What is Title I?
Title I is the nation’s largest federal program for schools. It provides
funding for increasing student achievement in schools selected on the basis
of the economic level of families in a school’s attendance area.
Here are some terms you may want to become familiar with:
Title I Annual Meeting
A time when you will be informed as to the purpose of Title I, the use
of funding, and how you can participate at your child’s school; often
referred to as OPEN HOUSE.
What is Title I funding?
Schools designated as Title I Schools receive funding through the U.S.
and Florida Departments of Education to increase student achievement
at school. You may see where the Title I dollars are spent in the
Title I Brochure, the Student Success Plan, or the Parent Involvement
Plan. These should be available in your school’s office and/or
Parents Right to Know
A checklist of all the information a parent should know or have access
to about their child’s Title I school. This information may be found on
the school website, the school office or the Parent Guide Calendar.
An annual agreement between the school, parents and students to help
ensure each child’s academic success for the year.
Student Success Plan
Every spring, the school must use the most current data to set goals for
the next academic year. These goals and strategies for increasing
Student achievements are written into the Student Success Plan. A
committee of administrators, staff, parents and/or community
members collaboratively write the plan that is then submitted to the
school SAC and to the CCPS School Board for approval. This plan
may be found on the school website, in the front office, or the district
Annually, in the spring, parents at Title I schools are asked for their
feedback and/or suggestions concerning the school’s performance and
Family Resource Center
The Family Center is a resource for families to find additional
information and/or trainings to help their family/children achieve
academic success. At Title I elementary schools, this may be housed
in the Book Check Out area.
Book Check Out/Family Reading Experience
Parents and child(ren) at our Title I elementary schools can check out
all types of books, locate “just the right books” for the current reading
level, and also receive a KEEPER book to build home libraries. Each
school has a specified day of the week and time; refer to school
websites, newsletters or fliers for the schedule.
Parent Involvement Plan
Included in the Student Success Plan is the Parent Involvement Plan
for each school. This plan looks at the school goals for the year and
identifies strategies to involve parents in trainings, volunteering,
and/or participation at school or at home to help students achieve the
school’s academic goals.
There are many ways parents can participate in their child’s school –
from helping at home, attending school sponsored events, to becoming
a member of one of the many committees. Contact the school office to
find out the opportunities available.
PIRC is a Parental Information and Resource Center. There are two
PIRC offices in Florida: www.partnershipcenter.usf.edu &
www.fndfl.org. They provide a wide variety of tip sheets for parents.
The mission of PIRC is to provide free services to strengthen
partnerships with families, educators, and the community.