About Title I
Title I, under Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the largest federal education program. It is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I, began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, provides federal funding for schools to help students who are behind academically or at risk of falling behind. Services can include: hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, computer labs, parental involvement activities, professional development, purchase of materials and supplies, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teacher assistants or others.Previously, Title 1 was under No Child Left Behind and focused on- Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), teacher and paraprofessional requirements, accountability, sanctions for schools designated for improvement, standards and assessments, annual state report cards, professional development, and parent involvement.The purpose of this title is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.Rocky Mount Prep School receives Title 1 funds and uses them to supplement academic programs and reduce instructional class sizes.
In receiving Title 1 funds, Parents are entitled to:
- be a part of developing a written parent involvement policy.
- be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in their school.
- receive materials and training to foster greater parent involvement.
- jointly develop, with school staff, a school-parent compact.
- know the qualifications of their child's teacher and paraprofessional, if their child is being taught by someone who does not meet state licensure requirements and will be in that position for 4 or more weeks parents will be notified.
TITLE I, PART A PARENTAL NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
- Annual Report Cards
- Progress Review
- Schools identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring
- Choice – schools identified for school improvement, corrective action and restructuring
- Supplemental Services – schools in the second year of school improvement, in corrective action, or in restructuring
- School Identified for Restructuring
- Written parental Involvement Policies
- Written SEA Complaint Procedures
- Parents’ Right to Know – teacher and paraprofessional qualifications
- Parents’ Right to Know – student achievement
- Parents’ Right to Know – non-highly qualified teachers
- Title I, Part A Meeting
- Title I, Part A information
- Limited English Proficient Students – general
- Limited English Proficient Students – language instruction educational programs
- Limited English Proficient Students – insufficient language instruction educational programs