TITLE I. Academy @ Carrie Frances Thomas Elementary 2013-2014. CONGRATULATIONS!. As a Title I School, our students now have many additional educational opportunities!
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Academy @ Carrie Frances Thomas Elementary
As a Title I School, our students now have many additional educational opportunities!
These opportunities will academically advance all students by providing additional staff, technology applications, high-quality professional development and numerous supplemental educational resources
What is the legal framework for Title 1?
Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965
No Child Left Behind Legislation of 2002
What is the purpose of Title1?
To ensure that ALL children, regardless of economic status :
a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education, and
Reach proficiency on challenging state standards and assessments
How ACFTElementary was Awarded a Title 1 Allocation
Title 1 allocations are awarded based on the number of students who qualify for free /reduced lunch
A campus is eligible to receive funds when the number of students for free/reduced lunch reaches 40%
71.1% of students at ACFT Elementary qualify for free/reduced lunch
2013-2014 Campus Allocation
# Residing – Spring 2013731
#Eligible for free/reduced lunch 520
Free/Reduced Lunch Percentage 71.1%
Per Pupil Allocation $278.78
Campus Allocation $144,963
Defining Title 1Schoolwide Vs. Targeted Assistance
Schoolwide programs use funds and resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise the academic achievement for all students. ALL BISD TITLE I CAMPUSES HAVE SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAMS.
Targeted Assistance programs use funds for supplementary educational services only for a small group of identified children who met criteria determined by the school
Meet the purpose of Title I
School must incorporate instructional strategies based on scientifically based research
Implement parental involvement activities
Supplement, not supplant other efforts
Detail in campus improvement plan how Title I funds will be used.
Title 1 School Requirements cont.
Providing parents notice of “right to know”
Hiring highly qualified staff, including educational assistants
Increased documentation requirements
Provide instruction by highly qualified teachers and educational assistants
Collaboration involving parents and staff
Begin with a comprehensive needs assessment that includes a thorough analysis of student achievement data
Target the student group(s) most in need of academic assistance
Explore the possibilities within budget and compliance guidelines that are aligned with best practice
Conduct annual Title 1 meeting
Offer flexible number of meetings
Include in planning and review of Title I program
Provide information in home language
Provide information about qualifications of teachers and EA’s
Develop a school parent compact
Develop a campus parent involvement policy
Spread the good news!
Stay focused on the targets for improvements.
Participate in planning and Title I evaluation efforts
Encourage families to complete free and reduced lunch forms