Presentation on theme: "Title I Annual Parent Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 Title I Annual Parent Meeting Starkey ElementaryThursday, August 28, 20145:30-6:30 pmAudrey Chaffin, Principal
2 Agenda Welcome and Introductions All About Title I: Budget Parent’s Right to KnowSchool Parent Involvement Plan (PIP)/ District Parent Involvement Plan (PIP)CompactStandards and TestingParental Involvement
3 What is Title I?Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools.The goal of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child. Its purpose is to address the academic needs of students and to assist them in meeting their state’s academic standards.The program serves millions of children in public elementary and secondary schools each year including eligible students in private schools.Title I funds are used by schools and districts for a variety of programs and activities designed to increase children’s academic achievement (especially in reading and math). Schools work to identify students most in need of educational help. The schools set goals for improvement, measure student progress, using standards set forth by the state of Florida, develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction, and involve parents in all aspects of the program. Title I seeks to provide supplemental support to schools and students that may not be meeting the standards the state has set for all children.Districts receive Title I funds from the federal government (through the Department of Education), and distribute these funds to schools based on the number of low-income students (eligible for free/reduced price lunch). However, low-income is only used to distribute funds to schools.
4 How Title I WorksThe federal government provides funding to states each year for the Title I program.The Florida Department of Education sends the money to our district, Pinellas County Schools.The school district identifies eligible schools and distributes the Title I funds to the school.Starkey Elementary implements a school-wide program, all students benefit from the supplemental services provided by Title I. Every parent is a Title I parent.The Florida Department of Education receives funds from the federal government. Districts receive Title I funds from Department of Education, and the school district distributes these funds to schools based on the percentage of children eligible for free/reduced price lunch; however, students do not have to be from low-income families to receive help.For Title I School-wide Programs: Our students are in a Title I School-wide program. This means that our Title I money can be used to upgrade the educational program in ways that may impact every student in the school . This also means that every parent/guardian of a student in our school is a Title I parent! The schools set goals for improvement, measure student progress, using standards set forth in the state’s Title I plan, develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction, and involve parents in all aspects of the program.
5 Title I Programs Provide Supplemental Support Smaller classesAdditional teachers and paraprofessionals;Additional training for school staffExtra time for instruction (Before and/or after school programs);Parental Involvement ActivitiesA variety of supplemental teaching materials and/or equipmentTitle I funds are used to supplement the program at the school by providing funds which support the following types of activities:Additional teachers and paraprofessionals to create smaller classesAdditional training for school staffExtra time for instruction (Before and/or after school programs)Parental Involvement ActivitiesA variety of supplemental teaching methods and materials
6 Title I Budget Connect For Success (laptops for 3rd and 4th grade) Starkey Elementary is provided $183,000 to pay for services and programs for our students. The Title I Parent Involvement budget is $We use our Title I funds to pay for the following:Connect For Success (laptops for 3rd and 4th grade)Two additional hourly teachers and an intervention specialistAdditional professional development for school staffPromise Time- Extended Learning ProgramPurchase of iPads and Kindles for more technology supportA variety of supplemental teaching materials and/or equipmentInform participates of the total Title I funds the school receivesDescribe your Title I program and what it looks like1% of these funds are used to provide Parent Involvement activitiesHow and when will parents help to determine how that money is spent?Describe how parent involvement funds were used the previous year.Explain that parents must have the opportunity to help decide how the parent involvement funds are used and what type of parent involvement activities they want or need to help their kids do better in school.
7 Title I BudgetParents can assist in deciding how to use Title I funds…you have the right to be involved. All Title I schools must maintain documentation that demonstrates parent input into their budgets and plans.Every school has a School Advisory Council (SAC) composed of parents, teachers, other staff members, Principal and students (at Middle and High School)Input from the Principal, School Advisory Council, parents, and the school’s staff determines how to allocate or use Title I funds.Explain the process the school uses to involve parents in the decision-making process. Explain that parents are critical to this process.Provide information on all of the opportunities parents have to participate.Opportunities to Volunteer:Describe the various opportunities for parents to volunteer or become involved in your school. Some examples might include:In the school, in classrooms, or on fieldtripsDecisions and Planning on How to Use Title I School Parent Involvement FundsDistrict/School Councils - meetings throughout the year where parents participate in school-wide program planning, and decide how to use the Title I parent involvement fundsSchool Parent Councils
8 Parent’s Right to KnowAs a Title I parent you have the right to be involved in the development of the following plans and documents for our school:School Improvement Plan (SIP)CompactParent Involvement Plan (PIP) for the school and districtrequest and attend meetings to express your opinions and to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of your children,*Please review these documents and attend meetings or complete surveys to share your input…we need and want you to be involved.Parents’ Rights under No Child Left Behind (NCLB)Request the qualifications of your child’s teacherBe notified if your child is taught for more than 4 consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualifiedRequest opportunities for regular meetings with staff in order to make suggestionsParticipate in decisions relating to the education of your childSubmit a written comment on the school-wide program plan when the school makes the plan available to the district (if you are not satisfied with the plan)
9 Parent’s Right to KnowBe provided information on your child’s level of achievement on assessments in Reading/Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, and ScienceRequest and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher and paraprofessionals that are working with your childPrincipal’s attestationsBe informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks.EOC= End of Course ExamFSA= Florida Standards AssessmentsPrincipal Attestations= the number of teachers that are highly qualified or teaching out of field
10 School Public Accountability Report Card (SPAR) School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) provides parents and the community with important information about each public schoolDemographic dataSchool safety and climate for learning informationAcademic dataGraduation ratesClass sizesTeacher and staff informationCurriculum and instruction descriptionsPostsecondary preparation informationAvailable at the school office or online at
11 Educational Standards Florida’s academic content standards establish high expectations for all students. Common Core Standards identify what your child needs to know and be able to do in all content areas. You may read more information by visiting, . Also, your child’s teacher will be able to explain the standards for your child’s grade level.
12 School’s CurriculumCommon Core Standards form the framework of everything taught at school.CurriculumReadingMathematicsWritingScienceThis slide is optional if this will be discussed in the child’s classroom.School’s CurriculumDescribe and explain the curriculum (example: McMillan K-5, Everyday Math, Write Tools, etc.)
13 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Information concerning the assessment schedule may be found atThis slide is optional if this will be discussed in the child’s classroom.
14 Working together!Title I law requires that all Title I schools and families work together.How we work together is listed in our:School Level Parental Involvement Plan (PIP)Parent-School CompactSchool Improvement Plan (SIP)Parents can also read the District’s Parent Involvement Plan (LEA PIP) at under Title I, a copy is at our Title I Parent StationSection 1118 of No Child Left Behind requires meaningful involvement of parents in the decisions made at the school. Specifically, parents are required to be involved in the development, implementation, review and revisions of the Parent Involvement Policy, School-wide Plan (School Improvement Plan) and the Parent-School Compact. Parents are also required to be involved in the development of district wide policies.Title I District Parent Policy – how the district involves parents and build schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parent involvement and to help their children succeed. Must be reviewed and revised annually with parents.Distribute a copy of the District Parent Involvement Policy and review.Explain that Title I parents can be involved in reviewing and updating the policy each year (provide the dates/times for the meeting if available)Title I School Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) - how the school involves parents in organized, ongoing and timely ways in the planning, review and improvement of programs and provide opportunities for parents to learn how to work with our children to improve their achievement. Must be reviewed and revised annually with parents.Distribute a copy of the School Parent Involvement Policy and review.Title I School-Parent Compact – outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Must be reviewed and revised annually with parents.Distribute a copy of the School Parent Compact to review and discussExplain that Title I parents can be involved in reviewing and updating the school/parent policy each year (provide the dates/times for the meeting if available)
15 Parent-School Compact Every Title I School has a Compact. It is an agreement between the parent, student, and school to encourage the highest student achievement Starkey Elementary’s Compact will be handed out to you at this time Please review and sign your child’s Compact, then return it to your child’s teacher.Title I School-Parent Compact – outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Must be reviewed and revised annually with parents.Distribute a copy of the School Parent Compact to review and discussExplain that Title I parents can be involved in reviewing and updating the school/parent policy each year (provide the dates/times for the meeting if available)
16 Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) Requirements Involve parents in a meaningful way in the development, implementation, and review of the parental involvement programs.SACPTAThe PIP needs to be completed by September 12th. There will be a meeting to give input on September 9th at 3 pm.Include times, dates, and purpose of the groupsContact Megan Esposita at if you have any questionsProvide information on the specific committees that parents can be involved. Include the purpose, date and time of meetings.Explain the PIP and its purpose, let them know that the PIP will be approved in October and they will receive a PIP summary
17 Parent Involvement Plan Requirements Convene a Title I annual meeting to inform parents about Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program.Offer meetings at flexible times to maximize participationConvene Annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students of Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program.Offer meetings at flexible times to maximize participation
18 Parent Involvement Policy Requirements Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs.Notes will be placed in student agendasSchool marquee will relay informationFlyers with event information will be sent home.What works for you? Let us know how we can assist youProvides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs.list the multiple ways the school uses to communicate,ask for input on methods that work for attendees; use the feedback to improve
19 Parent Involvement Plan Requirements Assists parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.Curriculum nights are planned for each grade levelParent/teacher conferences will occur multiple times throughout the school yearData folders and information will be sent home to parentsAssists parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.List the opportunities planned to meet this requirement
20 Support our school and your child’s education…we need you! Share a love of learningRead to your childAsk your child to read to youLimit TV timeVisit the Title I Family Resource LibraryReview the Compact throughout the yearKeep Portal info up to dateVolunteerShow interest in your child’s school dayAsk her/him questionsCheck homeworkPraise their effortsEncourage good study habitsCommunicate with the teachers and other staffAttend workshops/conferencesParticipate in giving your input for our SIP, PIP, and budgetUse this slide to encourage parents to be actively engaged with their child and the school
21 Title I Parent StationOur school’s Title I Parent Station is located in the front officeYou will find a copy of our School’s PIP, the School District’s PIP, Parent’s Right to Know Memo, Upcoming Events, Compact, and information to help you with your student.Where is your station?Inform parents about information that can found at the station…School’s PIP, LEA PIP, Parents Right to Know, SIP, Portal information, etc.
22 Parent Advisory Council (PAC) The District has a Parent Involvement Plan (LEA PIP). The Parent Advisory Council is responsible for reviewing and revising it. PAC meets with the District’s Title I Family Education Specialist. PAC meets twice a year, if you are interested in representing our school please notify, Megan Esposita at
23 Title I Family LibraryAll Title I families may visit the Title I Library located at th Street South St. Petersburg, FL A great place to check out books and games… you don’t need a library card and no there are no late fees. Each time your child visits the library they will receive a FREE BOOK! We’re open Monday & Thursday 8:30- 6:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-3:30 For more information you may contact ext. 2007