TITLE I OVERVIEW
Title I is a federal program that provides resources to schools to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The purpose of our Title I program is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. The program was created in 1965 as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and in 2002, Title I was reauthorized as a part of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Guidance requires that all Title I schools have an Annual Meeting. This year, Fort Worthington Elementary-Middle School will host the Annual Meeting at Back to School Night on September 14th at 5:30pm. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to share data, programs, budget information and implementation plans for family and community engagement activities with all stakeholders.
TITLE I PARENT RIGHTS
Parents are just as important in the educational process as the student and teacher/school. The No Child Left Behind Act/ Elementary and Secondary Education Act strongly reinforces this belief by stating in law that parents have specific rights. This document outlines the rights of parents being informed and involved in the education of their children.
The school-parent compact is a written agreement between the student, teacher and parent. The compact serves as a clear reminder of everybody’s responsibility to take action at the school and at home so that children can learn what is required of them. The school will work together with parents to develop the School Parent Compact at Fort Worthington EMS.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN
Another requirement of Title I guidance is the Title I Parent Involvement Plan. Parents will be involved in designing this written plan, which will describe how the school will communicate and work with parents to keep them involved and informed.
TITLE I PARENT INVOLVEMENT SPENDING PLAN
Title I Parent Involvement allocation provides funds for the school to implement family engagement activities that support student achievement. The school will create a spending plan in collaboration with parents. Spending should align to the priorities and activities outlined in the Title I Parent Involvement Plan. This money can be used to support the Parent Resource Center, parent workshops, instructional supplies to support learning at home and so much more.
Parents your feedback is very important as we plan for the year! Please use the Title I Parent Involvement Feedback Form to capture your thoughts and feedback. All forms can be returned to the Title I Family and Community Engagement Lead, Mr. Hunt. For additional information at the school please contact Mr. Hunt at 410-396-9161.