We are a Title I School What does this mean?
We are Title I because… • Our school has a high number of students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Price Lunch. • We receive additional federal money to help increase student achievement in our school. • School wide/School Improvement Plans (SIP) were written to clearly define how the money will be spent. You are welcometo attend a PTO meeting or come to the office to see the SIP.
We are Title I because… • All educational funds in our schools, including Title I, support a standards based education. --1% of the schools Title I budget will be spent on parent involvement. You have the right to have input as to how this money is spent. You can learn more by contacting your PTO or PAC parent representative or attending those meetings.
What is AYP? • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a federal performance measure, which is based on the percent of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the MAP. • It looks at overall performance of a school • And it looks at the performance of SPED, F/R Lunch and different ethnic groups.
How does it affect us? • We are a FOCUS school: • Our school is required to adopt research based interventions to increase overall student achievement. • We will create an aggressive plan that addresses our needs for school improvement. • We will improve classroom instruction • We will use data and document our progress monthly
Parent Compact • A Parent Compact is an agreement between the school and a family to improve student performance. • The compact is part of the School wide/ School Improvement Plan and was sent home with your child on the first day of school.
Highly Qualified Teachers • You have the right to know the qualifications of the teachers in your school. • You will receive a letter of notification in the Fall if your child is being taught by a teacher who does not meet the federal requirements.