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1 Rome City Schools Federal Programs Meeting Elm Street Elementary, Media Center May 6, 2014

2 Today, we will discuss:  District’s Implementation Plan (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan)  Title I-A  Title II-A  IDEA  Title III  Business Matters regarding federal funds  Integration of Technology  District’s Parent Involvement Plan  1% Parent Involvement Funds

3 What is Title I? Title I is the largest federally funded program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Through Title I, money is given to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services for children most in need of educational help. The focus of the Title I program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children. Georgia Department of Education. (2012). A Parent’s Guide to Title I [Brochure].

4 Title I Schoolwide Programs  East Central Elementary School  Elm Street Elementary School  Main Elementary School  North Heights Elementary School  Southeast Elementary School  West Central Elementary School  West End Elementary School  Rome Middle School  Rome High School

5 Title I School Allocations SalariesDiscretionary Funds Academic CoachesTechnology – computer software, laptops, iPads, smart boards, document cameras TeachersAfter School Tutorial Programs Parent Liaisons (work with Parent Involvement) Materials and Supplies to supplement instruction Paraprofessionals Set Asides Administrative Costs Parent Involvement – 1% Private School Allocation Flexible Learning Program at the High School Support for Homeless, Neglected, and Migrant Students

6 Title II-A: Improving Teacher Quality Professional Learning Academic Coach Salaries Professional Development Stipends Professional Learning Resources (Common Core) Coursework / Registration Fees Endorsements (Reading and Gifted) Travel Expenses for Professional Learning Highly Qualified Teachers GACE Fees Mentor Fees for Georgia TAPP Teachers Recruitment / Retention of Teachers

7 IDEA SalariesTechnologyEquipmentSuppliesProf. Learning Sp. Ed. PK Teachers ComputersAdapted Desks Leveled Literacy Kits Sp. Ed. Leadership Mtgs. PK SLPSEAS IEP Program Positioning Equipment SRA Materials & workbooks SLP conferences Sp. Ed. Paraprofessionals IPADS SmartBoards ELMOs Speech Therapy Equipment EdmarkInstructional Strategies Training Contracted Services- O & M, Nursing, Bilingual Evaluations Assistive Technology Titmus & Audiometers Lindamood Bell Supplies- Visualizing & Verbalizing, LIPS, etc. School Psychologist Consortiums Camp Discovery, PK Intervention Internet Connectivity Classroom supplies, ink cartridges Monthly Special Education Meetings

8 TITLE III - ESOL SalariesTechnologySuppliesProf. Learning Part time parent worker ComputersClass supplies- markers, graph paper, dictionaries ESOL Conference in Kennesaw Summer ESOL Literacy Camp staff salaries PrintersLeveled Literacy Materials Monthly ESOL staff meetings Afterschool Intervention Program ELMOsSummer Literacy Camp Supplies ESL Tracking Software

9 Business Matters  History of Federal Grants  Supplement vs. Supplant

10 Technology Plan  Where are we now?  Where are we going?

11 Results of Needs Assessment Surveys  Professional Learning Advisory Committee  Technology  STEM  Preparing for the New Assessment (Common Core)  Title II-A Needs Assessment

12 My child attends:

13 Children have the best opportunity to achieve their potential when educators and parents work together. Is there any area(s) of parent training that the school could offer which would be helpful to you as a parent? (please select all that apply)

14 My child's school can be characterized by which of the following: (please select all that apply)

15 Do all children in my child's school have an equal opportunity to a quality education?

16  When you schedule activities that you want to have the parents attend, schedule them at a time that works for working parents, like 6:30 p.m. or on Saturdays.  ….I hope the recent measures of Facebook updates, as well as Remind 101 continue to stay in place.  Put out more detailed information about the programs offered at the school, including CP vs CPA.  Help with homework, or maybe not so much homework.  I think my child is not being challenged enough.  Teachers communicating with parents when child receives a bad grade and updating PowerSchool often…  I have one child that is very bright and gets bored in class easily and one who struggles to read and therefore doesn’t like homework. How do I help each of these types of kids to love the classroom and love to read? Do you have a suggestion that would help your child be more successful in school?

17 District’s Parent Involvement Plan  At the District Level, we provide support to the schools to promote parent involvement by:  Providing parents the opportunity to provide input for the Schoolwide Program Plans, School Level School Improvement Plans, Compacts, and Ideas for Parent Workshops  Training for School Level Leaders in providing workshops and parent training that helps to Build Parent Capacity  Listening to the requests of parents and offering those suggestions to the schools in the form of trainings or meetings

18 1% Parent Involvement Funds Each year 1% of the entire Title I allocation is used for parent involvement. The money is disbursed at the school level to be used for parent involvement activities. This year the money was used for:  Materials and Supplies for Parent Workshops  Technology and technology supplies (printer and ink cartridges)  Materials for Parent Resource Centers  Training (Family Engagement Conference)

19 As a Parent of a Child in a Title I School, You Have the Right to:  Be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in your school  Ask to read the progress reports on your child and school  Request information about the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s), including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in their respective area of instruction  Help to decide if Title I is meeting your child’s needs and offer suggestions for improvement  Ask about your child’s school designation under the new Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver  Know if your child has been assigned or taught by a teacher that is not highly qualified for at least four consecutive weeks  Help develop your school’s plan for how parents and schools can work together Georgia Department of Education. (2012). A Parent’s Guide to Title I [Brochure].

20 Parental Feedback and Complaint Procedures  We value your feedback and want to hear your thoughts and ideas on the work we are doing in Rome City Schools.  Complaint Procedures: Any individual, organization, or agency may file a complaint with the Rome City Schools Board of Education if that individual, organization, or agency believes and alleges that a violation of a Federal statute or regulation that applies to a program has occurred. Proper procedures will be followed and an investigation of the issue will take place. Complaint Procedures can be found on the Rome City Schools Website under Title I.

21 Principal’s Round Table This is your opportunity to provide your thoughts and ideas. Please use the questions provided at your table as points to discuss. Have someone write down thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. Thank you!

22 Thank you for joining us today. Have a wonderful afternoon. Rome City Schools 508 East Second Street; Rome,GA 30161 Phone: 706/236-5050 Contact: Sunita Holloway, Director of Title I 706-236-5050

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