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Title i overview for parents

Title I Overviewfor parents

What is title i

What Is Title I?

  • As a component of the No Child Left Behind law, Title I is a federally funded grant program designed to support low-achieving children in high poverty public schools, select children in private schools, and any homeless child in Anne Arundel County.

  • Its purpose is to provide additional opportunities and resources for students, teachers, and parents, to ensure that ALL children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain high-quality educationand reach at least proficiency on the State’s academic achievement standards and assessments.

  • Funds are used to support additional academic services, materials, and personnel, professional development and parentinvolvement opportunities.

What is title i cont

What Is Title I? (cont.)

  • The Title I program will provide your child with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom. In most cases these additional services will include all or some of the following services:

    • Smaller classes or special instructional spaces.

    • Additional teachers and aides.

    • Opportunities for professional development for school staff.

    • Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need.

    • A variety of supplementary teaching methods.

    • An individualized program for students.

    • Additional teaching materials which supplement their regular instruction.

How are schools selected

How Are Schools Selected?

  • Schools are selected based on the percentage of students who qualify for free meals (not actually receive but qualify). This data is used for many grants to distribute funds.

  • At least 46% of the students attending the school are eligible for free meals. This percentage can and does change annually based on funding amount.

  • Of the 77 elementary schools in Anne Arundel County, this year there are 16 public schools who are fortunate enough to receive fund and 2 private schools.

There are two types of title i schools

There are Two Types of Title I Schools….

School-wide Schools


Targeted Assistance Schools

School wide schools

School-wide Schools…

  • These elementary schools have the largest percentages of students eligible for free meals.

  • Funds are used to support the entire school


  • Funds should be used to support the instructional needs for the children most at risk of not meeting State standards.

Targeted assistance schools

Targeted Assistance Schools…

  • These schools have fewer students eligible for free meals

  • A small group of students in one or more grade levels are identified for intervention based on educational needs.

  • Funds used only for programs that provide instructional services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for assistance, their teachers and parents.

Title i overview for parents

FY’11 Title I School Rosterand type of Title I Program

Annapolis Elem. (SW)Maryland City Elem. (TAS)

Belle Grove Elem. (SW)Meade Heights Elem. (TAS)

Brooklyn Park Elem. (TAS)Mills Parole Elem. (SW)

Eastport Elem. (SW)Park Elem. (SW)

Ferndale Early Education Center (TAS) St. Mary’s Elem. (TAS)

Freetown Elem. (SW)St. Philip Neri Elem. (TAS)

Georgetown East Elem. (SW)Tyler Heights Elem. (SW)

Germantown Elem. (SW)Van Bokkelen Elem. (SW)

Hilltop Elem. (SW)

Marley Elem. (TAS)

How are students selected

How are students selected

Educational needs in reading and/or math

  • Eligibility based on:

    • Standardized test scores

    • Classroom assessments

    • Report card grades

    • Teacher recommendation

Our title i program @ germantown

Our Title I Program @ Germantown

  • School wide School

  • PreK-5 are serviced through Title I

  • Positions funded through your Title I budget and their job responsibilities for identified students

    • Stacey WitteTitle I Reading

    • Donna SchmidtTitle I Math

    • Patricia TwittyAYP Coach

    • Blair HanauerInterventionist

    • Jill ScottInterventionist

    • Ashley LawsonPreK Teacher

    • Heather GiustinianiFifth Grade

    • Mary Stuart KemptonPsychologist

    • Jackie LesterIA

    • Denise BrentzelIA

    • Marirose HubscherIA

    • Julianne FlanaganIA

    • Christina AndrewsIA

    • Tatiana UriaIA

Germantown s parent family community involvement policy

Germantown’s Parent / Family / Community Involvement Policy

Germantown Elementary School faculty and staff believe it is paramount that we build relationships with all stakeholders in order to ensure that all students are successful. We actively seek community involvement from a variety of stakeholders to provide input to the learning process at Germantown. We capitalize on this by using available resources to provide events which educate community members on various aspects of our school culture. Through this joint cooperative effort, the families of Germantown are truly the beneficiaries.

Our home school compact

Our Home/School Compact

  • Rights and responsibilities of students, parents, and staff to support achievement for all.

  • How would the Home School Compact better reflect your family? Please let us know.

  • The compact will be distributed Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

  • Discuss the importance of the compact as a family over dinner and review the responsibilities frequently.

  • As a school, the compact will be revisited during parent phone calls/conferences, with the students through the morning announcements, and handed out again in January

How are title i parent involvement funds spent at our school

How are Title I Parent Involvement Funds Spent At Our School?

  • Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.

  • Parent involvement opportunities at our school…

  • Donuts, Dads, Dice, & D.O.G.S.October

  • Guest Reader DayOctober, February, April

  • Science DayNovember

  • Hooked On Learning TBA

  • Grandparents DayTBA

  • International NightFebruary

  • Munchkins, Moms, & MathMay

  • Please be know the dates are tentative.

  • Any suggestions on how to improve a current event or suggestion for a new one? Please let us know of any great ideas your family may want to see at Germantown this school year.

County policy and title i district level plan

County Policyand Title I District-Level Plan

  • Purpose:To ensure a strong home-school-community partnership, and to promote and increase effective and comprehensive involvement practices.

  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Title I Office:

  • Recognizes that engaging parents in the education process is essential to improved academic success for all students and that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by the school and the family.

  • Works to eliminate barriers that impede family involvement and to create an environment supportive of family involvement programs.

  • Supports the development, implementation, and regular evaluation of parent involvement programs in each school and at the county level.

Title i parent events within the county coming soon to a location near you

Title I Parent Events within the CountyComing Soon to a location Near You!

  • Parent Involvement Conferences

  • Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meetings

  • Sept. 28th, Oct. 13th, Jan. 6th, Apr. 27th

  • Parent Resource Library on our website

  • Parenting classes

  • Technology classes

You are invited

You Are Invited!!!

  • School Fall Parent Planning Meeting (if necessary): date and purpose (to allow and encourage parents to become involved in the annual revision of the home/school compact, parent involvement policy and plan, and parent involvement budget at the school level)

  • Become a PAC Board Member

Some helpful parent resources

Some Helpful Parent Resources

  • Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, www.maec.org (valuable parent information and resources)

  • AACPS Title I website www.aacps.org/title1

  • AACPS Parent website www.aacps.org/html/Parents/default/asp

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