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Family Involvement in Children's Education - October 1997

Appendix B: South Bay Union Elementary School District

Program/School, LEA, City, State

Program Description

Student Characteristics

Parent Involvement Activities/Strategies

Grades Served;


% Poverty1 and Title I Status

South Bay Union Elementary School District

Imperial Beach, CA


  • Superintendent, principals, and teachers are evaluated on the extent to which they promote and increase parent participation.

  • Staff must participate in training on how to interact with and be responsive to parents.

  • District provides year-round parenting classes in multiple languages.

  • Parent volunteer coordinator makes home visits to parents and refers parents to social service agencies.

  • School-based parent centers offer services and information.

  • Schools guarantee that students will read on grade level by the end of the third grade if parents adhere to the requirements of a school-family compact.

  • Parenting skills classes address behavior and discipline issues.

    Funding Sources2:

  • Title I

    Evidence of Success:

  • Volunteer program hours increased from 103,423 in 1994–95 to 130,301 in 1995–96.

  • More than 400 students and 250 parents attend the district's annual Read to Me Conference.

  • K–6


    62% Hispanic

    18% White

    9% Filipino

    11% African American and other minorities

    76% FRL

    1 All schools and districts included in this Idea Book receive Title I funding. This column indicates whether a school has implemented a schoolwide program.

    2 Administrators in many schools cannot separate the costs of parent involvement efforts from other reforms and activities. This is especially true in schools that have implemented schoolwide programs (as have most schools in this appendix). However, administrators reported that, in addition to their school or district general operating budget, the funding sources listed here provide a major source of support for their parent involvement efforts.

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