy

The board recognizes that parent and family engagement helps students participating in Title I programs achieve academic standards. To promote parent and family engagement, the board adopts the following policy, which describes how the district will involve parents and family members of Title I students in developing and implementing the district’s Title I programs.

District-Wide Parent and Family Engagement

The district will do the following to promote parent and family engagement:

The district will involve parents and family members in jointly developing the district’s Title I plan. Provide parents an opportunity to develop the plan and participate in the school improvement committee.

The district will provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist and build the capacity of all participating schools within the district in the planning and implementing of effective parent and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance.

The district will conduct, with the meaningful involvement of parents and family members, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this policy in improving the academic quality of all Title I schools. At that meeting, the following will be identified:

  • Barriers to greater participation by parents in Title I activities;
  • The needs of parents and family members to assist with the learning of their children, including engaging with school personnel and teachers; and
  • Strategies to support successful school and family interactions. The district will use the findings from the annual evaluation to design evidence-based strategies for more effective parental involvement and to revise this policy if necessary.

The district will facilitate removing barriers to parental involvement by doing the following: The Mabton school district will remove barriers by translating the agenda and relevant documents, conducting the meeting in Spanish and English, providing child care and inviting parents using a translated school messenger invitation, conducting personal outreach to encourage parental attendance at meetings as well making information available for review

The district will involve parents of Title I student in decisions about how the Title I funds reserved for parent and family engagement are spent. The district must use Title I funds reserved for parent and family engagement for at least one of the reasons specified in 20 U.S.C. § 6318(a)(3)(D).

The district and each of the schools within the district providing Title I services will do the following to support a partnership among schools, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. Provide assistance to parents of Title I students, as appropriate, in understanding the following topics:

  • Washington’s challenging academic standards;
  • State and local academic assessments, including alternate assessments;
  • The requirements of Title I;
  • How to monitor their child’s progress; and
  • How to work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.

Provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement. The Mabton school district provides information by conducting a building specific beginning of the year meeting to advise parents of Title I Part A opportunities as it relates to their student. The district will utilize school messenger to inform parents and community of planned meetings. The information is also provided through a collaborative program approach whereby the home visitor and the elementary school counselor will provide information during home visits and when parents access the school.

Educate teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders, and other staff with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents and how to do the following:

  • Reach out, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners;
  • Implement and coordinate parent programs; and
  • Build ties between parents and the school.

Coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement strategies, to the extent feasible and appropriate, with similar strategies used under other programs, such as:

  • Head Start;
  • Even Start;
  • Learning Assistance Program;
  • Special Education; and
  • State-operated preschool programs.

Ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children. The information will be provided in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.

Equity and Civil Rights

Mabton School District promotes equal access, academic inclusion, and full educational participation in our schools for all students, parents and employees.

We work with and follow the guidance provided by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to ensure that we are in compliance with federal civil rights laws.

What should you do if you believe you are being discriminated against?

Allegations of discrimination should be reported to the school's principal immediately. This will allow the school the opportunity to address your concerns and resolve the situation as soon as possible. Teresa Davison at 509-894-4852 is Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator and is responsible for responding to complaints about discrimination.

Please click the links below to learn more about understanding how to make a complaint of unlawful discrimination with your school district.