What are Federal Programs and How Can I be Involved? Professional Development Meeting Stanley Hupfeld Academy August 2014 Federal Programs • Title I Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged • Title II A Improving Teacher and Principal Quality Definition of Title I • Title I provides federal funding to schools to help students who are low achieving or at most risk of falling behind. • Title I is allocated to schools based on the percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch. • Schools with a percentage of less more than 40% are eligible for a schoolwide program. SHA operates a Title I Schoolwide Program. Schoolwide means • The school uses Title I funds to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. • Title I funds are used to serve all children in order to raise academic achievement. • Title I funds will be used to provide additional assistance to all students who experience difficulties in meeting the State’s performance targets. To be a “Schoolwide” School • The school must have a free/reduced lunch count of at least 40%. • The school must collect and analyze data that effects student achievement. • The school must develop a comprehensive site plan and annually review the effectiveness of the plan. Stanley Hupfeld Academy’s Title I Schoolwide Program Planning Team • • • • • Director Principal Teachers Parents Community Members Curriculum and Instructional Strategies • • • • Reading Specialist Instructional Media Assistant Supplemental Counseling Services Professional Development Focus Goals • Goal #1: All students will academically increase performance in Reading. • Goal #2: All students will academically increase student performance in mathematics. • Goal #3: All students will be taught by highly qualified teachers. • Goal #4: All students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug-free, and conducive to learning. • Goal #5: All students will transition to middle school. Assessment • • • • • Scholastic Reading Inventory Edusoft A+ Program State Assessments Standardized Tests Proficiency Levels for 2013 Questions? What are Federal Programs and How Can I be Involved? Annual Parent Meeting Stanley Hupfeld Academy August 2014 Title I Parent Notification Requirements Parent Involvement Policy • Parents may request a copy of the Parental Involvement Policy which is available in the school office. School-Parent Compact • Parents may request a copy of the HomeSchool Compact from the school office. Parent’s Right to Know – Student Achievement • Parents will be mailed information regarding their child’s achievement on state assessments and this information will be reviewed at parent teacher conferences. Proficiency Levels for 2013 Parent’s Right to Know – Non-Highly Qualified Teachers • Schools are required to notify parents if their child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher that is not highly qualified. • 100% of teachers are Highly Qualified. How Can You Be Involved? Parent Involvement Opportunities • • • • • Policy Development Planning Meetings Parent-Teacher Conferences Program Review Meetings Website Parent Involvement in Decision Making • • • • Board Meetings Planning Meetings Policy Development Program Review Meetings Right to Request Meetings • Upon the request of parents, the school must provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. • The school must respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible. Questions?