Presentation on theme: "What is Title I and How Can I be Involved? Hickory Flat Charter Elementary 08/29/2013."— Presentation transcript:
What is Title I and How Can I be Involved? Hickory Flat Charter Elementary 08/29/2013
Title I provides federal funding to schools to help students who are low achieving or at most risk of falling behind. Title I is allocated to schools based on the percentage of student receiving free/reduced lunch. Schools with a percentage of at least 40% are eligible for a school-wide program. Definition of Title I:
Hickory Flat Charter Elementary operates a Title I School-wide Program.
The school uses Title I funds to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. Title I funds are used to serve all children in order to raise academic achievement. Title I funds will be used to provide additional assistance to all students who experience difficulties in meeting the State’s performance targets. School-wide means:
The school must have a free/reduced lunch count of at least 40%. The school must collect and analyze data that effects student achievement. The school must develop a comprehensive site plan and annually review the effectiveness of the plan. To be a “School-wide” School:
Title 1 monies are allocated for: Three staff members- LILT, MILT and PIP Parent Resource materials and workshops Instructional supplies and technology Tutoring Title One Money
Yolanda Leduc, Krystal Thomas, Kim Terrell, Sheila Parsons, Shawn Shuman, Brittany Watts, Marci Jones, Kavita Sinah, Imran Mohammed, Senoviae Bell, Tomariel McKinney, Raquel Miller, Allison Berewa, Barbara Dupree, LaSondra Edwards, Dorinda Booker, Raymond Leduc, Megan MacDonald, Heather Cloud, Mary Beth Middle brooks, and Paula Crumbley Title I Task Force Team:
Focus Goals It is our Goal to: Maintain our high passing rate and increase the number of students who exceed in reading and math. Close the achievement gap for all our subgroups. Increase our writing scores on the 5 th grade state writing assessment by concentrating on using a fluid writing plan from K to 5 th grade. Continue to celebrate the rich diversity of cultures in our school. Teach, plan, and assess collaboratively on grade levels through a standards based approach. Embrace our innovative practices based on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence with our new conversion charter school model.
All instruction is based on the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. This is the curriculum designated by the State Department of Education. We are also incorporating best practices from Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Research. Curriculum and Instructional Strategies:
Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s CRCT GKIDS Common Formative Assessments in Reading, Math and Writing Assessment:
It is our goal to maintain all our test scores in the 90 th or higher percentile while increasing the number of students that exceeds on each assessment. Proficiency Levels for 2013
Title I Parent Notification and Communication: Marquee Phone Calls Black Communication Folder Website Posted Notices in Building Newsletter Informally through car line or after school desk
Parent Involvement Policy, Survey and School-Parent Compact Copies will be coming home and will also be located on our website. Our parent task force has been working on them diligently.
State Assessment information will be sent home as soon as it is received from the state. Hard copies will be in your child’s communication folder. Parent Conferences Parent’s Right to Know – Student Achievement
Schools are required to notify parents if their child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher that is not highly qualified. All teachers at HFCE are highly qualified Parent’s Right to Know – Non-Highly Qualified Teachers
How Can You Be Involved? Volunteer (school or home) Parent Task Force Charter Council Meetings Parent Partners Academic Program Partner in Education Special Events
Parent Involvement Opportunities include: Workshops Volunteer Evening Parental Meetings – Student Performance Conferences Parent Task Force Parent Partners Academic Program Special school events Parent Involvement Opportunities
Parent Task Force Charter Council Open Request Parent Involvement in Decision Making
Upon the request of parents, the school must provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. Right to Request Meetings
Hickory Flat Charter Elementary Paula Crumbley – Principal Dewayne Grant – Assistant Principal Mary Beth Middlebrooks – Parent Involvement Paraprofessional Contact Information