Family Engagement


Parent outreach is a critical component of Title I. Title I schools are mandated through Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to implement school level family engagement programs through meaningful consultation with parents of participating children and to provide opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills related to their children’s education.

Schools receive Title I funds to provide a comprehensive family engagement program that includes workshops focusing on strategies to help children improve their academic performance. For information about your school’s family engagement activities please contact Central Programs Supervisor Theresa Brady ([email protected]) in the Office of Title I, Homeless Programs and Community Schools at 443-809-3487.

Visit the Baltimore County Public Schools Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Office for more information on system-wide family engagement initiatives.


Shared Decision Making and Information Sharing

All Title I schools engage families in the shared decision making process. Schools also provide families with information to understand and support student academic achievement standards. All families will be invited to:

  • Work with school staff to develop the Family Engagement Compact and provide ongoing feedback for compact revisions.

  • Provide input and feedback on the school’s Title I family engagement budget.

  • Share information for school staff professional learning topics on how to effectively communicate and work with families as equal partners.

  • Participate on the School Progress Team to plan, review and improve the School Progress Plan (SPP).

  • Offer comments and/or express concerns about the School Progress Plan.

  • Attend the Annual Title I Parent/Family Meeting.

School staff will be accessible to parents via conferences, email, or phone.