Brighton Elementary School 2015-2016 Parent Involvement Plan
1201 Old Highway 51 Brighton, TN 38011 840-9500
Mission Statement: At Brighton Elementary School our commitment is to provide opportunities for children to learn, achieve, and succeed in a safe and caring environment.
Our motto is “Bright Futures Begin at BES.”
Vision: Brighton Elementary School is dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for learning that supplies the necessary tools and resources to promote excellence in education and affirms our students as college and career ready.
ü Academic and social achievements are enhanced when learning opportunities take place in a safe, healthy, nurturing environment.
ü Every child learns best through the combined efforts of the school, the family, and the community.
ü Character education promotes self-esteem, self worth, respect for others, and responsibility for one’s own actions.
ü School decisions and policies are made to ensure achievement, safety, and student success.
ü Instructional approaches and assessments are varied to meet the unique needs of children.
These beliefs included in the Parent Involvement Policy have been jointly developed and agreed upon with the staff, families, and stakeholders. The policy will be evaluated and updated annually.
In support of the belief that school, parents and community members work together to promote the social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of students, the following policy has been implemented:
Shared Responsibility for Student Performance
Brighton Elementary School and the parents will share the responsibility to improve achievement and develop a partnership to insure that children achieve the State’s high standards in the following ways:
Tennessee Parental Involvement Standards
Brighton Elementary School believes and embraces the following standards, as adopted by the State Board of Education 2010.
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community—Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class and school.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively—Families and school staff engage in regular, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success—Families and school staff continuously work together to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child—Families are informed and enabled to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support success.
Standard 5: Sharing power—Families and school staff are equal partners with equal representation in decisions that affect students and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6: Collaborating with community—Families and school staff work together with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.