Presentation on theme: "What is Title 1? O It is a federal formula grant. O It is the largest federal grant the Fayette County Public Schools receives."— Presentation transcript:
What is Title 1? O It is a federal formula grant. O It is the largest federal grant the Fayette County Public Schools receives.
How Title 1 works O The federal government provides funding to school districts each year. O School districts identify schools that are eligible to receive funds.
A Title 1 school works to: O identify students most in need of educational help O set goals for improvement O measure student progress, according to KCAS/CCR O develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction O involve parents in all aspects of the program
Two types of Title 1 programs O Schoolwide programs Schools with 40% or more of its children from low- income families can develop schoolwide Title 1 programs to serve all students. Schoolwide programs can combine Title 1 funds with federal, state, and local funds to improve school programs. O Targeted assistance programs Schools with 35-39% of its children from low-income families can have a Targeted Assistance Program. These schools will work out a plan to make sure that children served by Title 1 meet KY’s achievement standards. Targeted assistance programs cannot combine federal, state, and local funds.
As a parent, you’re part of the Title 1 team! O The parent-school compact states the goals and responsibilities of both parents and schools. O The parent involvement policy helps parents understand and take part in the school’s efforts.
Our School’s Title 1 Grant O Our School’s Title 1 Grant for 2013-2014 is $420,420 which pays for 6 staff. O 3 Intervention Teachers, 2 Special Area Teachers, and when combined with others, an additional Kindergarten Teacher O It also pays for professional development, instructional materials, interpreters, and after school tutoring. O Our school has a Title 1 Schoolwide Program which focuses on improving student achievement in all academic areas.
Intervention Teachers O Teach reading or math to Tier 2 and Tier 3 students in small groups. O Teachers also use AIMS web to progress monitor students in the lowest 25th percentile on the MAP test
Physical Education Teacher O Teaches the importance of maintaining a healthy way of life, through both exercise and positive lifestyle choices O Engages children in physical activity
Science Lab Teacher O Teaches grade level Science content instruction for grades K-5 O Plans and implements science activities for optimum learning through demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on experiments
Kindergarten Teacher O Teaches literacy in a whole group setting and differentiates literacy skills in small groups O Teaches Math in a whole group setting and differentiates math skills in small groups O Teaches Science and Social Studies Instruction
Our school needs you! O Learn about your Title 1 program. O Attend school events. O Visit the classrooms. O Volunteer to help. O Join parents’ organizations. O Attend parent-teacher conferences. O Keep teachers informed of events that might affect your child’s work or behavior.