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  • 1. Title I Annual Orientation 2012-2013 Federal Support for World-Class Schools Berkmar Middle School August 28, 2012 1
  • 2. Agenda• Slide Show Presentation: Title I Orientation• Title I Overview Georgia’s New Accountability and School Status• Title I Planning• Needs Assessment• Title I Budget: 410 Budget, Set Aside• Title I Parent Center• Title I Documents: Parent Involvement Policy, Action Plan, School/Parent Compact• Parents’ Rights• Parent Information Resource Center• Volunteering and Parent Needs• Questions/Answers 2
  • 3. Title I Overview• The goal for our program tonight is to provide information to you about Berkmar Middle School’s Title I Program.• As a Title I School, we receive funds from the federal government to provide additional resources to assist with the education of our at-risk children.• We qualify for these additional funds because a large percentage of our students receive free or reduced meals at our school.• The Title I funds received by our school are used to supplement the state and local funds allocated to our school. 08/13/2012 3
  • 4. Title I Overview (cont’d)• Our school operates a Title I Schoolwide Program model.• The goal of our Title I Program is to ensure every child is able to learn and perform at levels that meet or exceed the state academic standards.• The Title I federal funds we receive help to achieve this goal.• These additional resources allow us to provide enhanced instructional programs for our most at-risk students and the opportunity for our parents to be involved in their children’s education. 08/13/2012 4
  • 5. Title I Overview (cont’d)• All of our students benefit from Title I funds through: • additional teachers to lower class sizes; • professional development and release days for our teachers; • our on-site Parent Center; • technology; • math, reading, social studies, and science labs; and • supplemental instructional materials• To continue receiving these funds, there are guidelines we must follow to comply with requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Education. 08/13/2012 5
  • 6. Georgia’s New Accountability• An application, requesting flexibility through waivers of ten Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) requirements and their associated, regulatory, administrative and reporting requirements, was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).• On February 9, 2012, Georgia’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver was approved by the USED. 08/13/2012 6
  • 7. Georgia’s New Accountability• Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the Georgia Department of Education will use preset formulas to determine which schools (state-wide) are in need of the most support to improve the academic performance of students.• Student performance data from the 2010-2011 school year was used to determine which schools are categorized as:  Priority  Focus  Alert• Current data from the 2011-2012 school year is now available to provide more accurate information on our students’ performance. 08/13/2012 7
  • 8. New Categories for SchoolsPriority Schools:• Identified every three (3) years• Five percent (5%) of Title I Schools:  The lowest performing Title I Schools in Georgia, based upon student achievement (all students group) on statewide assessments  Schools that have demonstrated a lack of progress on statewide assessments, over a number of years (all students group)  Title I participating or Title I eligible high schools with a graduation rate of less than sixty percent (60%) over a number of years  Tier I or Tier II schools under the School Improvement Grant (SIG) Program, currently using SIG funds to implement interventions 08/13/2012 8
  • 9. New Categories for SchoolsFocus Schools:• Identified every three (3) years• Ten percent (10%) of Title I schools with:  graduation rate of less than 60% over past two years;  the largest within-school gaps between subgroups (highest achieving versus lowest achieving); or  the largest within-school (high school) gaps in graduation rates.Alert Schools:• Both Title I and Non-Title I Schools• Identified annually• Categorized as Graduation Alert, Subgroup Alert, or Subject Alert 08/13/2012 9
  • 10. Title I Planning• Our Schoolwide Plan (SWP) aligns with the Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI), which addresses the areas in which we want to improve, so that all of our students will be successful.• Our SWP Plan includes: • a needs assessment, • a detailed description of the academic programs and activities available to improve student achievement; • our school plan for working with our parents to become partners in their children’s education; and • the Title I Budget, federal funds that the school receives to assist in accomplishing the goals outlined in the Schoolwide Plan. 08/13/2012 10
  • 11. Title I Planning• All parents were invited to participate in our Title I Planning Process• Other participants include administrators, teachers, community members, and students (high school)• During the planning, we worked together to: • Conduct a needs assessment by reviewing three years of student data, in addition to surveys, evaluations, and other feedback; • Determine our school’s strengths and areas for improvement • Set goals for improvement • Determine how to spend Title I funds allocated to the school to improve academic achievement of our low performing students • Revise our Schoolwide Plan for Improvement 08/13/2012 11
  • 12. Title I Planning We invite you to participate in our Title I Planning MeetingOur Title I Planning meeting was held on Thursday, Aug. 16th. If you would like to participate in any future Title I planning meetings, please contact Ms. Martin in the Parent Center. 08/13/2012 12
  • 13. Needs Assessment• Each summer, school faculty meet to review and discuss school data. This data includes the following:• Non-academic data including: • Class Size Data, Stability and Mobility Rates, Student Attendance ~ Absent over 15 days, Student Ethnicity ~ October FTE Count Days, Socio Economic Data ~ Free and Reduced Lunch Rate, Discipline Data• Parent, Student, and Staff Surveys Results• ESEA Waiver for the 2012 Performance Year • Participation • Reading, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science 2012 CRCT Scores • Historical 4 year trends for all subgroups in Reading, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science CRCT Scores• ITBS Results: Reading, Language Arts and Math, 2011-12• 2012 Grade 8 Writing Assessment• Gwinnett County Accountability and Assessment System Assessments• Once reviewed, a detailed decision is reached regarding the needs of our school. 08/13/2012 13
  • 14. Needs Assessment (cont’d)Berkmar Middle School’s needs assessment revealed areas forimprovement in Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social studies. In addition, concerns were found in the area of technology indicating a need to increase student access to technology and ensuring all content teachers have equivalent resources.Note – Title I expenditures must be linked to our school’s indentified academic needs in one or more of the four core areas: Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. 08/13/2012 14
  • 15. Needs Assessment (cont’d)The information below details our school’s current needs:• Reading -Professional development activities, extended learning time, textbooks for ELL, Reading/Language Arts ELT• Writing – Professional development activities, Writing ELT program• Math –Printing for math support booklets, 3 additional math, Math ELT program professional development activities• Science – Professional development activities, extended learning time, release days, science materials• Social Studies –Professional Development Activities, extended learning time, release days, social studies supporting materials (Coach Books)• Discipline –Professional development for new and returning teachers on the BMS discipline plan• Technology, etc. – Software programs for student learning (Star Reading and Math), Smartboard and Smart Responders, toners and cartridges, and computer hardware 08/13/2012 15
  • 16. Title I Budget - 410Fund 410 Allocation = $440,080 Title I School-wide Program Positions = $ 294,385 • 1 6th grade teacher – Social Studies , 1 6th grade teacher - -Math, 1 7th grade teacher – Science, 1 7th grade teacher – Math, 1 8th grade teacher – Social Studies , 1 8th grade teacher – Math Direct Instruction = $118,471 • SMART boards and Student Response systems that are used in the classroom to support teaching and learning, Afterschool and Saturday ELT programs, STAR Reading and Math, Mobile Laptop labs, supplies for ELT Program Instructional Support = $24,453 • Provides opportunities for teachers to attend conferences that support teaching and learning, conference travel and registration, professional development stipends, release days for instructional planning Parent Involvement = $2,771 • Salary for interpreters, childcare, presenters, postage, Coach books and supplies, refreshments, printing 08/13/2012 16
  • 17. Parent Involvement Set Aside• For the 2012-2013 school year, Gwinnett County Public Schools has received approximately $35,575,625 for Title I.• By law, one percent (1%) of the total amount received is “set aside” for parent involvement. The parent involvement set aside for 2012-2013 is $3,800,000, which is greater than the required 1%.• One hundred percent (100%) of the parent involvement set aside goes directly to the Title I Schools.• Gwinnett County Title I Principals have all agreed to combine each school’s parent involvement funds to provide a Parent Instructional Support Coordinator (PISC) at each Schoolwide Program School. 08/13/2012 17
  • 18. Title I Parent Center• The Berkmar Middle School’s Parent Center is in the front 7th grade hallway, second door on the right, room 1.209B.• The Parent Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:15 a.m-4:15 p.m.• The Parent Instructional Support Coordinator (PISC) is Melissa Martin. 770-279-6401 Melissa_L_Martin@gwinnett.k12.ga.us 08/13/2012 18
  • 19. Title I Parent Center (cont’d)• The Parent Center resources and the PISC are available to support you in meeting the instructional needs of your children.• The Center will be offering many workshops/training sessions for parents throughout this school year. Remember, our Parent Center is a place you can always go for assistance. 08/13/2012 19
  • 20. Title I Parent Handbook The Title I Parent Handbook provides you withdetailed information about Title I from the district, state, and federal level. Contact information is available for the GCPS Title I office. 08/13/2012 20
  • 21. Title I Parent Involvement Policy• The Title I Parent Involvement Policy describes our plan for involving you and other parents in your children’s education.• A copy of the our school’s Title I Parent Involvement Policy is sent home with each student. It is also available on our school’s website: http://onmycalendar.com/Sites/BerkmarMS/home.html?• The Gwinnett County Public Schools Parent Involvement Policy is printed in the Title I Handbook issued to all parents of students attending Title I Schools. That policy is also available on the Gwinnett County Public Schools website: gwinnett.k12.ga.us 08/13/2012 21
  • 22. Title I Parent Action Plan• The School’s Title I Parent Involvement Action Plan provides detailed information about the workshops/training sessions that will be presented through the school’s Parent Center for parents this school year.• Invitations and reminders about these events will also be posted on our school’s website. 08/13/2012 22
  • 23. Title I School-Parent Compact• One way to support student achievement is through a Title I School/Parent Compact.• The Compact is an agreement made by administrators, teachers, parents, and students about the kinds of things each will do to ensure that children are meeting grade level expectations.• Research shows that when parents know what their children are doing in school and help support them at home, children will be more successful in school.• Parents are invited to participate in Title I planning to help revise our School-Parent Compact every year. 08/13/2012 23
  • 24. Title I Parent Receipt of Documents• The Title I Parent Involvement Packet includes the following documents:  Title I Parent Handbook  School Parent Involvement Policy  Title I Parent Involvement Action Plan  Title I School/Parent Compact• This packet also includes a letter called the Title I Receipt of Documents which needs to be signed and returned to the school by your child.• The signed receipt of documents lets the school know that parents have all of the Title I documents in their possession. 08/13/2012 24
  • 25. Parents’ RightsAs a parent, you have rights that you should understand:• You have the right to request information about the qualifications (certification and teaching credentials) of your child’s teacher or paraprofessional.• You have rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) to be notified of any planned student activities and surveys for marketing services and certain physical examinations conducted by the school district. In addition, you have the right to review and opt out of such surveys and activities. 08/13/2012 25
  • 26. Parents’ Rights (cont’d)• You have the right under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 to protect the privacy of your child’s education records.• High Schools under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must comply with a request by a military recruiter or an institution of higher education for secondary students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers, unless you as a parent opt out of providing such information. 08/13/2012 26
  • 27. Parents’ Rights (cont’d)• If you have complaints or concerns about our school’s Title I Program, you may submit them to Kelly Paurowski, the Title I Assistant Principal (AP).• The Title I AP may be reached by phone at 770-279-6400, by email at Kelly_Paurowski@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or by visiting the school. The Title I AP’s office is located in the 7th Grade Office. This process is also included in the Parents’ Rights handout.• All of these parent rights are also listed in the Title I Parent Handbook and the Gwinnett County Student Handbook you received at the beginning of the school year. 08/13/2012 27
  • 28. Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC)• The National Parental Information Resource Center (PIRC) Grant was not approved in the 2011 budget that ended September 30, 2011.• The Georgia PIRC will no longer be in existence after September 2012. • With the closing of PIRC, you may use resources offered through Communities in Schools of Georgia 600 West Peachtree Street, Suite 1200 Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Main: (404) 888-5784 Website: cisga.org 08/13/2012 28
  • 29. Reminders• Please make sure that you sign–in on the parent sign-in sheets located on the table as you entered the Media Center for tonight’s Title I Annual Orientation Meeting.• Before leaving, please complete the evaluation and drop it in the box located on the table with the sign-in sheets. Thank you!• We also ask that you sign-in in the front lobby before going to the areas designated for Curriculum Night. We appreciate your help in documenting your involvement in our school’s parent programs. 08/13/2012 29
  • 30. Title I Schoolwide Programs support Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Vision To become a system of world-class schoolswhere students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful as they continue their educationat the post secondary level and/or enter the work force. 08/13/2012 30
  • 31. Thanks Thank you to all of our parents, our students,our teachers, and our staff for your commitment toour school and for being here tonight. Together we can attain success for all of our students. As the achievement standards continue to rise,we will meet the even higher goals that have been set for us this year. 08/13/2012 31

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