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HUIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 24 th, 2017 6: 00 pm-7: 00 pm Presenters: Dr. Dwayne Lawyer, Assistant Principal Mrs. Ware, Parent Liaison.
The Purpose for today’s meeting The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 requires each Title I School hold an Annual Meeting of Title I parents for the purpose of… § § Informing you of your school’s participation in Title I Explaining the requirements of Title I Explaining your rights as parents to be involved Annual Title I Meetings 1. August 24, 2017 (6: 00 p. m. – 7: 00 p. m. ) 2. August 31, 2017 (5: 00 p. m. – 6: 00 p. m. )
What you will learn. • • What does it mean to be a Title I school? What is the 1% Set-Aside for parent and family engagement? What is the School Parent and Family Engagement Policy? What is the School-wide Title I Plan? What is the School-Parent Compact? How do I request the qualifications of my child’s teacher(s)? How will we use our Title I funds for Instruction, Professional Development and Parent and Family Engagement?
What you will learn (continued) • How will I be notified if my child is taught by a teacher who is not Professionally Qualified (PQ)? • How is the Annual Evaluation of the Parent and Family Engagement Plan conducted? • How can I be involved in all of these things I’m learning about?
The meaning of a title I school § Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding (Title I dollars) to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars are used for… Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these student’s meet the State’s challenging content standards. Purchasing supplemental staff/programs/materials/supplies Conducting parental Involvement meetings/trainings/activities Recruiting/Hiring/Retaining Professionally Qualified (PQ) Teachers § Being a Title I school also means parent and family engagement and parents’ rights.
What is the 1% set-aside and how are parents involved? § Any district with a Title I Allocation exceeding $500, 000 is required by law to set aside 1% of it’s Title I allocation for parent and family engagement. § Of that 1%, 5% may be reserved at the district for system-wide initiatives related to parental involvement. The remaining 90% must be allocated to all Title I schools in the district. Therefore each Title I school receives its portion of the 90% to implement school -level parent and family engagement. § You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in how this money is spent.
USE OF TITLE I FUNDS FOR INSTRUCTION § How Title I Funds are used for instruction here at Huie Elementary School: • Differentiated Instruction • Title I Parent Liaison, Title I Teachers, and Remediation Teachers • Technology • Additional support tutorials • My. ON (Reading Program) • Books & Supplies
Title I requirements q. Rather than being a targeted assistance school, Huie Elementary School is a school wide assistance facility.
Use of title I funds for professional development § Title I funds are used for needed professional development of our teachers and staff: • Substitute Teachers • Outside Consultants • Materials for Staff Development • Professional Development (Faculty & Staff)
Our Designation status q Huie Elementary School is a nondesignated school q Huie Elementary CCRPI Score is 54. 2 and the school climate rating is 3 stars. (The Ga. DOE ESSA the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). More information can be found at https: //schoolgrades. georgia. gov/huieelementary-school
What Is a school wide Title I program § The School-wide Title I Plan includes: A Needs Assessment and Summary of Data Goals and Strategies to Address Academic Needs of Students Professional Development Needs Coordination of Resources/Comprehensive Budget The School’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan § You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in the development of this plan.
Academic Programs/supports that are in place to help our students § Saturday School § My. On Reading Program § Afterschool Remediation § ESOL § EIP
The Common Core curriculum • The Common Core State Standards outline the skills and content in English Language Arts and math that students should master in each grade. They also require that students in higher grades be able to read and write well not only in English, but also in social studies, science, and technical subjects. • The standards were designed to ensure that students gain a more in-depth mastery of the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college and compete in the global workforce. • Common Core are state standards, not a federal government curriculum. • The standards have been adopted by the mass majority of the United States, giving students access to the same rigorous coursework nationwide.
The Georgia milestones • The Milestones is a newly implemented test supported under the Common Core State Standards. • Last year’s testing was an introduction, serving as the benchmark for Clayton County’s overall performance. The score’s will be given before the end of the school year. • The test requires students to engage in critical thinking on various subject matter that requires exemplary performance in writing, language, and mastery understanding of rigorous academic material. • Rather than providing an answer, students are required to delve into the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ by citing textual evidence and providing well-supported explanations.
What’s included in the school’s Parent and Family Engagement Policy? § This plan addresses how the school will implement the parental involvement requirements of the ESSA. Components include… How parents can be involved in decision-making and activities How parental involvement funds are being used How information and training will be provided to parents How the school will build capacity in parents and staff for strong parent and family engagement. § You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in the development of your school’s Parent and Family Engagement Policy. Please complete the information given to you at this meeting & return to Mrs. Ware before the end of this week.
What is the School-Parent Compact? § The compact is a commitment from the school, the parent, and the student to share in the responsibility for improved academic achievement § You, as Title I Parents, have the right to be involved in the development of the School-Parent Compact § The School-Parent Compact meeting will be held on August 21, 2017 (5: 00 pm-6: 00 pm) August 22, 2017 (1: 00 pm-2: 00 pm) August 29, 2017 (11: 00 am-12: 00 pm) Location: Huie Elementary School
How do I request the qualifications of my child’s teachers? § You, as Title I Parents, have the right to request the qualifications of your child’s teachers • How you are notified of this right and the process for making such request? • Parents-Right-to-Know • Professionally Qualified Teacher Letters
How will I be notified if my child is taught by a teacher who is not Professionally Qualified? § Our school’s present status of Professionally Qualified Teachers § Notification to parents regarding teachers not meeting requirements for Professionally Qualified How parents are notified: ► Professionally Qualified Letters will be mailed to parents/guardians if the teacher is noncertified in the area they are teaching.
Use of funds for parent and family engagement • Parent meetings & workshops • Parent resource center materials • Parent Liaison • Outside Consultants conducting Parent Involvement Workshops • Parent and Family Engagement Materials, Supplies, and Printing • Equipment and Resources for Parent Resource Center • Teachers conducting Parent and Family Engagement Workshops after hours • Light snacks for parent meetings
Opportunities for Parent Family Engagement Join Huie’s Parent and Family Engagement Committee PTO Parent Academy Classes Led by Parent Liaison Volunteer Opportunities Attend School Events Attend meetings where input is needed Fill out Yearly Survey Give input on the budget, the policy, and the school Parent and Family Engagement Policy