Our mission at Charlotte Park Elementary School is to exceed our Adequate Yearly Progress goals, help students read at or above grade level, and increase the mastery of district standards and/or IEP goals.
Our Vision is to be a professional learning community committed to EXCELLENCE for ALL.
We are in the GREEN!
Common Core Standards
Meet our Teachers
July 28, 2012 Title I School Introduction
… is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments
1965 – Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) into law funding Title I
“ mental and moral benefit of poor and disadvantaged youth”
1960 thru 1970 - Effects of ESEA:
narrowing of the achievement gap
1994 – Bill Clinton reacts & revises – Improving American School's Act to address the widening achievement gap
2001 – George Busch enacted No Child Left Behind (NCLB) which is the reauthorization of ESEA
2004 - Still waiting on the reauthorization NCLB
Design of Title I
The objective is to reduce the achievement gap for poor and
NCLB is requiring a tightening of accountability:
Broadened to focus on all children - subgroups
State Accountability - AYP
Flexibility at local level
Requiring parent options- Choice
High expectation for instructional practices and student achievement requiring the implementation of evidenced-based research initiatives
Title I Schools
have additional opportunities/resources
to academically advance all students
How Our School was Awarded a Title I Allocation Title I is a formula grant that allows money to be awarded to the school based on a determined poverty level. MNPS schools receive an allocation based on their Free and Reduced Meal count (FARM) MNPS schools are awarded an allocation if their FARM count is 50 % or more of their school population
Title I Program
A school’s Title I program can either be implemented as
This is determined individually by every Title I eligible school annually.
Defining a Title I – Schoolwide School Title I schools with percentages of low income students of at least 50 percent may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "schoolwide program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school.
Defining a Title I - Targeted Assistance School MNPS Title I schools with more than 50 percent low income students or that choose not to operate a schoolwide program offer a "targeted assistance program" in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State's challenging academic achievement standards.
Requirements of a Title I School All Title I Schools must determine annually if their school will be a school wide or target assistance program. Parents are asked to vote on the two options at the close of every school year so that resources can be programmed over the summer and ready for the start of the next school year. Title I funds can be programmed only after the type of program – school wide or target assistance- is determined.
Our School Has achieved a ranking of more than 50 % FARM, making us eligible to receive Title I funds.
Title 1 schools must meet certain obligations.
As a parent, you are entitled to know how this money is currently being spent for all of our students and what is being planned for our school!
A PARENT’S RIGHT TO KNOW
You Entitled to Know . . .
the qualifications of those who teach your child,
if your child has been assigned or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.
You have the right to review the school report cards and student progress information
Student progress will be reviewed and discussed during conferences and other forms of communication.
School Status You have the right to know how your school is performing on tests and if the school and the district have achieved “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) If the school fails to make AYP for 2 years in a row, your child may qualify for School Choice.
You have the right to send your child to a safe school.
You may change schools if your child:
is a victim of a violent offense while
still at school
is in a school that has been
indentified as being an unsafe school
Title 1 Expenditures Instruction
Title 1 Funded Staff positions
Materials and supplies for classrooms
Additional books for the library
Extended Day Activities
Expenditures must be directly related to helping a school meet AYP status
Parent Involvement Expenditures
Parent Involvement Meetings
Professional Learning Expenditures
Conferences and Seminars
Collaboration with subject and grade level teams
Continued learning opportunities
Parent Compact & Policy
Our school community has developed a Parent Compact & Policy that outlines student, staff and parent responsibility that will be in place for this school year.
Our school relies on the support of our parents to help raise student achievement
The administration, staff, and students extend an invitation to all parents and community members to partner with our school.
Ways to do so are by attending family activities, conferences, and volunteering to be a member of our school planning committee.