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Title I Part A

The purpose of Title I Part A is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. As the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education, Title I targets these resources to the districts and schools where the needs are greatest.

School-Parent Compact

The School-Parent Compact is an agreement between parents, students, and teachers. The purpose of the compact is to establish a partnership between the home and school, which is necessary to maximize student learning. Compacts are created at the beginning of each school year during a parent/teacher conference. Compacts should be reviewed, evaluated, and modified throughout the school year.

Parent & Family Engagement

Research tells us that students with engaged parents and families are more likely to:

  • Learn to read faster (exhibit faster rates of literacy acquisition)
  • Have higher grades and test scores
  • Are promoted and take more challenging classes
  • Adapt better to school and have better attendance
  • Have better social skills and behavior
  • Graduate
  • Go on to community/technical college or university

Parents Right to Know

The Parents Right to Know is distributed to the parents or guardians of students attending Title I schools. Parents can be assured that they will be informed of their child’s level of achievement on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) and other assessments throughout the school year. Please read below about your rights to know concerning the qualifications of teachers.

Parent involvement helps to promote academic success. The more involved you are, the more likely your child will give his or her best effort and be successful. Become a member of your child’s School Advisory Council (SAC) and/or Parent – Teacher Organization (PTO); attend Literacy Nights and other special events hosted by your child’s school; and keep the line of communication open between you and your child and between you and your child’s teacher (s). School success takes TEAMWORK! Stay involved!

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1112(e) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following:

(i) Whether the student’s teacher—
    (I) has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    (II) is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    (III) is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
           (ii) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

(B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.—In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph
(A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent of a child who is a student in such school, with respect to such student—
(i) information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under this part; and
(ii) timely notice that the student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

(2) Testing transparency.--
(A) In general.--At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the local educational agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding any State or local educational agency policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by section 1111(b)(2) and by the State or local educational agency, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable.

(B) Additional information.--Subject to subparagraph (C), each local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall make widely available through public means (including by posting in a clear and easily accessible manner on the local educational agency's website and, where practicable, on the website of each school served by the local educational agency) for each grade served by the local educational agency, information on each assessment required by the State to comply with section 1111, other assessments required by the State, and where such information is available and feasible to report, assessments required districtwide by the local educational agency, including--

(i) the subject matter assessed; 

(ii) the purpose for which the assessment is designed and used;
(iii) the source of the requirement for the assessment; and
(iv) where such information is available--
     (I) the amount of time students will spend taking the assessment, and the schedule for the assessment; and
     (II) the time and format for disseminating results.

Parents may request:

  • Whether a teacher is state certified.
  • Whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status.
  • The bachelor’s degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree major or certification.
  • Whether a child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
  • Information on policies regarding student participation in assessments and procedures for opting out.
  • Information on required assessments that include:
    • subject matter tested
    • purpose of the test
    • source of the requirement (if applicable)
    • amount of time it takes students to complete the test
    • time and format of disseminating results
The process for requesting information:
  • Parents, guardians, or the general public may make request, either in writing or verbally, directly to the school or district office.

The process for providing information:
  • Upon receipt of either a verbal or written request, the information will be provided in a timely manner.
  • Requested information will be provided in the same manner in which it was received, i.e. email or letter.