A goal of Bulloch County Schools is to increase the engagement of our parents and community in the school system. Parental involvement is crucial to each child throughout their pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade experience. Bulloch County Schools encourages parents to remain actively involved. When parents are actively engaged in their child’s education and well informed about how to achieve success, it positively affects student achievement.
Parent Involvement Coordinators
One way that we assist parents is with our team of parent involvement coordinators, who help bridge the gap between home and school. Through federal Title I funds, Bulloch County Schools is able to provide programs and resources to assist parents and families. Contact your school’s parent involvement coordinator for more information.
Parent Resource Centers
Each of our elementary and middle schools is equipped with a parent resource center that is open during the hours of each school day. A parent involvement coordinator or other school staff member can assist you. The centers offer the following materials: educational manipulatives, educational games, flash cards, workbooks, books to assist your child in reading, math and other content areas, parenting books, and more.
Parent University is a free event hosted periodically by the school system, and it is a selection of workshops designed to appeal to parents of school-age children. Parent University’s philosophy is that parenting, like other types of education, is an ongoing and lifelong learning process.
For more information about parent engagement opportunities, contact your school's parent involvement coordinator or the Bulloch County Schools Federal Programs Department at 912.212.8553.
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has strengthened and expanded the requirements for involving the parents of Title I students. Funding for these activities is provided by Title I, Part A.
Six Types of Involvement:
- PARENTING: Help all families establish home environments to support children as students.
- COMMUNICATING: Design effective forms of school-to-home and home-to-school communications about school programs and children's progress.
- VOLUNTEERING: Recruit and organize parent help and support.
- LEARNING AT HOME: Provide information and ideas to familes about how to help studetns at home with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions, and planning.
- DECISION MAKING: Include parents in school decisions, developing parent leaders and representatives.
- COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY: Identify and integrate resources and services from the community to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning and development.
What Parents Can Do
Parent Liaisons help bridge the gap between home and school by assisting parents in understanding ways they can help their children with academics. Parents can proceed in both direct and indirect ways to influence their children's progress. Guardians can become directly involved in their children's education by:
- Overseeing the child's homework time;
- Setting a time each day for homework to be done, and checking the child's work for completeness and understanding;
- Supervising time spent with friends and watching television;
- Taking advantage of opportunities to become involved with school administration and policy development-- for example, attend school board meetings and joining the PTA;
- Volunteering to help in the media center, the school cafeteria, or other parts of the school;
- Helping with fundraising events;
- Chaperoning events and field trips.