Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Title I, Part A Program Parent Annual Meeting
Whidby Elementary School
Title I CoordinatorTitle I, Part A Program-DefinitionDefinition
Title I, Part A is a formula grant program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families . Formula grant programs are noncompetitive awards based on a predetermined formula . Title I is the largest program supporting elementary and secondary education in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) .Title I, Part A Program- PurposePurpose
The Title I, Part A program is intended to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards,
regardless of economic status . Title I is the government’s attempt to provide all children with the opportunity to
receive a fair, equitable and high-quality education, and to close the achievement gap .How Schools Qualify•Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage of 40%-100% are considered “school-wide” campuses.•Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage of 35-39% are considered a “targeted assistance” campus.•Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage below 35% are not eligible for Title I funds.Title I Annual MeetingThese “supplemental” federal funds are used to:•Accelerate instruction for struggling students,•Provide professional-development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators•Hire certified personnel,•Provide additional resources – technology, personnel, materials, instructional programs, software, and•Encourage parent and family involvement.Supplemental Dollars?This means that Title I, Part A funds cannot be used to provide services that are required by:–State Law–State Board of Education Rule–Local PolicyWhidby Elementary•At Whidby Elementary we spend our Title I dollars on:
3… After-school tutorialsParent and Family EngagementResearch has proven that students whose parents are involved in their child’s education have greater success in school.
So, the Title I Grant supports activities that focus on parental and family involvement.Parental Involvement Requirements•Parent Notifications (These are regular written communications to inform parents).•Examples of parent notifications are:–School-Parent Compact (These are statements of shared responsibilities).–Parent and Family Engagement Policy (This is a plan to involve parents).•Title I Parent Meetings – These are regular face-to-face meetings to provide trainings to parents as well as collaborate with them about the progress of their child’s education.•Parent Involvement Surveys – The External Funding Department will provide a parent survey at the end of the school year to evaluate the campus’ Title I, Part A Parent Involvement Program.Whidby Elementary•At Whidby Elementary we are committed to using our Title I funds to impact student learning and achievement to the maximum!Remember that…The External Funding Department (Title I) is fundamentally focused to providing quality support to all Title I campuses and central office staff to ensure that all students achieve academic success.
Pamela Evans, ManagerExternal Funding Department (Titles I, II & IV)Questions?Whidby Elementary
Robyn Ford-McAdams, Title I Contact