Presentation on theme: "Title I Annual Parent Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 Title I Annual Parent Meeting Fairmount Park ElementaryAugust 15, 20135:30-7:30Nina A. Pollauf
2 Education is Golden! School Vision School Mission The vision of Fairmount Park Elementary School is making 100% student success a reality.School MissionThe mission of Fairmount Park Elementary School is to empower students to achieve by providing them with a rigorous, relevant and nurturing learning environment that helps them discover the unique talents and strengths within themselves.
3 What is “No Child Left Behind”? Education act signed into law in 2002 that aims to:Ensure that every student has a high-quality education;Challenge and motivate students;Provide highly qualified teachers, who use proven teaching methods; andEnsure a safe, drug free learning environment.No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is the name given to the most recent update of the main federal education law that, among other things, provides for Title I funding. NCLB aims to:Raise accountability – by carefully measuring school progress every yearProvide more financial flexibility – by allowing federal money to be used to meet school or school district needsSet goals – to improve student performance in reading or math, for exampleImprove teacher quality – by perhaps providing funds for professional developmentProvide school choice – if a school doesn’t meet specific educational standardsMake schools safer – and drug-free
4 What is Title I?Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools.The goal of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child.The program serves millions of children in public elementary and secondary schools each year including eligible students in private schools.Title I funds are used by schools and districts for a variety of programs and activities designed to increase children’s academic achievement (especially in reading and math). Schools work to identify students most in need of educational help. The schools set goals for improvement, measure student progress, using standards set forth by the state of Florida, develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction, and involve parents in all aspects of the program. Title I seeks to provide supplemental support to schools and students that may not be meeting the standards the state has set for all children.Districts receive Title I funds from the federal government (through the Department of Education), and distribute these funds to schools based on the number of low-income students (eligible for free/reduced price lunch). However, low-income is only used to distribute funds to schools.
5 How Title I WorksThe federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I.The Florida Department of Education sends the money to the district.The school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I funds.Fairmount Park Elementary School implements a school-wide program.The Florida Department of Education receives funds from the federal government. Districts receive Title I funds from Department of Education, and the school district distributes these funds to schools based on the percentage of children eligible for free/reduced price lunch; however, students do not have to be from low-income families to receive help.Our students are in a Title I School-wide program. This means that our Title I money can be used to upgrade the educational program in ways that may impact every student in the school . This also means that every parent/guardian of a student in our school is a Title I parent! The schools set goals for improvement, measure student progress, using standards set forth in the state’s Title I plan, develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction, and involve parents in all aspects of the program.
6 School Classifications Reward School – School grade of A and schools that improve a letter gradePrevent School- School grade of CFocus School- School grade of DPriority School- School grade of F“B” schools do not have a specific classificationYou may use this slide to explain your school’s grade
7 Parent’s Right to KnowBe involved and request regular meetings to express your opinions, to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of your children,Be provided information on your child’s level of achievement on assessments like EOC, FAIR, and FCAT in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science;Request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher; and be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks.Parents’ Rights under No Child Left Behind (NCLB)Request the qualifications of your child’s teacherBe notified if your child is taught for more than 4 consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualifiedRequest opportunities for regular meetings with staff in order to make suggestionsParticipate in decisions relating to the education of your childSubmit a written comment on the school-wide program plan when the school makes the plan available to the district (if you are not satisfied with the plan)
8 School Accountability Report Card School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) provides parents and the community with important information about each public schoolDemographic data;School safety and climate for learning information;Academic data;Graduation rates;Class sizes;Teacher and staff information;Curriculum and instruction descriptions;Postsecondary preparation information; andAYP information.The SPAR Report is available at the school office or online at
9 Educational Standards Florida’s academic content standards establish high expectations for all students.Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Common Core Standards identify what your child needs to know and be able to do in all content areas.Information located atThis slide is optional if this will be discussed in the child’s classroom.
10 School’s CurriculumNext Generation Sunshine State Standards form the framework of everything taught at school additionally, Common Core Standards will be phased in all grade levels byCurriculumReadingMathematicsWritingScienceThis slide is optional if this will be discussed in the child’s classroom.School’s CurriculumDescribe and explain the curriculum (example: McMillan K-5, Everyday Math, Write Tools, etc.)
11 Measuring Student Success Common AssessmentsFCAT Spring 2014FLKRS (Kindergarten) August/Sept 2013Information on FCAT may be found at:This slide is optional if this will be discussed in the child’s classroom.Assessments—Add specific information on the assessments administered at the school ( FCAT, FAIR, EOC, etc.)Forms of academic assessment used to measure your student’s progress: by grade level Proficiency Levels – Describe the proficiency levels students are expected to meet. Describe specifically when (and how often) will parents receive reports on children’s progress?
12 Title I Programs Provide Supplemental Support Smaller classesAdditional teachersAdditional training for school staffExtra time for instruction (Before and/or after school programs);Parental Involvement Activities; and/orA variety of supplemental teaching methods and materials.Title I funds are used to supplement the program at the school by providing funds which support the following types of activities:Additional teachers and paraprofessionals to create smaller classesAdditional training for school staffExtra time for instruction (Before and/or after school programs)Parental Involvement ActivitiesA variety of supplemental teaching methods and materials
13 Title I fundsFairmount Park Elementary School is provided $380,464 to pay for services and programs for our students.Title I funds pay for the following:Hourly Teachers Instructional ResourcesMTSS/RtI Coaches Leveled Literacy Intervention TeachersCurriculum SpecialistTechnology Integration SpecialistParent Involvement ResourcesInform participates of the total Title I funds the school receivesDescribe your Title I program and what it looks like1% of these funds are used to provide Parent Involvement activitiesHow and when will parents help to determine how that money is spent?Describe how parent involvement funds were used the previous year.Explain that parents must have the opportunity to help decide how the parent involvement funds are used and what type of parent involvement activities they want or need to help their kids do better in school.
14 Who decides how funds are used? Parents can assist in deciding how to use Title I funds…you have the right to be involvedEvery school has a School Advisory Council (SAC) composed of:Parents, Teachers, Principal and Other staff that work at the school, The School Advisory Council along with parent input determines how to use Title I funds.Explain the process the school uses to involve parents in the decision-making process. Explain that parents are critical to this process.Provide information on all of the opportunities parents have to participate.Opportunities to Volunteer:Describe the various opportunities for parents to volunteer or become involved in your school. Some examples might include:In the school, in classrooms, or on fieldtripsDecisions and Planning on How to Use Title I School Parent Involvement FundsDistrict/School Councils - meetings throughout the year where parents participate in school-wide program planning, and decide how to use the Title I parent involvement fundsSchool Parent Councils
15 Working together!Title I law requires that all Title I schools and families work together.How we work together is listed in our:School Level Parental Involvement Policy;Parent-School Compact; andSchool-wide Title I Plan (School Improvement Plan).Parents can also read the District’s Parent Involvement Plan at under Title ISection 1118 of No Child Left Behind requires meaningful involvement of parents in the decisions made at the school. Specifically, parents are required to be involved in the development, implementation, review and revisions of the Parent Involvement Policy, School-wide Plan (School Improvement Plan) and the Parent-School Compact. Parents are also required to be involved in the development of district wide policies.Title I District Parent Policy – how the district involves parents and build schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parent involvement and to help their children succeed. Must be reviewed and revised annually with parents.Distribute a copy of the District Parent Involvement Policy and review.Explain that Title I parents can be involved in reviewing and updating the policy each year (provide the dates/times for the meeting if available)Title I School Parent Involvement Policy - how the school involves parents in organized, ongoing and timely ways in the planning, review and improvement of programs and provide opportunities for parents to learn how to work with our children to improve their achievement. Must be reviewed and revised annually with parents.Distribute a copy of the School Parent Involvement Policy and review.Title I School-Parent Compact – outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Must be reviewed and revised annually with parents.Distribute a copy of the School Parent Compact to review and discussExplain that Title I parents can be involved in reviewing and updating the school/parent policy each year (provide the dates/times for the meeting if available)
16 Parent-School Compact School ResponsibilitiesBelieve that your child can learnFamily/ResponsibilitiesSupport the school in developing positive behaviorsStudent/ResponsibilitiesCome to school prepared to learnPlease sign your child’s Compact andreview it…working together is important.Title I School-Parent Compact – outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Must be reviewed and revised annually with parents.Distribute a copy of the School Parent Compact to review and discussExplain that Title I parents can be involved in reviewing and updating the school/parent policy each year (provide the dates/times for the meeting if available)
17 Parent Involvement Policy Requirements Involve parents in a meaningful way in the development, implementation, and review of the parental involvement program.SAC: Title 1 budget, approval of school improvement funds, reviewing school data5:30 p.m. the 1st Tuesday of the monthProvide information on the specific committees that parents can be involved. Include the purpose, date and time of meetings.
18 Parent Involvement Policy Requirements Convene a Title I annual meeting to inform parents about Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program.Offer meetings at flexible times to maximize participationProvide parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs.Communicate: conferences, agenda books, telephone calls…What works for you?Let us know how we can assist youConvene Annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students of Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program.Offer meetings at flexible times to maximize participation
19 Parent Involvement Policy Requirements Assist parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.Provide materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievementKindergarten TransitionFCAT Night3rd Grade Information NightAssists parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.List the opportunities planned to meet this requirement
20 Your involvement is Key to your child’s success! You are your child’s first teacher.You have the ability to influence your child’s education more than any teacher or school.You know your child best:Share information about your child’s interests and abilities with their teachersAsk to see progress reports on your child and the school.By taking an active role in school activities, you’ll show your child:How important he or she is to youHow important education is to youThat you and the school are a team
21 Support Your Child’s Education Share a love of learningRead to your childAsk your child to read to youLimit TV timeTake advantage of the public library and the school media center and Title I Family Resource LibraryShow interest in your child’s school dayAsk her/him questionsAsk to see homeworkPraise their effortsEncourage good study habitsCommunicate with the teachers and other staffAttend workshopsThis slide is optional if this will be discussed in the child’s classroom.
22 Get to Know Your School & Communicate With Teachers Attend school eventsVisit the classroomVolunteer at the schoolJoin parents’ organizationsKeep teachers informedAttend special parent trainingsAttend parent-teacher conferencesBe prepared for the meetingsConsider whether you have met your responsibilities as stated in the parent-school compactList your questions before the meetingThis slide is optional if this will be discussed in the child’s classroom.
23 Title I Parent StationTitle I Parent Station located in the front officeSome of the documents/information that can be found at the station:Parent Involvement Policy (PIP)District LEA PlanWhere is your station?Inform parents about information that can found at the station…School’s PIP, LEA PIP, Parents Right to Know, SIP, Portal information, etc.
24 Classroom Visits Teachers will provide grade specific information: Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Common Core Standards as applicable and Grade Level Expectations;Grade Specific Curriculum;Measuring Student Success;Definition of Proficiency; andOverview of their plans for the year/expectationsProficiency
25 Thank you for attending tonight’s Title 1 Annual Meeting/Open House Together we can accomplish great things!