Title I Orientation 2010-2011 Federal Support for World-Class Schools August 26, 2010, Berkmar HS, 6:30 p.m. August 27, 2010, Meadowcreek HS, 9:00 a.m. GCPS Vision Title I Schoolwide Programs support the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Vision To become a system of world-class schools where students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful as they continue their education at the post secondary level and/or enter the work force. Welcome! We are so happy to have you here as a member of our Title I Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). We will have two meetings in addition to this one over this school year. Dates: January 19 & 20, 2011 April 20 & 21, 2011 During these meetings, we will share the Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP), Title I allocation and budget, and other Title I program and fiscal issues for you input. Title I Overview Our goal is to provide you with information about Gwinnett County Public School’s (GCPS) Title I Program. GCPS receives Title I funds from the federal government to provide additional resources to assist with the education of our children. GCPS qualifies for these additional funds because a large percentage of the students in our Title I schools receive free or reduced price meals. Title I Overview The Title I Program strives to ensure that every child is able to learn and perform at levels that meet or exceed the state academic standards. The Title I federal funds help us achieve this goal. The additional resources through these funds allow us to provide additional staff and enhanced instructional programs for all students. The funds also support activities for our parents to be involved in their children’s education. Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) High quality National, State, and Local Assessments Grades K-5: GKIDS, CogAT, ITBS, CRCT, Writing Assessments, ACCESS, GAA, and Interim Assessments Grades 6-8: CRCT, ITBS, CogAT, Gateway, Writing Assessments, ACCESS, GAA, and Interim Assessments Grades 9-12: EOCT, Gateway, GHSGT, AP, PSAT, SAT, and Interim Assessments Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Additional Educational Assistance • Extended Learning Time Programs: After and Before School, Saturday School, and Summer School • Instructional supplies and materials • Transportation • Technology for student engagement • Educational programs for all disadvantaged students including students living in Institutions for Neglected Children, migrant students, homeless students, ELL students, and students with disabilities Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Professional Learning • Use of technology • Data analysis • Scientifically research based Quality Plus Instructional Strategies • Differentiated Instruction • Classroom Management • Teacher collaboration Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Academically At Risk Private School Students • Tutoring • Professional Learning for teachers of Title I students • Materials and Supplies • Parent Involvement Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Coordinate and integrate services provided with federal funds with district and school level educational services • • • • • • • • • Technology Professional Learning Data Transition Data Administrators Parent Instructional Support Coordinators Academically at-risk students ELL and SWD Homeless, Migrant, and Neglected Children Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Supplemental Instructional Program in Title I Schools • • • • • • • • Classroom and Intervention Teachers Instructional Support Specialists Instructional supplies and materials Technology Teacher Assistants Professional Learning Extended Learning Time Programs Support for students who are low-achieving, ELL, have disabilities, homeless, neglected, and migrant • Social Worker Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Services for Homeless Children • • • • • • Social Workers Tutoring Afterschool programs Summer school Transportation Other needs required for a student to participate in the GCPS educational program Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Parent Involvement • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Be There Fairs Parent Instructional Support Coordinators Parent Centers Parent workshops and activities Literacy and Technology classes Parent resources for check-out Transition Professional Learning on research-based strategies to build parent capacity Parent Leadership training Stipends for guest speakers Interpreters and Translators Childcare Communication Printing Supplies and materials Light refreshments Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Needs Improvement Schools • Technical Assistance to develop and monitor plans • School Staff • Academic programs • Quality Plus Instructional strategies • Extended Learning Time programs • Professional Learning • Parent Involvement • Implementation of Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services (SES) • • • • • • • • • • • AYP Council Technical assistance AYP, School Choice, and SES letter Communication with parents Postage Informational Meetings Reimbursement for mileage Van transportation Public transportation vouchers Provide SES tutoring services for eligible students Develop Student Learning Plans (SLP) for SES Providers Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Highly Qualified (HQ) Teachers and Paraprofessionals Parent Notification: • Parent’s right to know • Non-HQ teacher • Non- HQ substitute in a classroom for more than four consecutive weeks Supervision of paraprofessionals by a HQ teacher Confirmation that all Title I paid teachers are HQ Title I Overview Continued To continue receiving these funds, there are guidelines we must follow to comply with requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Education. AYP Status As part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, schools are expected to meet goals related to student achievement and attendance. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Second Indicator which is Attendance rate for Elementary Schools and Middle Schools and Graduation Rate for High Schools. Title I Budget - 410 Fund 410 Allocation = $ 27,215,903 Title I School Allocations = $14,043,260 • 47 Schoolwide Programs • $308 per student on Free or Reduced price meals Administrative Costs = $1,307,447 (Title I Office staff, professional learning, materials, and supplies) Parent Involvement (47 PISCs) = $3,600,000 Public School Choice = $430,000 Supplemental Educational Services (SES) = $449,678 Social Workers, professional learning, mileage, and phone services = $331,400 Indirect Costs = $1,200,000 Data Administrators (47 AP-TIs) = $4,900,000 Private School At Risk Students PPA = $32,000 Private School Equitable portion = $32,000 Institutions for Neglected Children = $67,670 Homeless Students = $50,000 Additional PI ( Pre-K, Parent Leadership Training, Be There) = $50,000 Balance = $704,448 Title I Plan and Budget All 47 of our Title I schools are Schoolwide Programs. Each Title I school has a Schoolwide Plan which supports the Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI) to address student needs to ensure their academic success. In addition to state and local funds, each school receives Title I funds which help accomplish the goals that are outlined in the Schoolwide Plans. Title I Parent Center Each Title I school has a very active Parent Center which is staffed with a full time Parent Instructional Support Coordinator (PISC) who is a certified teacher. In addition, each school has a Parent Center which provides educational resources and workshops to support all parents in meeting the instructional needs of their children. Title I Parent Involvement Policy and Parent Handbook Each school has a The Title I Parent Involvement Policy and Action Plan which describe the school’s plan for involving you and other parents in your child’s education. The Title I Parent Handbook which is sent home to each family includes detailed information about Parent’s Rights and the Title I program from the district, state, and federal level. Notice of Parent Activities Parents receive invitations and reminders for all parent activities. These invitations and advertisements are provided in a variety of ways such as the schools’ websites, newsletters, flyers, calling systems, and marquis, etc. Title I School/Parent Compact Each school provides a Title I School/Parent Compact. The Compact is an agreement between the school, parent, and student to support each child to meet grade level expectations. Research shows that when parents know what their children are doing in school and help support them at home, children will be more successful. Parent Information Resource Center Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC) – The purpose of the PIRC Program is to assist schools and school districts in strengthening partnerships with families and implementing successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that increase student academic achievement. Metro Atlanta Region: Communities in Schools of Georgia 600 West Peachtree Street, Suite 1200 Atlanta, GA 30308 Julie Hollis, Director email@example.com (800) 838-5784 Thanks! Please make sure that you sign–in on the parent sign-in sheet and complete the parent input form. Thank you so much for coming! We really appreciate the opportunity to share the GCPS Title I Plan with you and to have your input. Together we can attain success for all of our students. As the achievement standard for NCLB continues to rise, we will work together to ensure that our students meet the even higher goals that have been set this year.