No Child Left Behind Title I, Part A Program Parent Annual Meeting CHALLENGE EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL Date: 09/01/2016 Presenter: Juan Carlos HernándezDean of Students
Title I Annual Meeting In 2001, the federal government passed the NCLB Act which provided identified schools with federal funds for the purpose of supplementing the instructional program of schools to ensure a high quality education for students that would help them meet the state standard (currently STAAR – State of Texas Assessment for Academic Readiness).
How Schools Qualify • Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage of 40%-100% are considered “school-wide” campuses. • Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage of 35-39% are considered a “targeted assistance” campus. • Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage below 35% are not eligible for Title I funds.
Title I Annual Meeting These “supplemental” federal funds are used to: • Accelerate instruction for struggling students, • Provide professional-development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and adminstrators • Hire certified personnel, • Provide additional resources – technology, personnel, materials, instructional programs, software, and • Encourage parent and family involvement.
Supplemental Dollars? This means that Title I, Part A funds cannot be used to provide services that are required by: • State Law • State Board of Education Rule • Local Policy
CHALLENGE EARLY COLLEGE HS • At Challenge we spend our Title I dollars on: 1…After School Tutorials 2…Extended School Year (Summer School) 3…Teacher Professional Development
Parental Involvement Research has proven that students whose parents are involved in their education have greater success in school.
Parental Involvement Requirements • Parent Notifications (These are regular written communications to inform parents). • Examples of parent notifications are: • School-Parent Compact (These are statements of shared responsibilities). • Parent Involvement Policy (This is a plan to involve parents).
Parental Involvement Requirements • PAC (Parent Advisory Council) Meetings – These are regular face-to-face meetings to provide trainings to parents as well as collaborate with them about the progress of their child’s education. • Parent Involvement Surveys – The External Funding Department will provide a parent survey at the end of the school year to evaluate the campus’ Title I, Part A Parent Involvement Program.
CHALLENGE EARLY COLLEGE HS • At Challenge we want you to be involved. Here are some ways that you can be involved in your child's school: 1…Volunteering during school hours 2…Attending PTO meetings 3…Communicating with teachers
Other Requirements • The Federal Report Card This report card informs parents of the performance of the campus. • At Challenge we send a letter home with an internet link to the report card for our school. • We also make a copy available http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2015/static/summary/campus/c101912323.pdf • https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/account/2016/srch.html?srch=C
CHALLENGE EARLY COLLEGE HS • At Challenge we are committed to using our Title I funds to impact student learning and achievement to the maximum!
Remember that… The External Funding Department (Title I) is fundamentally focused to providing quality support to all Title I campuses and central office staff to ensure that all students achieve academic success. Pamela Evans Manager External Funding Department (Title I)
Questions? Challenge Early College HS Juan Carlos Hernández, Title I Contact Jherna21@houstonisd.org 713-664-9712