Our Title I facilitator ensures that the school-wide plans are coordinated and research based to benefit students in their classroom activities, the faculty in their ongoing professional development, and families for supportive involvement. Needs assessments through surveys, observations, evaluation, data analyses and performance outcomes help determine use of funds for our school.
Each Title I school is required to ask for input from parents regarding the development of a parent involvement policy. This policy explains how the school plans to work with parents to review and improve parent programs and describes how parents can participate in planning these programs. If you have any concerns or suggestions for our Home-School Compact or our Parent Policy, please contact Kim Sunderland, Title I Facilitator, at 820-4090.
As per ESSA, families may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers, including:
* Whether the teacher has met State qualification and certification requirements for the grade levels and subject he/she is teaching;
* Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived;
* What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration;
* Whether their child receives help from a paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.
Families may obtain information about their child’s teacher by contacting the school or through the State Department of Education at: http:ed.sc.gov. Under the Policy tab select Federal Education Programs. Next select ESEA, Title II. Continue to Parent's Right to Know then Educator Qualification Search. You may search by teacher name or by location.
Our Title I Planning Team is made up of parents, community members, and school staff who are committed to improving school programs and procedures, improving student achievement, and increasing parental involvement. Our School Improvement Council/ Title I Planning Team meets to analyse and evaluate program activities, staff and parent surveys, and school test data. Below are the dates and times that we will be meeting. All are welcome to attend any meeting. All meetings begin at 8:00 am
* October 7, 2016 -- Rescheduled for October 21, 2016
* January 20, 2017
* February 24, 2017
* March 24, 2017
* April 28, 2017
Family Involvement is an integral part of the Title I Program. Families are encouraged to become partners in helping their children achieve and become actively involved in all aspects of the process of the Title I Program, from the writing of the plan to its implementation and evaluation. Opportunities for parent involvement at SFI include PTO, family nights, volunteering, and participation in school wide meetings.
A copy of our school’s Title I Plan is located in the main office in the Title I binder for your review. If there are any concerns, comments, or questions contact Kim Sunderland at 843-820-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted within 24 hours.