• My child is attending a Title I school?

    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 the 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.

    School Compact

    An annual agreement between the school, parent and student 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 achievement 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


    Parent Survey

    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 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 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 community.