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. Every school in Okeechobee County receives Title I funding.
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
- 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.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1112(e) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW.—
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
Parents, guardians, or the general public may make request, either in writing or verbally, directly to the school or district office.
- 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.
Family Engagement helps 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!