Schoolwide Title I Program Criteria:
• At least 40% of the student population is eligible for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS) • Title I funds are used to upgrade the educational program so that the education for ALL children is improved • All children are eligible for Title I services
• Comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school which focuses on the achievement of students on the state academic content and achievement standards
• Schoolwide reform strategies based on scientifically based research designed to address the needs of all students and especially the low achieving students
• Instruction by highly qualified teachers
• High quality, ongoing professional development
• Strategies to attract high-quality, highly qualified teachers to high needs schools
• Strategies to increase parent involvement
• Plans to assist preschool children in their transition from early childhood programs to elementary school
• Decision making by teachers in the use of academic assessments to improve student achievement
• The use of additional, effective, and timely assistance for students who are not meeting the standards of proficiency
• Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs including violence prevention, nutrition, housing, Head Start, adult education, vocational and technical education, and job training
Each Title I school develops a Title I plan which s all of the Title I components and may be viewed on each school's website. Title I plans are available in each school office for parent/community review and comment. Annually, principals review the Title I schoolwide program with parents.
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Home School Compact
The Home School Compact is developed by each school with input from parents. It outlines expectations for teachers, parents, and students in order to focus on increasing the academic achievement of all students. Teachers review the compact with students and parents during the school year. A copy of the compact is attached to each student’s assignment book.
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Highly Qualified Staff
The No Child Left Behind Act, 2001 requires that all teachers and paraprofessionals in Title I schools be highly qualified. This requirement has been met by all Title I schools in Allegany County. Parents may request information regarding the highly qualified status of their child’s teacher and instructional assistant by contacting in writing the Office of Human Resources at the Allegany County Board of Education. Parents will be notified in writing by the school if a substitute teacher is in the classroom for four or more weeks and is not highly qualified.
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ACPS welcomes parents as important team members in the educational process. Research proves that student achievement is positively impacted by the involvement of parents in their child’s education. All Title I schools implement the Parent Involvement Policy of the ACPS. Please utilize the link at the right to view the Parent Involvement Policy.
Each school develops a Parent Involvement Plan and proposed budget as part of its School Improvement Plan with input from parents. Each school’s Parent Involvement Plan and budget are shared with parents. The implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the plan is ongoing through parent participation and feedback. Parent Involvement Plans are available on each school’s website for parent/community review and comment.
Parent involvement activities at each school are supported by the Title I Parent Involvement Coordinators. The coordinators arrange workshops and assists parents and staff with parent programs at their assigned schools. The Title I parent involvement staff includes:
Mrs. Trudy Burns email@example.com George's Creek Elementary and John Humbird Elementary
Mrs. Sandy Llewellyn firstname.lastname@example.org Beall Elementary, Mount Savage Elementary, and Westernport Elementary
Mrs. Sue Smith email@example.com Northeast Elementary and West Side Elementary
Mrs. Sharon Talley firstname.lastname@example.org Cash Valley Elementary and South Penn Elementary
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