WHAT IS TITLE I? Title I is a federal assistance program for schools. Title I resources are used to help students, teachers and parents support student achievement. West Pender Middle School is identiﬁed as a “Schoolwide Title I School”. This means all students and staﬀ qualify for Title I resources.
TITLE I BENEFITS… The Children You as a Parent Teachers and Staﬀ The Entire Community
AS A PARENT IN A TITLE ISCHOOL YOU HAVE RIGHTS… You have the right to SEE PROGRESS REPORTS ON YOUR CHILD AND THE SCHOOL REQUEST INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S TEACHERS’ QUALIFICATIONS OFFER SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT BY SERVING ON THE PARENT ADVISORY BOARD, THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TEAM, AND/OR COMPLETING SURVEYS AS WELL AS CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMPACT AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLANNING
YOU ARE IMPORTANT: We want your participation! It helps when you: Attend school events Talk about homework with your child Show how schoolwork is connected to your life Make appointments to observe, volunteer, and/ or assist in the classroom or school Attend parent trainings – your school receives funds for this!
HOW DOES TITLE I HELP YOUR SCHOOL? Provides additional teachers Provides money for intervention programs Provides money for supplies and materials, including computers and computer software Provides opportunities for parents to be partners with the school in helping children do their best Provides opportunities for teacher training
HOW DOES WEST PENDER MIDDLE SPEND THEIR TITLE I FUNDS? Personnel ($71,000) 1 full time teachers and .1 ESL Teacher .25 oﬃce support Parental Involvement ($1030) Instructional Supplies/Technology ($34,000) Professional Development (5,000) Total Allotment, Approximately $111,000
WPMS IS NO LONGER IN NCLB SANCTIONS (OR) CORRECTIVE THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA WAS GRANTED ESEA FLEXILBILITY WAIVER BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION http://www.ed.gov/esea/ﬂexibility In May of 2012, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction received notice that the US Department of Education approved a waiver to provide more ﬂexibility to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This waiver provides ﬂexibility to many educational areas, and this notice speaks speciﬁcally to the change in qualiﬁcations for School Improvement. Schools will not be identiﬁed for improvement in the same manner resulting in no school sanctions requiring School Choice with transportation or Supplemental Educational Services.
CONTINUED Pender County Schools will no longer oﬀer School Choice transportation, but will honor transfers to those students currently enrolled in a choice school during the 2011-2012. If families would like to remain at their school, they must provide their own transportation. Children enrolled this year may remain at their school until the ﬁnal grade span of the school.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE FUNDS USED FOR SCHOOL CHOICE AND SES? Because of the previously mentioned NCLB waiver, the requirement for School Choice and SES (Supplemental Educational Services) are no longer mandatory as the school is no longer in Corrective Action. The funds used for School Choice and SES have been reallocated 50% is being reserved for a possible federal cut in January 50% has been reallocated to the schools to support instruction and professional development
QUESTIONS?Molly White, DirectorK-8 Curriculum, Instruction and Title I910firstname.lastname@example.orgLeanne Radabaugh, CoordinatorTitle I Parental Involvement910-259-2187