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1 Title I Overview for parents

2 What Is Title I? As a component of the No Child Left Behind law, Title I is a federally funded grant program designed to support low- achieving children in high poverty public schools, select children in private schools, and any homeless child in Anne Arundel County. Its purpose is to provide additional opportunities and resources for students, teachers, and parents, to ensure that ALL children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain high-quality education and reach at least proficiency on the States academic achievement standards and assessments. Funds are used to support additional academic services, materials, and personnel, professional development and parent involvement opportunities.

3 What Is Title I? (cont.) The Title I program will provide your child with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom. In most cases these additional services will include all or some of the following services: Smaller classes or special instructional spaces. Additional teachers and aides. Opportunities for professional development for school staff. Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need. A variety of supplementary teaching methods. An individualized program for students. Additional teaching materials which supplement their regular instruction.

4 How Are Schools Selected? Schools are selected based on the percentage of students who qualify for free meals (not actually receive but qualify). This data is used for many grants to distribute funds. At least 46% of the students attending the school are eligible for free meals. This percentage can and does change annually based on funding amount. Of the 77 elementary schools in Anne Arundel County, this year there are 16 public schools who are fortunate enough to receive fund and 2 private schools.

5 There are Two Types of Title I Schools…. School-wide Schools AND Targeted Assistance Schools

6 School-wide Schools… These elementary schools have the largest percentages of students eligible for free meals. Funds are used to support the entire school program. Funds should be used to support the instructional needs for the children most at risk of not meeting State standards.

7 Targeted Assistance Schools… These schools have fewer students eligible for free meals A small group of students in one or more grade levels are identified for intervention based on educational needs. Funds used only for programs that provide instructional services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for assistance, their teachers and parents.

8 FY11 Title I School Roster and type of Title I Program Annapolis Elem. (SW)Maryland City Elem. (TAS) Belle Grove Elem. (SW)Meade Heights Elem. (TAS) Brooklyn Park Elem. (TAS)Mills Parole Elem. (SW) Eastport Elem. (SW)Park Elem. (SW) Ferndale Early Education Center (TAS) St. Marys Elem. (TAS) Freetown Elem. (SW)St. Philip Neri Elem. (TAS) Georgetown East Elem. (SW)Tyler Heights Elem. (SW) Germantown Elem. (SW)Van Bokkelen Elem. (SW) Hilltop Elem. (SW) Marley Elem. (TAS)

9 How are students selected Educational needs in reading and/or math Eligibility based on: Standardized test scores Classroom assessments Report card grades Teacher recommendation

10 Our Title I Program @ Germantown School wide School PreK-5 are serviced through Title I Positions funded through your Title I budget and their job responsibilities for identified students –Stacey WitteTitle I Reading –Donna SchmidtTitle I Math –Patricia TwittyAYP Coach –Blair HanauerInterventionist –Jill ScottInterventionist –Ashley LawsonPreK Teacher –Heather GiustinianiFifth Grade –Mary Stuart KemptonPsychologist –Jackie LesterIA –Denise BrentzelIA –Marirose HubscherIA –Julianne FlanaganIA –Christina AndrewsIA –Tatiana UriaIA

11 Germantowns Parent / Family / Community Involvement Policy Germantown Elementary School faculty and staff believe it is paramount that we build relationships with all stakeholders in order to ensure that all students are successful. We actively seek community involvement from a variety of stakeholders to provide input to the learning process at Germantown. We capitalize on this by using available resources to provide events which educate community members on various aspects of our school culture. Through this joint cooperative effort, the families of Germantown are truly the beneficiaries.

12 Our Home/School Compact Rights and responsibilities of students, parents, and staff to support achievement for all. How would the Home School Compact better reflect your family? Please let us know. The compact will be distributed Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Discuss the importance of the compact as a family over dinner and review the responsibilities frequently. As a school, the compact will be revisited during parent phone calls/conferences, with the students through the morning announcements, and handed out again in January

13 How are Title I Parent Involvement Funds Spent At Our School? Parents are their childrens first and most important teachers. Parent involvement opportunities at our school… Donuts, Dads, Dice, & D.O.G.S.October Guest Reader DayOctober, February, April Science DayNovember Hooked On Learning TBA Grandparents DayTBA International NightFebruary Munchkins, Moms, & MathMay Please be know the dates are tentative. Any suggestions on how to improve a current event or suggestion for a new one? Please let us know of any great ideas your family may want to see at Germantown this school year.

14 County Policy and Title I District-Level Plan Purpose: To ensure a strong home-school-community partnership, and to promote and increase effective and comprehensive involvement practices. Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Title I Office: Recognizes that engaging parents in the education process is essential to improved academic success for all students and that a childs education is a responsibility shared by the school and the family. Works to eliminate barriers that impede family involvement and to create an environment supportive of family involvement programs. Supports the development, implementation, and regular evaluation of parent involvement programs in each school and at the county level.

15 Title I Parent Events within the County Coming Soon to a location Near You! Parent Involvement Conferences Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meetings Sept. 28 th, Oct. 13 th, Jan. 6 th, Apr. 27 th Parent Resource Library on our website Parenting classes Technology classes

16 You Are Invited!!! School Fall Parent Planning Meeting (if necessary): date and purpose (to allow and encourage parents to become involved in the annual revision of the home/school compact, parent involvement policy and plan, and parent involvement budget at the school level) Become a PAC Board Member

17 Some Helpful Parent Resources Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, (valuable parent information and resources) AACPS Title I website AACPS Parent website

18 QUESTIONS??? Please fill out the feedback form & have your child return it to Stacey Witte or Email Stacey Witte, Title I Reading, any ideas

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