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 parents for supportive involvement according to federal guidelines. Needs assessments through surveys, observations, evaluation, data analyses and performance outcomes help determine use of funds for our school. Currently, our percent poor population is 70%. This is determined by our students' free/reduced lunch status.
Title I is the largest federal education program supported through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The current authorization is referred to as the “Every Student Succeeds Act”. Schools qualify for fiscal support from Title I through the participation of students in the subsidized lunch program. Regulations require that school staff and parents participate in determining how funds are best used to meet the needs of a school. Title I schools are held accountable for and support student achievement, school improvement, and parent involvement.
2016-2017 DFE Title I Funds Provide the Following Support:
· Technology- ink cartridges, microphones, headphones, mobile devices
· Books for classroom libraries and our Literacy Room in the Media Center
· Supplies for our parenting space in room 102
· Supplies and Materials for #DFEROCKS events
· Supplies for SIC/Title I Meetings and our Annual Title I Meeting
· Computer Lab Instructor
· Title I Facilitator (.5)
· Site license for Brainpop, Tumblebooks, Raz Kidz, BrainPop, Discovery Education, ALEKS, IXL, and More Starfall.
· Professional development support
· Two instructional coaches
Each Title I school jointly develops with parents a family/school compact that outlines how families, the entire school staff, and students share the responsibility for improved achievement. School compacts ensure that each school will provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables children to meet the State's student academic achievement standards. Parents are encouraged to observe or volunteer in their children's classrooms and participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children and the positive use of extracurricular time. Communication between teachers and parents is ongoing at Title I schools and includes parent-teacher conferences during which the compact is discussed as it applies to each child's achievement.
Family Engagement Policy
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.
Family’s Right to Know
Parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of a student's classroom teachers, including the following:
SIC (School Improvement Council) / Title I Planning Committee
Our SIC/ Title I Committee 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 SIC/ Title I Committee meets a minimum of 6 times per year to analyze and evaluate program activities, staff and parent surveys, and school test data.
We value your opinion and would like for you to freely share your suggestions or concerns with the DFE staff. Handwritten concerns/suggestions may be submitted to the front office for attention to the principal. Please include your name and phone number and a staff member will respond to your suggestion/concern within 5 working days.
Family Engagement is an integral part of the Title I Program. Parents 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 DFE include PTO, family nights, volunteering, and participation in school- wide meetings.