What is Title 1?
Being a Title 1 School means receiving federal funding (Title 1 dollars) to supplement the school's existing programs. These dollars are used for...
- Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these student's meet the State's challenging content standards.
- Purchasing supplemental staff, programs, materials, and supplies
- Conducting parental involvement meetings, training, and activities
- Recruiting, hiring, retaining Highly Effective Teachers
Any district with a Title 1 Allocation exceeding $500,000 is required by law to set aside 1% of its Title 1 allocation for Parental Involvement. Of that 1%, 5% may be reserved at the district for system-wide initiatives related to parental involvement. The remaining 95% must be allocated to all Title 1 schools in the district. Therefore each Title 1 school receives its portion of the 95% to implement school-level parental involvement.
You, as Title 1 parents, have the right to be involved in how this money is spent.
Title 1 Plan
The district Title 1 Plan addresses how the district will use Title 1 funds throughout the school system.
- Student academic assessments
- Additional assistance provided struggling students
- Coordination and integration of federal funds and programs
- School programs including migrant, pre-school, school choice, and supplemental educational services as applicable.
- Parental Involvement Strategies, including the district Parental Involvement Plan
You, as a Title 1 Parent, have a right to be involved in the development of the district Title 1 Plan.
Campus Improvement Plan
A school's Campus Improvement Plan includes:
- a Needs Assessment and Summary of Data
- Goals and Strategies to Address Academic Needs of Students
- Professional Development Needs
- Coordination of Resources, Comprehensive Budget
- The School's Parental Involvement Plan
You, as Title 1 parents, have the right to be involved in the development of this plan.
Parental Involvement Plan
The school's Parental Involvement Plan addresses how the school will implement parental involvement requirements. Components include...
- How parents can be involved in decision-making activities
- How parental involvement funds are being used
- How information and training will be provided to parents
- How the school will build capacity in parents and staff for strong parental involvement
Title 1 parents have the right to be involved in the development of the Parental Involvement Plan.
Evaluation of the Parental Involvement Plan
- Conducted annually
- Conduct with Title 1 parents
- Analyze Content and Effectiveness of the current plan
- Identify barriers to parental involvement
- Data input may include...
- Parent survey
- Focus groups
- Parent Advisory Committees
- Proces and Timeline
- How the evaluation informs next year's plan
The compact is a commitment from the school, the parent, and the student to share in the responsibility for improved academic achievement. You, as Title 1 parents, have the right to be involved in the development of the School-Parent Compact.