Ware County School District (WCSD) recognizes that parents are the child's first and most important teacher and encourages parent and family engagement in all Title I programs and other educational programs such as English Learners (EL) and Special Education. The purpose of parent and family engagement under Title I is to promote active partnerships among parents, family, school, community, staff, parent advocacy organizations, and others working together to improve student achievement and learning. Increasing student achievement by engaging and empowering parents to become actively involved in their children's education across all grade levels is the goal. The WCSD Parental Involvement Plan supports and encourages a positive relationship between the home and the school.

Parent and Family Engagement

WCSD believes that parent involvement means the participation of parents in regular two-way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities including ensuring:

1.  Parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning
2.  Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school
3.  Parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making, and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child
4.  Other activities, such as those described in Section 1116.

Parent and Family Engagement Standards

WCSD follows the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships as the school’s model in engaging parents, students, and the community. These standards are:

     1. Welcoming All Families
     2. Communicating Effectively
     3. Supporting Student Success
     4. Speaking Up for Every Child
     5. Sharing Power
     6. Collaborating with Community

The Ware County School District has established links on this webpage for parents and families to locate information regarding Title I plans, information, and resources to help students be academically successful. All schools in the district are Title I schools, and WCSD wants parents, families, and community members to be involved in developing and revising district and school Title I documents. Parents and families are encouraged to provide input and suggestions on programs and activities that will help their child be academically successful. Each school has a Parent Involvement Coordinator that will assist parents and families with obtaining information or providing assistance. Visit your child's school web page to view school level Title I plans.

Contact Sonya Mixon, District Title I Parent and Family Engagement, at smixon@ware.k12.ga.us or 912-283-8656 for more information.

Federal Programs Contacts:

Director of Federal Programs
Title I, IV, V, & Migrant
Mr. Dean Moody

Family Engagement & Title II
Ms. Sonya Mixon

Homeless Liaison
Ms. Kim Frazier-Jones

Title III & English Learner
Dr. Reginna Germano

Director of Special Education
Dr. Donna McClain