Presentation on theme: "Newport News Public Schools Information on Title I Funding"— Presentation transcript:
1Newport News Public Schools Information on Title I Funding E.S.E.A.(Elementary And Secondary Education Act)
2Purpose of this short presentation: Provide parents and community members with an overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and the grant funding received based on this law(formerly known asNO CHILD LEFT BEHIND).
3What is ESEA?In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act(ESEA) as a part of the "War on Poverty."The #1 priority of this law is equal access to high quality education, high standards, and accountability.The law provides federally funds to education programs that improve learning opportunities for children at risk.In 2002, Congress amended ESEA and passed it as a new law, the No Child Left Behind Act.In 2012, Virginia, along with many other states, was allowed to change how the law is enacted to provide greater flexibility, while not compromising accountability.
4What is Title 1? Title I is the funding source from ESEA. It provides money to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students.Title I funds must be used in schools with the highest concentrations of students from low-income families.Title I reaches about 15 million students in public and private schools throughout the United States.
5What does it do?Ensures that all students have fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on State academic assessments.The goal of Title I is to supplement the district’s instructional program to support students most at risk of failing the state's challenging performance standards in mathematics and reading.These funds may only supplement not supplant (replace) state/local funds.
6How the money is spent? First Step (over 50% of NNPS Title I funding goesto its preschool program)S.A.F.E. Liaisons (increase Parent Engagement)$ for Title 1 SchoolsProvide Reading and Math intervention for struggling studentsCoordinate instructional program with Title 1 services (ex. transition from preschool)Provide instruction by highly qualified teachers (ex. Reading/math teachers, data coaches, paraprofessionals)Create opportunities for Professional DevelopmentCentral Office Support
7Ask how you can support your child’s learning! Family EngagementWe have a shared responsibility among families, schools, and communities for student learning and achievement.Decades of research show that when parents are involved, students have:Higher grades, test scores, and graduation ratesBetter school attendanceLower rates of suspensionDecreased use of drugs and alcoholFewer instances of violent behaviorParent input about how we provideTitle I support is required by the ESEA law.Ask how you can support your child’s learning!
8Changes to ESEA in Virginia Virginia’s ESEA (NCLB) waiver was approved by USED in early July. It will be in effect for 2 years.Schools in Improvement are no longer required to provide School Choice or SES Tutoring Services.Schools in Improvement design support systems that best match the needs of students at that specific school, with support from the Department of Education.
9Identification of Schools in Improvement Priority School – lowest performing 5% of schools in Virginia (36 schools)Focus School – schools showing the most intensive need of improvement in achievement gaps between different groups of student (72 schools in Virginia)School in Improvement- schools that show need to improve student achievement in at least one group of learners.There are 3 categories of Schools in Improvement
10Achievable Dream Academy was identified as a School in Improvement based on performance on 2012 SOL assessments.Schools in Improvement MUST:Develop and implement an improvement plan, monitored by the school division and the Virginia Department of Education.Provide meaningful interventions designed to improve the academic achievement of studentsProvide quarterly evidence of the actions and results of improvement efforts, including students’ progress toward grade level achievement.
11Some other things you need to know: Parents’ Right To Know Teacher Qualifications You are allowed to get information about the qualifications of school staff instructing your children in Title I schools.Please contact your school’s principal for more information.
12Teacher Quality and Parent Notification The school division must ensure that Title I schools give you timely notice if your children have been assigned or have been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified (such as a substitute).This applies to ALL teachers, not just those who work in Title I programs.
13Questions about ESEA or Title 1? Contact your school’s principal.Contact the Federal Programs Office