Angela Gwyn firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly Kaczwara email@example.com
Title I Assistants: Mary Ellis, Sally Withers, Brittany Hancock and Hulda Petursolittir
What is Title I?
I funding began as a part of the Great Society Program of President
Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind. The intent of the law is a
high-quality education for EVERY child especially to provide services
to students who are at risk of not meeting the state academic standards.
Title I funds are directed to schools with high poverty levels, which
in Buncombe County are elementary schools with more than 40% free and
reduced lunch participants.
How Does Title I Work?
Federal Government provides funding to states each year for Title I
programs. To receive funding a local school district must submit a plan
to the State that describes how the district will address the 10
components of the NCLB Law. Each
eligible school submits a plan to the district that outlines
instructional priorities, and how those priorities will be aligned with
the components of the law.
School Plan is designed each year with input from all stakeholders:
administrators, teachers and parents. Input is received through various
ways including surveys, School Advisory and/or PTA/PTO boards,
Continuous Improvement Teams, and focus groups.
How Can Parents Be Involved?
law requires each school to have Home/School Compacts that state the
responsibilities of parents, students, and the school. Every family is
asked to sign a compact for each child. The content of the compacts are
reviewed by staff and parents each year and revised if needed.
· Required by No Child Left Behind
· States responsibilities of parents, students, and the school.
Right to Know: As a parent of a student in a Title I school, you have
the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom
teachers and assistants who instruct your child. The Federal law, No
Child Left Behind, allows you to ask for this information from the
school’s principal. Contact the principal in writing if you would like
to receive this information. The information will be provided within one
week of your written request.
As a parent you may be asked to serve on the School Advisory Board, the
Leadership/School Improvement Team, School Committees, and focus
groups. In addition there may be opportunities to complete surveys
during the year in order to share your input on the Title I program. Written comments are welcomed at any time.
Your School Needs You to Help:
· Determine priorities and goals
· Plan and evaluate programs
· Support learning
You may be asked
· To serve on an advisory board or school committee
· To complete surveys
· To be part of a focused group
· Work with your child at home
also has a District Level Parent Advisory Board and your participation
is welcomed. For information on meetings please contact the District
Office at 255-5965.