Welcome to the
Annual Meeting of Title I Parents

Why are we here?

  • The Every Student Succeeds ACT of 2015 requires that 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

What you will learn…

  • What does it mean to be a Title I school?
  • What is the1% Set-Aside for parent and family engagement?
  • What is the LEA Title I Consolidated Plan?
  • What is the LEA Parental and Family Engagement Policy?
  • What is a CIP?
  • What is the School-Parent Compact?
  • How do I request the qualifications of my child’s teacher(s)?

What you will learn…
(Continued)

  • How is the Annual Evaluation of the Parent and Family Engagement policy conducted?

Evaluations need to target 3 key components:

-Barriers

-Ability to assist learning

-Successful interactions

  • How can I be involved in all of these things

I’m learning about?

What does it mean to be 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 parent and family engagement meetings/trainings/activities

  • Being a Title I school also means parent and family involvement and knowing their rights under ESSA.

What is the 1% set-aside and how are parents involved?

  • Any LEA 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%, 10% may be reserved at the LEA for system-wide initiatives related to parent and family engagement. The remaining 90% must be allocated to all Title I schools in the LEA. Therefore each Title I school receives its portion of the 90% to implement school-level parent and family engagement with clear expectations and objectives for meaningful involvement.

  • You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in how this money is spent.

What is the LEA Consolidated Plan?

  • The LEA Title I Consolidated Plan addresses how the LEA will use Title I funds throughout the school system . Topics include:
    • Student academic assessments
    • Additional assistance provided struggling students
    • Coordination and integration of federal funds and programs
    • School programs including Migrant, Pre-School, EL, and Homeless, as applicable.
    • Parent and Family Engagement Strategies, which is included in the Parent and Family Engagement Policy.

  • You, as a Title I Parent, have a right to be involved in the development of the LEA Title I Consolidated Plan

What is the LEA Parent and Family Engagement Plan?

  • This plan addresses how the LEA will implement the parent and family engagement requirements of Every Student Succeeds Act. It includes…

    • The LEA’s expectations for parents and families

    • How the LEA will involve parents in decision-making

    • How the LEA will work to build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement to improve student academic achievement

  • You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in the development of this plan.

What is a CIP?

  • The CIP is your school’s Continuous Improvement Plan and 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 policy.

  • You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in the development of this plan.

What’s included in the school’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan

  • This plan addresses how the school will implement the parent and family engagement requirements of Every Child Succeeds Act of 2015.
  • Components include…
    • How parents can be involved in decision-making and activities
    • How parental and family engagement 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 parental and family engagement through “evidence based” strategies

  • You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in the development of your school’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan.

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.
  • School section MUST include the following 6 components

  • Distribution of the Compact.

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.

How is the evaluation of the
LEA Parent and Family Engagement Policy Conducted?

  • Evaluation Requirements
  • LEAs and schools must actively outreach to all parents and families reaching beyond barriers of culture, language, disabilities, and poverty.
    • Conduct annually
    • Conduct with Title I parents
    • Analyze Content and Effectiveness of the current plan
    • Identify Barriers to parental and family engagement
    • Data/Input may include…
      • Parent Survey (Required)
      • Focus Groups
      • Parent Advisory Committees
  • Process and Timeline

  • How the evaluation informs next year’s plan

Questions?

Annual Title I Parent Meeting 2018 - English (2).pptx - Google Slides