What is a Title I School? A school that receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students
Title I Nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program Must meet certain requirements set forth by the government to continue receiving funding
What is the purpose of Title I “…to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.” --U.S. Dept. of Education
How is a school identified as being Title I? Large concentration of low income students – Based on free and reduced lunch numbers Minimum of 40% of students must be enrolled in free and reduced lunch
How are funds spent at SWLE? Teacher salaries Balance spent on things such as the following: technology equipment, books, computer software Parent Involvement
What are the requirements that SWLE must meet to remain Title I? 40% of students must receive free or reduced lunch Complete an annual comprehensive Needs Assessment (sent out in October 2012) Complete a comprehensive plan using the results of the needs assessment Create a Parent Involvement Plan based on the results of the needs assessment
A School Wide Program Must Have: School Wide Reform Strategies Instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers Parental Involvement Additional Support for Students Transition Activities for Preschool Students
In grades 3 through 5 the percentage of students who meet or exceed on the math portion of the CRCT will increase by a minimum of 3%.
In grades 3 through 5, the percentage of students who meet or exceed on the science portion of the CRCT will increase by a minimum 3%.
In grades 3 through 5, the percentage of students who meet or exceed on the social studies portion of the CRCT will increase by a minimum 3%.
SWLE Curriculum Common Core Georgia Performance Standards Cindy Cupp Reading Program Go Math
Testing CRCT (Grades 3 through 5) Writing Test (3 rd and 5 th grade) Student Learning Objective Test (PK- 3 rd grade) Created by RESA District Highly Qualified Teachers Tests Reading/ELA and Math Has Pre/Post Test Components
How does SWLE use Testing Data? Show growth of CCGPS by the end of the school year Identify academically at-risk students for the purpose of Response to Intervention Support promotion and retention decisions
What Should My Child Score to be Proficient? CRCT Passing: 800 Exceeds: 850 (Current cut scores set by DOE) Student Learning Objectives Major goal is to show growth
Parent Involvement The statute defines parental involvement as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring— – that parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning; – that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school; – that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and – that other activities are carried out, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA (Parental Involvement). [Section 9101(32), ESEA.]
Other Activities Seek and Find Spring Fling Family Fun Nights Grade Level PTO Meetings and Programs Grade Level Open House Events BOE Parental Involvement Courses at Laurens Co. Library Regular Communication from teachers
How Parents Hear From Us Weekly newsletters Weekly signed papers Progress Reports Report Cards End of the Year Testing Data Conferences
School-Parent Compact Gives specific examples of what the parent, teacher, and student will do to meet the school wide goals. – Sent at the beginning of each school year – Grade level specific – Signatures required by all parties involved
We Love To Hear From You! Parent Involvement Title I Parent Survey sent in October 2012 Parent Meeting held March 27, 2013
Changes Due to Your Input Better communication with weekly teacher newsletters Use of agendas 1 st -5 th grades More announcements home using automated phone system Parent nights with reports cards
How Can You Get Involved? *Read Newsletters *Review and sign papers *Help your child with homework *Attend Family Fun Nights *Attend PTO meetings
How is Parental Involvement Money Spent at SWLE? Teacher, Student, Parent Agendas Snacks for meetings Materials/Supplies for Title I Family Nights
Is your child’s teacher qualified? YES!!!!!!! EVERY classroom is staffed by a teacher deemed “highly- qualified” under conditions set by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Dates to Remember PTO Dates (followed by grade level open house) Kindergarten- September 10 th First and Second Grades- Nov. 12 th 5th Grade- December 5 th (Theater Dublin) 3 rd and 4 th Grades- February 4 th Pre-K- March 11 th Parent Report Card Nights October 15, 2013 January 6, 2014 March 17 2014 Family Fun Night October 10, 2013 Spring Fling April 25, 2014
How can I contact my child’s teacher? All teacher’s email addresses are located at www.lcboe.net. 478-984-4276