Title I Information

What is Title I?

Title I is a Federal program that provides additional educational support to students living in areas of high poverty. The Title I program originated in 1965 when Congress passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was reauthorized in 2001 with the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act. Title I is one of the oldest and largest federal programs supporting elementary and secondary education in existence, and over 90% of the school systems in the United States receive some sort of Title I funding.

The Title I program provides financial assistance through State educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. Title I reaches about 12.5 million students enrolled in both public and private schools.

Cedar Grove Elementary implements a Schoolwide Title I program which means that the school has a poverty rate of 40% or higher. Funds are used to improve the overall academic program of the school. The school staff is required to develop a school strategic plan; which includes measurable improvement goals and an annual professional development plan. Specifically, Title I funding at SDES provides additional teachers and resources such as reading and mathematics instructional materials and technology equipment. In addition, funds are utilized to support parent involvement activities and to provide high quality professional development professional to staff.

 

Title I Staff

Math - Judy Gouty, Bev Tyler

Reading - Missy Slate

Academic Coach - Danielle Burke

 

Cedar Grove Elementary

SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

     Cedar Grove Elementary School, and the parents of students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Additionally, this compact outlines the means by which Cedar Grove Elementary and Cedar Grove Elementary parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve this state’s high academic standards. This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2015 – 2016 school year.

 

School Responsibilities

Cedar Grove Elementary School will:

  1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:

     (The following description states how we will provide high quality curriculum and instruction and do so in a supportive and effective learning environment)

  • Base all classroom instruction on West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives (CSO’s)
  • Follow Kanawha County Schools Prioritized Curriculum Guides
  • Utilize a co-teaching model whenever possible within the classroom
  • Make available extended day and summer school opportunities for targeted students
  • Continue to use the county adopted curriculum and other sanctioned research based methods that enhance student achievement
  • Continue to monitor student attendance
  • Monitor monthly student achievement using DIBELS assessments, County Benchmark assessments as well as the SAT process
  • Differentiate instruction as needed
  • Provide Tier II intervention as needed for all targeted students
  1. Hold parent –teacher conferences at least annually, during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.

(The parent conferences will be held on the dates stated below.)

  • Day conferences may be held on the October, December, February, and April ISE Days
  • Evening conferences will be held in November 5, 2009
  • Other conferences can be scheduled on an as needed basis
  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.

(The reports to be provided are listed below.)

  • Midterm progress reports as well as report cards will be distributed every nine weeks
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment results will be distributed in September
  • DIBELS assessments will be distributed after each benchmark
  1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

(Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows.)

  • Assignment books or Daily Calendar will be given to each student to facilitate daily communication between the home and the school
  • Notes and telephone calls from parents will be returned in a timely manner
  • The school website lists e-mail accounts for all teachers and the administration
  • Teachers will be available for conferences on ISE Days, before school, after school, and during planning if the conference has been prearranged
  • Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

    (When and how may parents volunteer, participate, and observe classroom activities)

    • Demonstration lessons within classrooms on a regular basis
    • PTO meetings and committees
    • Local School Improvement Council (LSIC)
    • Homeroom parents
    • Fall Fest
    • Movies & More Parent Nights
    • Brochure Distribution
    • Strategic Plan and Title I Planning Committees
    • Classroom visitations will be encouraged at any time provided they are prearranged

    Parent Responsibilities

    We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

    (Parents: check ways you will support your children’s learning)

    _____ Monitoring my child’s attendance.

    _____Making sure that homework is completed

    _____Monitoring amount of television children watch

    _____Volunteering in my child’s classroom

    _____Participating, in decisions relating to my child’s education

    _____Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time

    _____Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.

    _____Serving, to the extent possible, as a volunteer on school or county advisory groups

     

    Student Responsibilities

    We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:

    _____Do my homework as assigned and ask for help when I need to.

    _____Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all

           notices and information received by me from my school.

     

    _________________________               ______________________                   ________________________

    Teacher                                                              Parent                                                             Student  

     

    Please sign this document where indicated and return it to Cedar Grove Elementary as soon as possible. This compact is not legally binding document but the school must have a record of having notified our parents that a compact is on file for State and federal auditing purposes.