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1 1 Welcome to the Title I Annual Meeting for Parents 2013 - 2014

2 2 Why are we here? The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that each Title I School hold an Annual Meeting of Title I parents for the purpose of… –Informing you of your school’s participation in Title I –Explaining the requirements of Title I –Explaining your rights as parents to be involved

3 3 What you will learn… What does it mean to be a Title I school? What is the1% Set-Aside for parental involvement? What is the LEA (Local Educational Agency) Title I Plan? What is the LEA Parental Involvement Policy? What is a SIP (School Improvement Plan)? What is the School-Parent Compact? How do I request the qualifications of my child’s teacher(s)?

4 4 What you will learn… (Continued) How will I be notified if my child is taught by a teacher who is not Highly Qualified? How is the Annual Evaluation of the CMS Parental Involvement Policy conducted? How can I be involved in all of these things I’m learning about?

5 5 What does it mean to be a Title I School? Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding (Title I dollars) to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars are used for… –Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing support –Purchasing supplemental staff/programs/materials/supplies –Conducting parental Involvement meetings/trainings/activities –Recruiting/Hiring/Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers Being a Title I school also means parental involvement and parents’ rights.

6 6 What is the 1% set-aside and how are parents involved? Any district with a Title I Allocation exceeding $500,000 is required by law to set aside 1% of it’s Title I allocation for parental involvement. Each Title I school receives its portion of the 95% to implement school-level parental involvement.

7 7 How our school is using this funding? Teacher professional development Classroom libraries Instructional supplies Kindergarten take home books Student Agendas Weekly Take Home Folders

8 8 What is the CMS Parental Involvement Policy? The parental involvement requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It includes… –CMS’s expectations for parents –How CMS will involve parents in decision-making –How CMS will work to build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement to improve student academic achievement

9 9 How is the evaluation of the CMS Parental Involvement Policy conducted? Evaluation Requirements –Conduct annually –Conduct with Title I parents –Analyze Content and Effectiveness of the current plan –Identify Barriers to parental involvement –Data/Input may include… Parent Survey (Required) Focus Groups Parent Advisory Committees

10 10 What is the CMS Title I Plan? The CMS Title I Plan addresses how the district will use Title I funds throughout the school system. Topics include: –Student academic assessments –Additional assistance provided struggling students –Coordination and integration of federal funds and programs –School programs including pre-school, school choice, and supplemental educational services as applicable. –Parental Involvement Strategies, including the CMS Parental Involvement Policy.

11 11 What is a School Improvement Plan? The SIP is your School Improvement Plan and includes: –A Needs Assessment and Summary of Data –Goals and Strategies to Address Academic Needs of Students –Professional Development Needs –Coordination of Resources/Comprehensive Budget –The School’s Parental Involvement Plan

12 12 What’s included in the School’s Parental Involvement Plan? This plan addresses how the school will implement the parental involvement requirements Components include… –How parents can be involved in decision-making and activities –How parental involvement funds are being used –How information and training will be provided to parents –How the school will build capacity in parents and staff for strong parental involvement

13 13 School Improvement Planning Establish an understanding of the “big picture” of our school’s current state, including student achievement, school environment, teacher community, parent community, and administration Reach a consensus across our school’s community on which needs represent the highest priorities for action based upon the potential to improve overall student and school performance; and Identifying implementation goals and strategies, including specific targets, indicators, and milestones required to address our school’s priorities.

14 14 What is the School-Parent Compact? The compact is a commitment from the school, the parent, and the student to share in the responsibility for improved academic achievement

15 15 Who are the parent leaders at my school? Wanda Maldonado Parent Advocate 980-343-6400 email:

16 16 How can I volunteer to assist my student with school needs? Join the School Improvement Team Volunteer to contact other parents regarding important school information. Ex. – 100% Compact completion Stuff envelops Talk to your neighbors and let them know what is going on at your child’s school. Contact our office at 980-343-6400 to volunteer.

17 17 How do I request the qualifications of my child’s teachers? You, as Title I Parents, have the right to request the qualifications of your child’s teachers Notification to parents regarding teachers not meeting ESEA’s requirements for Highly-Qualified

18 18 On June 2, 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina is in the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work. The full Common Core standards can be viewed at North Carolina's Standard Course of Study has been completely overhauled and new standards are to be implemented in classrooms beginning in 2012-13. Describe Common Core Implementation and professional development at your school site Common Core and NC

19 19 CMS Code of Student Conduct Again this year, all CMS required forms and the Parent- Student Handbook will only be available online. The move to online forms will save the district printing, processing and shipping costs. It also aligns with CMS' efforts to conserve resources and limit paper use. Title I schools will receive 1 printed book per teacher based on teacher allotments. Parents and students may access online at school or home.

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