What is Title I?
We receive Title I funding at London Elementary. Title I is the largest single federal funding source for education. It is intended to help ensure all students have the opportunity to get a good education and meet academic standards. About half of the schools in NC receive Title I funding. All 115 NC school districts receive funding.
How Do We Implement Title I at London Elementary?
We host an Open House/Curriculum Night/Title I Informational Meeting in the fall of each school year to inform parents about Title I and their right to be involved.
2. Offering a Flexible Number of Meetings
Parent conferences are held before, during, and after school. Parents who cannot come to the school are contacted by phone. Curriculum nights and an annual public meeting are provided.
3. Involving Parents in an Organized, Ongoing, and Timely Way
Monthly SIT Team meetings are held. Our SIT Team includes staff members and parents who meet to discuss school improvement issues. Parents are involved in other parent meetings and through parent surveys. School information is relayed to parents via Class Dojo, automated phone calls and text messages, our website, Facebook, and written notices. Classroom teachers contact parents through classroom newsletters and notices, phone calls, progress reports, report cards, Curriculum Night, and Class Dojo.
4. Providing Opportunities For Regular Meetings
London Elementary hosts an annual Open House/Curriculum Night. Parents also have input through PTO and SIT Meetings.
5. Providing for Parent Comments and Parent Assistance
Monthly SIT Team Meetings are held, as well as PTO Board Meetings. Our SIT Team includes staff members and parents who meet to discuss school improvement issues. Parents are involved in other parent meetings and through parent surveys. Classroom teachers and parents communicate through classroom newsletters and notices, phone calls, progress reports, report cards, and Curriculum Night.
6. Developing School-Parent Compacts
Parents complete surveys in the spring of each year for the next year’s compacts. The School Improvement Team then reviews and approves Parent-Student-Teacher compacts. Parents/students and teachers involved with the Title I program sign compacts in the fall of each year.
7. Provide Materials and Training
Parents are provided with school calendars, “Home School Connection,” teacher newsletters to parents, progress reports, report cards, phone calls, curriculum nights, Chromebooks, and our school web page.
8. How to Educate Staff on the Value of Community Involvement
Staff members are involved in SIT Team, staff meetings, grade level planning, and staff development.
9. Information Sent in Language Parents Can Understand
School-wide information is translated if needed.
10. Opportunities for Parents of Students with Disabilities
Parents of students with disabilities participate in I.E.P. meetings. Parents and students are included in school-wide activities, field trips, curriculum nights, and inclusion activities.