What is Title / LAP?
Title I, Part A is a federal program that serves the unique needs of children — kindergarten to grade 12 — who struggle to learn. Title I programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula that helps these students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they learn and can do. As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines.
Schoolwide Program – Title I, Part A (Mount Stuart Elementary)
A schoolwide plan helps students meet state standards and guide systematic improvement. ESSA provides four new components for schoolwide plans (Section 1114-Schoolwide). Note: Schools must revise their Title I, Part A Schoolwide Plans to include these new requirements for the 2017-18 school year. This plan template provides reform strategies to help improve student outcomes. Though this template is not required, it is strongly encouraged.
After your school establishes a schoolwide planning team, review the four components of the schoolwide plan template. Apply the plan, do, study, act improvement cycle to each components annually to build and update. For more information on Active Implementation (AI) please refer to the National Implementation Research Network’s AI Hub.
Targeted Assistance Model – Title I, Part A (Lincoln Elementary, Valley View Elementary, Morgan Middle School)
A targeted assistance program centers academic support and related interventions and services and on a specific group of students — at risk not to meet state standards.
Parents: If you would like to receive information about your child’s teacher(s), please contact the building principal. The following list shows the information that is available to you.
PARENT REQUEST FOR TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
- Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or conditional certification.
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and other graduate certification or degree and the field of discipline of the certification and/or degree.
- Whether students are receiving services by a paraprofessional and the paraprofessionals’ qualifications.
Title 1 Parental Involvement
The Board recognizes that parent involvement contributes to the achievement of academic standards by students participating in District programs. The Board views the education of students as a cooperative effort among school, parents and community. The Board expects that its schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with the statutory definition of parental involvement. Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that parents:
- Play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
- Are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school; and
- Are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.
The Board of Directors adopts as part of this policy the following guidance for parent involvement. The District shall:
A. Put into operation programs, activities and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its Title 1 schools consistent with federal laws. Those programs, activities and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children;
B. Work with its schools to ensure that the required school-level parental involvement policies meet the requirements of federal law, including a school parent compact;
C. To the extent practicable, provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in an understandable and uniform format in a language parents understand including alternative formats upon request; and
D. Involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the one percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent.