Mt. Zion Middle Title I Parent and Stakeholder Meeting Monday, September 16, 2013 5:45 pm Mt. Zion Middle School Gym
The Purpose of the Meeting • To inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I • To explain the requirements of Title I • To explain the rights of parents to be involved
What Will You Learn. . . . • What does it mean to be a Title I School? • What is the 1% Set Aside for Parental Involvement? • What is the LEA Title Plan? • What is a Title I Schoolwide Plan?
What Will You Learn. . . . • What is a School-Parent Compact? • How do I request the qualifications of my child’s teacher? • How will I be notified if my child is taught by a teacher who is not Highly Qualified? • How can I become involved with Title I?
What is a Title I School? • Schools receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. The funds are used to:
How are Title I Funds Used? • Each school system receives federal funds based upon the poverty level • (Number of students receiving free/reduced—F/R lunch)
How are Title I Funds Used? The school system is required to set aside money in certain areas to include (FY13):
How are Title I Funds Used? • After set asides have been addressed, the remaining funds are allocated to each participating school based upon the number of students who receive F/R Lunch • FY13 LEA Allocation--$3,784,176
Parental Involvement1% Set Aside • School Systems exceeding $500,000 in Title I funds are required to set aside1% for Parental Involvement • Of the 1% Parent Involvement Set Aside: Title I Parents have a RIGHT to know how the funds are spent.—Title I Parent Coordinator and Resources for Parent Center/Parent Involvement Plan/Supplies
LEA Title I Plan The LEA Title I Plan addresses how the LEA will use Title I funds throughout the school system. Topics include: Title I Parents have a RIGHT to be involved in the LEA Title I Plan.
LEA Parental Involvement Plan This plan addresses how the LEA will implement the parental involvement requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It includes… Title I Parents have a RIGHT to be involved in the development of this plan.
Title I SIPSchoolwide Plan The SIP is your school’s Title I School Improvement Plan (Schoolwide Plan)and includes: • A Needs Assessment and Summary of Data • Goals and Strategies to Address the Academic Needs of the Students • Professional Development Needs • Coordination of Resources/Comprehensive Budget • The School’s Parental Involvement Plan Title I Parents have a RIGHT to be involved in the development of this plan.
School’s Parental Involvement Plan This plan addresses how the school will implement the parental involvement requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Components include. . . Title I Parents have a RIGHT to be involved in the development of their school’s Parental Involvement Plan
School-Parent Compacts • A commitment from the school, the parent(s), and the student to share in the responsibility for improved academic achievement. • Compact Distribution-by school • Must have one back from each student and parent in the school. Title I Parents have a RIGHT to be involved in the development of the School-Parent Compact
“Parent’s Right to Know” • Parents have a right to request the qualifications of their child’s teachers • Parents Right to Know Letter and Student Handbook-Mailed home Title I Parents have a RIGHT to know the qualifications of teachers.
Parent Notification of Non-Highly Qualified (HiQ) Teacher • For the FY13 School Year, Carroll County Schools had. . . • 99.83% Highly Qualified Teachers • 100% Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals • Mt. Zion Middle has 100% Highly Qualified Teachers • Notification to parents regarding teachers not meeting NCLB’s requirements for Highly Qualified • How parents are notified-Letters mailed home
Title I Parent Surveys • Process and Timeline-Spring of each year • How the evaluation informs next year plan-Feedback helps planning for next year
School Annual Title I Meeting Title I Schools are required to host an Annual Title I Meeting each year
Title I Reward Schools Highest-Performing Schools Ithica Elementary Roopville Elementary High Progress Schools Central Elementary Mt. Zion Elementary Sharp Creek Elementary Villa Rica Elementary Villa Rica Middle
Title I Priority School Temple High School
Title I Focus Schools Bowdon Middle School Mt. Zion Middle School Temple Middle School
Flexible Learning Program • The (3) Focus Schools are required to develop a Flexible Learning Program Plan • What are Focus Schools? Have a significant achievement gap between 2 subgroups in one or more performance area—Students with Disabilities/Hispanic Students in Math • What is a Flexible Learning Program Plan (FLP Plan)? Mt. Zion Middle-Offers FLP Math classes during connections time for students who meet the criteria • For more information, please contact Mrs. Robison at the school
Comprehensive LEA Plan • What is the Comprehensive LEA Plan (CLIP)? • Parental Involvement--CLIP
Parent Information and Resource Center • Parent Resource Areas in Schools-Located in our Data Room
Title I Complaint Procedures • Grounds for a Complaint • Federal Programs for Which Complaints Can Be Filed • Procedures for Filing a Complaint • Complaint Form
Overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth www.naehcy.org National Center for Homeless Education www.serve.org/nche
Causes of Homelessness • Lack of affordable housing • Deep poverty • Health problems • Domestic violence • Natural and other disasters • Abuse/neglect (unaccompanied youth) NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org
Eligibility—Who is Covered? • Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence— • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations • Living in emergency or transitional shelters • Abandoned in hospitals NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org
Eligibility— Who is Covered? (cont.) • Awaiting foster care placement • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc. • Migratory children living in above circumstances NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org
Local HomelessEducation Liaisons • Every LEA must designate a liaison for students in homeless situations • Responsibilities • Ensure that children and youth in homeless situations are identified • Ensure that homeless students enroll in and have full and equal opportunity to succeed in school • Link with educational services, including preschool and health services NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org
Local HomelessEducation Liaisons (cont.) • Inform parents, guardians, or youth of educational and parent involvement opportunities • Post public notice of educational rights • Resolve disputes • Inform parents, guardians, or youth of transportation services, including to the school of origin NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org
School Stability—Key Provisions • Children and youth experiencing homelessness can stay in their school of origin or enroll in any public school that students living in the same attendance area are eligible to attend, according to their best interest • School of origin—school attended when permanently housed or in which last enrolled • Best interest—keep homeless students in their schools of origin, to the extent feasible, unless this is against the parents’ or guardians’ wishes NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org
School Selection—Key Provisions • Students can stay in their school of origin the entire time they are homeless, and until the end of any academic year in which they move into permanent housing • If a student becomes homeless in between academic years, he or she may continue in the school of origin for the following academic year • If a student is sent to a school other than that requested by a parent or guardian, the district must provide a written explanation to the parent or guardian of its decision and the right to appeal NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org
Transportation—Key Provisions • LEAs must provide students experiencing homelessness with transportation to and from their school of origin, at a parent’s or guardian’s request (or at the liaisons request for unaccompanied youth) • If the student’s temporary residence and the school of origin are in the same LEA, that LEA must provide or arrange transportation; if the student is living outside of the school of origin’s LEA, the LEA where the student is living and the school of origin’s LEA must determine how to divide the responsibility and share the cost, or they must share the cost equally NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org
Homeless UnaccompaniedYouth—Key Provisions • Definition: youth who meets the definition of homeless and is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian • Liaisons must help unaccompanied youth choose and enroll in a school, after considering the youth’s wishes, and inform the youth of his or her appeal rights • School personnel must be made aware of the specific needs of runaway and homeless youth. NCHE • www.serve.org/nche • NAEHCY • www.naehcy.org