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1 MPS, Title I, and Family Engagement

2 Purpose Understand the connection between the SIP and the FIP Be able to access resources related to Title I Parent Involvement

3 Funded Programs Ensure adherence to federal and state regulations under ESEA, which includes Title IA, Title ID, Title II and Title III Provide support for schools under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly referred to as NCLB

4 Origins of the Law The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 Reauthorized as No Child Left Behind in 2002

5 Purpose of Title I, Part A Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure all children have:  a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high- quality education; and  opportunity to reach, at least, proficiency on State academic achievement standards and assessments.

6 Flow of Title I Funds Congress Passes allocation which is then signed by the President U.S. Dept. of Education Determines an allocation for each district and sends to the state. MN Dept. of Education Reserves money for administration, school improvement and charter schools and then distributes money to districts MPS Funds required set-asides, administration and other LEA activities and then distributes money to schools. School Uses funds to support school improvement plan.

7 No. The federal law requires that Title I programs are available in schools with the greatest concentration level of low-income families. Once a school qualifies, academic need - not economic status - determines the school programming and whether students receive extra instruction. Do all schools have a Title I program?

8 At the school level Schoolwide - all students are able to benefit from Title I services. Targeted Assistance (4) – Title I provides services to students with the greatest academic needs.

9 Distribution of Schools K-5 and K High School Total Title I Schoolwide Title I Targeted Assistance 112

10 Additional support and funding for at risk students, based on poverty level of the school Only some schools are eligible Eligible schools get the same $$ amount for all free / reduced students (per pupil allocation) District funded activities and set-asides Must supplement the core program Title I, Part A

11 How does the school decide to use their Title I money? Each school has a school improvement plan (SIP) to set goals for student achievement, climate, and parental involvement. Schools also develop and implement a Family Involvement Plan (FIP). A portion of the funding is dedicated to parent involvement.

12 Supplement not Supplant If a school or district would be required to do something in the absence of federal funds, then it should not use federal funds to do it. If a school or district uses state or local funds to provide a service at non-title schools, it should not use Title funds to provide the same service at Title schools.

13 Programs funded by Title I, Part A Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance school level programs Family Involvement (Schools and district) Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities Early Childhood (High Five and Three School) Tutoring after school Professional development for high need schools Neglected and Delinquent (St. Joes and Stadium View) District departments (FPSI, REA, Finance, Contract Alternatives)

14 How does it all connect? Title I School Improvement Plan Family Involvement Plan Student Achievement

15 Your place at the table The work you do is important. THANK YOU! The word “parent” is mentioned over 200 times in the Title I, Part A legislation.

16 Themes in Parent Involvement under Title I Engage parents as partners in decision-making and policy development (FIP, SIP, etc.) Inform parents to be educated consumers about their child’s education Increase access to information for parents Build capacity for parent involvement (parents and schools) Partner with parents in shared responsibilities for high student academic achievement

17 D. Parent and Family Involvement 1.School Family Involvement Plan (FIP) is developed and shared with families 2. Hold annual Title I meeting for parents. 3. School staff and parents work together to develop and disseminate a School/Parent Compact 4. Parents receive their students’ assessment data, including but not limited to MCA results. (MCAs, GRAD, EXPLORE, PLAN, ACCESS and MAP Fountas & Pinnell, etc.)

18 D. Parent and Family Involvement 5. Documentation that the family involvement strategies identified in the FIP are implemented 6. Families are involved in school level policy development and improvement planning 7. Translation and interpretation services are provided for families with limited English proficiency 8. The school uses technology to keep families informed

19 Funded Programs online resources MPS homepage Click on Departments Click on Funded Programs

20 Annual Title I Meeting How did you advertise it? Who attended? When did it occur? How successful was it? What was covered in the meeting? How did it meet the ‘spirit of the law’?

21 Family Engagement: Questions to Consider when revising your FIP Are strategies identified in your FIP aligned with the SIP? What do you notice? Strengths/Areas of concern What strategies are you currently using? How do you know if they are working or not? How do you get family input or feedback? What other data could you gather/generate to help tell a complete story? What goals could you set based on this or other data?

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23 Six Types of Involvement Joyce Epstein (National Network of Partnership Schools) Type 3Type 2 Type 1 Share ONE successful example of these 3 types of involvement that YOU have seen in your school with your neighbor.

24 Keys to Successful Partnerships Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 DECISION MAKING: Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through PTA/PTO, school councils, committees, action teams, and other parent organizations. Epstein, et. al School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action, Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

25 Funded Programs Brigid Butler, Coordinator Shana Moses, Coordinator Nicole Norton – Director


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