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District Parent Involvement Policy

The San Diego Unified School District Parent Involvement Policy assures that parents are collaborative partners with schools, other parents, the community, and the school board.  San Diego Unified is committed to involving parents/guardians in the joint development of plans to create quality schools in every neighborhood with a focus on the district’s 12 quality school indicators. The district’s appropriate departments will involve parents in the development or revision of the Local Education Agency (LEA) Plan and the Local Control Accountability Plan. Outreach to obtain parent input for this document will be through the District Advisory Council (DAC), District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC), the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), GATE DAC, the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs, the individual cluster committees, and other stakeholders as appropriate. Timeline: February, March and April.

The district is also committed to involving parents in the Annual Evaluation of the district’s LEA plan and the LCAP, through the District Advisory Council (DAC) for Compensatory Education and providing information to parents individually, as well as through the various parent committees, about each school’s progress in meeting all accountability measures. This and other data such as the school’s benchmark data and other information from local Board of Education (BOE) reports, and reports presented at the DAC are posted on the DAC webpage.

In addition, schools are provided with training, and training materials for School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) members. A school site Title I Parent meeting will occur annually at all sites receiving Title I money as required by federal law. All members of the School Site Council shall be included in the planning of the annual meeting. For more information on the district’s parent involvement policy visit www.sandiegounified.org/school-site-council-ssc.

Parents are invited to be involved at Madison High School through periodic coffee with the principal, School Site Council, Madison Community of Schoools cluster meeting, the Foudation of James Madison High School, the Parent Involvement Committee and PTSA. All of these groups meet monthly.  Please check Madison's website calendar for dates and times.