What is Title I?
Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools, which provides supplemental services to schools who qualify based on socio-economic status of students. The goal of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child. The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year.
How does it work?
The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I. The Florida Department of Education sends funds to the school district, who identifies eligible schools and provides Title I funding to those schools. The services provided to Title I schools target improving the education of children in high-poverty schools by continuing to support and encourage parental involvement, improving instructional quality and methods, and providing additional research-based materials.
Title I Goals
- Close the achievement gap of low achieving students in high poverty schools
- Make informed decisions based on student achievement
- Align services with academic standards to measure progress
- Improve teacher quality
- Improve parent engagement
- Provide research-based programs
- Coordinate services
School, District, State Report Cards
The Florida Department of Education is pleased to announce it’s release of the 2018-2019 School, District, and State Report Cards in the EduData Portal (http://edudata.fldoe.org).
These report cards serve as valuable resources for parents, educators, and stakeholders by offering greater transparency into how Florida’s districts and schools are doing regarding student achievement and success. It not only provides the 2018-2019 performance data, but also contains a State Report Card, educator qualifications and equity, per-pupil expenditures, and national data.
The department will continue to update information in the report cards as new data becomes available, as well as develop new enhancements based on user feedback received through the portal. News and updates about ongoing enhancements will be provided to those who subscribe through the portal.
If you need assistance accessing or navigating the EduData portal, please contact your school’s Title I Contact, Amanda Varnum, at 850-892-1130 ext. 5312 or [email protected].
Parent Family Engagement
What do parents have the right to know?
Parents are an important part of education. They are their child’s first teacher. Title I assists parents in becoming more involved in their child’s education, as well as better prepared to support their child’s education at home. There are many ways for parents to become more engaged. Title I supports parents through trainings, workshops, and informational meetings. Title I also wants parents to know what is going on at school in order to provide input. The following are some areas that parents have the right to know about, comment on, and participate in:
- Title I Annual Meeting
- School Improvement Plan
- Parent Family Engagement Plan
- Parent-Teacher-Student Compacts (English and Spanish)
- Parent Right-to-Know Information (English and Spanish)
- District Annual Report Card
- Child’s Progress on State and District Assessments
- Rights of Homeless and Limited English Proficient Students
- Teacher Qualifications
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
Interested in joining?
WISE has several school-based committees that include parent members in order to involve parents in the decision-making process. If you would like more information about how you can participate in school-based decisions, please contact Amanda Varnum, at 850-892-1130 ext. 5312 or [email protected].
Committees include- School Improvement Team, School Advisory Council, and District Parent Advisory Council