Presentation on theme: "Title I ANNUAL MEETING McEver Arts Academy OCTOBER 16, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Title I ANNUAL MEETING McEver Arts Academy OCTOBER 16, 2014
What is Title I? Title I is a Federal grant that provides funds to schools who qualify based on the socio-economic status of its students Title I funds must supplement district funds A portion of Title I funds must be spent on family involvement
Goals of Title I To help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments To help teachers understand the needs and concerns of students and parents To help parents understand their child and be more involved in the child’s education
School Designations There are several designations that exist according to Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver: Priority School Focus School Title I Alert School Reward School Title I School
Schoolwide Program—MCEver Arts Academy Focus on ALL Academic Areas SIP is on the McEver Website Focus of the plan is to use ARTS Integration to teach the Common Core Curriculum in Reading and Math. Hands-on and meaningful learning opportunities for Science and Social Studies. Integrate Technology and 21 st Century Skills
School Data Overview CRCT Grades 3-5 % of Students Meeting or Exceeding 2013 2014 Reading92%93% English/LA89% Math86%88%* Science67%78% Social Studies65%79%
School & Parent Partnership School works with parents to ensure child’s success School and parents make decisions that affect child’s education School and parent partnerships are built within School Advisory Committee, Title I District Advisory Council and school decision making committees
Parent Involvement Policy/Plan Each Title I school must jointly develop and distribute to parents a written Parent Involvement Policy/Plan The Parent Involvement Policy/Plan describes how the school will carry out the parent involvement requirements including the development of a School- Parent Compact
SCHOOL PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY/PLAN Get INVOLVED… You are your child’s 1 st teacher! Volunteer at our school for events such as Fall Festival, Family Fun Nights, and Latino Festival. Come to the events during the school day such as Thanksgiving Lunch, Grandparents Day, Advance Graduation, Special Programs, or visit the classroom. Join the McPip Program Get involved with the PTO!
School-Parent Compact A written commitment indicating how all members of a school community—parents, teachers, principals, and students agree to share responsibility for improved student achievement The compact sets out the responsibilities of the student, parent and school staff in striving to raise student achievement The compact is to be reviewed and signed each year by the family, student, and teacher
School-Parent Compact—cont. An action plan is written to promote student success by connecting learning and addressing test scores The school-parent compact will describe how families, students, and teachers will work together to achieve the goals of the school improvement plan The compact is a valuable tool to effectively and meaningfully engage the school and the home in supporting the academic development and needs of the students
SCHOOL COMPACT The School’s Responsibilities… The Parent’s Responsibilities… The Student’s Responsibilities…
Parent’s Right to Know-- All Title I schools must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in ESEA. These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. At any time, you may ask: Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching, Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration. You may also ask whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional. If your child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s qualifications. You will be notified if your child has been taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for more than four weeks.
Title I Parent Involvement Budget All districts with Title I, Part A annual allocations above $500,000 must reserve at least 1% of that allocation for parent involvement activities to include promoting family literacy and parenting skills. Parents are asked to provide input as to how they think the money should be spent at the school level.
Parent Involvement Opportunities Parents have opportunities to become involved in the school PTO, Volunteers, McPip, Charter Governing Board, etc. Parents have the right to request meetings with their child’s teacher(s) to make suggestions and ask questions about the education of their child. The school has the responsibility to respond to any such suggestions from parents in a timely manner