Title I OverviewWhat is Title I?
Title I is a partnership between the federal government, the state educational agency and the local school system. It is the largest federal aid program for elementary and secondary schools. The funds provided to schools are used for educational materials/supplies, programs, teacher salaries, professional development, technology software/hardware, and parental involvement (not less than 95% of the 1% reservation in set asides).
Below are components of our Schoolwide Plan:
- Each year the school completes a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP). The plan includes input from parents, teachers, community members, and other stakeholders and consists of sections such as a needs assessment, teacher qualifications, achievement goals, and parental involvement. The school makes this plan available to all parents. All parents are encouraged to review the CIP by 1) visiting the school's website, or 2) requesting the school's office for a copy of the plan.
- The Continuous Improvement Plan includes the schools goals which are parallel to the system's goal. The plan lists these objectives along with strategies and activities that will aid in the implementation of the goals.
- Committees are made up of the school's faculty and staff members. Parent representatives are asked to serve on the School-wide Title I Committee each year. Parents on this committee have the responsibility to seek input from other parents and be the liaison between parents and the school.
- Annual Title I meetings are held at the school at flexible times to inform parents of requirements regarding the Schoolwide Program and to seek input regarding the Continuous Improvement Plan, LEA and School Parental Involvement Policy and Plan, the Home-School Compact, and Program Evaluations.
- All stakeholders are encouraged to assist in developing and reviewing school plans. If parents are dissatisfied with the CIP, school system and school's Parental Involvement Plan/Policy or have concerns, they can submit these to the school principal or the Director of Federal Programs.
- Parents' Right-to-Know is also a component of Title I. This document states that parents have the right to inquire about the qualifications of their child's teacher. If you would like to request this information, simply send a note to your school principal.
- Parent meetings or training sessions will be provided throughout the year. If you have a topic that you feel parents would like to know more about, please give this information to your school principal. Parent surveys will be distributed each year to determine the needs of parents, and to understand the most effective parent involvement strategies.
If you would like additional information, please visit www.enterpriseschools.net . If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school principal or the Federal Programs Department at the Superintendent's office 347-9531 ext. 212.