What is Title 1?Title I is program funded by the federalgovernment to improve students’ academicachievement.Money is given to school districts to helpchildren meet Florida’s Next GenerationSunshine State Standards.
What is Title 1?The amount of money given to each schooldepends on the number of low-incomefamilies enrolled in the school.South Seminole Middle School is a Title 1School.
How is Title 1 Implemented ?•Title I programs are implemented eitherschool wide or as targeted audienceassistance programs.•Every program uses effective methodsand instructional strategies based onscientifically based research to assiststudents in reaching proficiency onFlorida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test.
How is Title 1 Implemented ? In a school wide program, all studentsreceive supplemental support from theTitle I program.A targeted audience assistance programprovides assistance for the students whohave the greatest need.
What is NCLB?No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is the name given tothe most recent update of the main federaleducation law that, among other things, providesfor Title I funding. NCLB aims to:Raise accountability – by carefully measuringschool progress every yearProvide more financial flexibility – by allowingfederal money to be used to meet school orschool district needs
What is NCLB?Set goals – to improve studentperformance in reading or math. Forexample:improve teacher quality by providing fundsfor professional developmentProvide school choice – if a school doesn’tmeet specific educational standardsMake schools safer – and drug-free
Who decides how Title 1 Funds are Used?Every school has a School Advisory Council (SAC)composed of: Parents, Teachers, Community Members, School Staff, and the Principal who meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the conference room. The School Advisory Council determines how to use Title I funds.
What are Parent’s Rights?•No Child Left Behind (NCLB) allowsparents the right to:•Request the qualifications of your child’steacher•Be notified if your child is taught for morethan four consecutive weeks by a teacherwho is not highly qualified
What are Parent’s Rights?•Request opportunities for regularmeetings with staff in order to makesuggestions * Participate in decisions relating tothe education of your child * Submit a written comment on theschool plan
School Public Accountability ReportThe School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) provides parentsand the community with important information about eachpublic school including: Demographic data, School safety and climate for learning information, Academic data, Graduation rates, Class sizes, Teacher and staff information;, Curriculum and instruction descriptions, Postsecondary preparation information, and AYP information www.doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar
Working TogetherTitle I law requires that all Title I schools andfamilies work together.How we work together is listed in our: School Level Parental Involvement Policy Parent-School Compact Title I Plan (School Improvement Plan)
How Can I be Involved?Parent Advisory Team – PAT- is the name given to thegroup 0f parents and school personnel that write theParent Involvement Policy for the school.Meetings are: at 11:30 am on Oct. 11, Nov. 1, Dec. 6,Jan. 24, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2 at the Educational Support CenterEducational Training Rooms 3 & 4 Second Floor Contact: Kathi Wells email@example.com 407-746-1325
How Can I be Involved?School Advisory Council – SAC- the group ofparents, community members, teachers andprincipal who monitor the budget and SchoolImprovement Plan. Meetings are second Tuesday of everymonth at 6:00 pm @ SSMS Contact: Linion Grace firstname.lastname@example.org 407-746-1303
How Can I be Involved?Parent and Teacher Student Association –PTSA - the group of parents, communitymembers, teachers and administrator whowork together to schedule school functionsand supply mini-grants through fundraising.Meetings are the second Monday of everymonth at 5: 30 pm @ SSMS. Contact: Michael Fitzwater Michael_Fitwater@scps.k12.fl.us
How Can I be Involved? Dividends – a group of parents or community members whoregister through the SCPS volunteer system and participate inschool events, functions, and help in classrooms on a regularor one time basis. Register now: www.scps.k12.fl.us/dividends Contact: Diane Taylor email@example.com 407-746-1305