Title I

Title I

 Alma Title I Brochure 2019


Alma Partenting Compact 2019

Alma Parent Involvement Policy

Purpose of Title I

Title I (of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation) is a federal program that provides opportunities for the children served to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenging state content standards.

Title I resources are distributed to schools where needs are the greatest, in amounts sufficient to make a difference in the improvement of instruction.

Title I coordinates services with other educational services and, to the degree possible, with health and social services programs.

Title I provides greater decision-making authority and flexibility within the schools and for teachers. However, greater responsibility for student performance is the exchange made for this flexibility.


What are the Goals of Title I?

-Provide a strong instructional program that addresses the needs of all students and emplasizes advanced and basic skills.

-Focus on student achievement in language arts and math and closely monitor student progress as a bisis for new instruction.

-Concentrate on staff development that will enhance instruction.

-Involve parents and community in the educational process


What Service Does Title I Provide?

-Support for 13 schools.

-Parenting workshops and parenting centers.

-Instructional materials and supplies.

-Tutoring Services and Priority and Focus

Schools.

-School Choice in Priority and Focus Schools.


Title I Schools

Alma Elementary

B.D. Lee Elementary

Blacksburg Elementary

Blacksburg Primary

Draytonville Elementary

Corinth Elementary

Gaffney Middle

Goucher Elementary

Grassy Pond Elementary

Limestone-Central Elementary

Luther Vaughan Elementary

Mary Bramlett Elementary

Northwest Elementary


Title I School Plan

A copy of the Title I school-wide plan is available in every Title I school for parents review and comments.


Parent School Compact

Each Title I school must have a Parent School Compact. Contact your child's school to receive a copy. The compact is also part of each Title I school's website.


Parent Notification

At the beginning of each school year, a district receiving Title I funding must notify parents that they may request information about the professional qualifications of their children's classroom teachers. The information you recieve will include whether or not the teacher is highly qualified, or has met the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas taught; whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or provisional status; the degree major and other graduate certification. The information must include whether or not the child is provided services by a paraprofessional or assistant, and if so, their qualifications. A Title I school must also give timely notice when a child has been taught 4 or more weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified if that should occur.

This is to inform you that under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualificiations of any insturctional assistan who may be working with your child. Any request should be made to the principal of your child's school. Representatives of the school or the school district will respond to your request in a timely manner.


Schools Identified for Improvement

A school district receiving Title I funding must promptly notify parents if their student is enrolled in a Priority or Focus School. An explanation has been sent to parents. In Cherokee County, Mary Bramlett Elementary and Luther Vaughan Elementary are Priority Schools. Limestone-Central Elementary and Grassy Pond Elementary are Focus Schools.


Parent Involvement Policy

A district receiving Title I funding and each school served by Title I must jointly develop and distribute to parents of children in the Title I schools a written parent involvement policy. The policy must meet the requirements of NCLB. Schools must hold an annual meeting and review and amend the policy as needed. Schools must also hold a flexible number of meetings, involve parents in an ongoing manner in the planning and review of the Title I program. Schools must provide parents with information about how the Title I funding is spent, an explanation of the curriculum, an explanation of the forms of academic assessment, and hold meetings to discuss the education of your children. The school must develop a parent-school compact that outlines the responsibilities of each party for improved academic achievement.


Procedures for Response to Parent Questions

Cherokee County School District always encourages parent inquires, suggestions and involvement. Procedures for responding to parent suggestions are:

  • All parent suggestions will be noted and acted on appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Telephone inquiries and personal visits will be responded to immediately.
  • Inquiries that might be of interest to all parents will be addressed in school newsletters and/or the school and district webpages.
  • Suggestions or inquiries made through email will be answered within two days.
  • District staff and building level principals are available to answer questions and listen to concerns. If the district staff or building level principal is unavailable, information about the question or concern will be collected and someone will contact you.

Our district makes every effort to have someone available throughout the day each week. If there is an occasion when no one is available, inquiries and concerns will be documented and the parent will receive a response in three days.


Complaint Procedure

A complaint must be submitted in writing to the Cherokee County School District Office, Title I Department or the State Department of Education, Federal Programs Office. The complaint must include the name and address of the person submitting the complaint. The complaint and the facts on which the complaint are based must be included.


The mailing address for the school district is:

Cherokee County School District Office

Title I Department

P.O. Box 460

Gaffney, South Carolina 29342

The mailing address for the

State Department of Education is:

State Department of Education

Federal Programs Office

1429 Senate Street

Columbia, South Carolina 29201

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