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1 No Child Left Behind Title I Newport News Public Schools

2 NNPS Goal Redirect and maximize use of available No Child Left Behind funds to decrease the disparity gaps among subgroups while improving achievement of all students.

3 Title I Improving Basic Programs Title I is part of the No Child Left behind legislation. Title I reaches about 12.5 million students enrolled in both public and private schools.

4 Specific Title I Requirements Coordinate Title I services with the regular instructional program, including assisting transition from preschool programs. Provide instruction by highly qualified teachers. Provide opportunities for professional development. Provide strategies to increase parental involvement.

5 Title I Improving Basic Programs Purpose: Ensure that all students have fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on State academic assessments. Title I funds must be used in schools with the highest concentrations of students from low-income families.

6 Supplement Versus Supplant These funds may only supplement not supplant state/local funds. Cannot now use these funds to pay for things formerly paid for from other funds. Must only add to (supplement) or provide new initiatives.

7 Title I Improving Basic Programs  How are Funds Spent?  Provide same salary/benefits increases as other division employees  First Step program (preschool)  Central office support  Parental Involvement Specialist  Allocations for Title I Elementary Schools

8 Title I Improving Basic Programs  Based on individual needs assessments at each Title I school, allocation is spent for:  personnel reading teachers math teachers SOL teachers  parent involvement  professional development  instructional materials

9 Parent Involvement “The participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities.” Parent input required in Title I, Title II, Title III, and Title IV

10 Local school divisions receiving Title I funds must notify parents at the beginning of each school year that they may request and obtain information from the division about qualifications of staff instructing their children in Title I schools. This notice was placed in the student Agenda of Title I schools. Parent’s “Right-To-Know” Teacher Qualifications

11 Teacher Quality and Parent Notification The local school division must ensure that Title I schools give timely notice to parents that their children have been assigned or have been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified. This applies to ALL teachers, not just those who work in Title I programs

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