Title I

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    TITLE I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA):

    Under the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) there is financial assistance to school districts with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.  Alexandria Public School (206) accepts Title I funds and is required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant education opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education and at minimum proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.  

    As part of the requirement Alexandria Public School (206) is required to have a Parent Involvement Plan.   In addition, schools accepting Title I funding must involve parents in the plan.   A yearly meeting is scheduled to gather input from parents regarding the Parent Involvement Plan and to review student achievement.  

    Public and nonpublic school buildings can receive funding under Title I, part A of ESEA.  Schools receive funding as a “whole”  or “targeted” school.   Funding for whole schools are available to all children in the building and a school must develop a whole school plan for use of the allocated dollars.  Schools who are targeted provide services to student who qualify under district guidelines.  Non-public schools receive funding in allocation of the students resident public school receiving funding as a per child allocation.

     

    Public school buildings participating in Title I services (2018-2019 school year)

    Woodland Elementary School- School-wide Title I

    Voyager Elementary School- Targeted Services

    Carlos Elementary School- School-wide Title I

    Miltona Elementary School- Targeted Services

     

    Non-public schools participation in Title I services (2018-2019 school year)

    Zion Lutheran School

    St. Mary’s Catholic School

    New Testament School

     

    2018-2019 District Parent Involvement Meeting:

    August 8, 2018 5:30-6:30 at the District Office

     

    Click on the link below for further information:

    Alexandria Public Schools Parent Involvement Plan

    Title I Parent Involvement Requirements overview (MDE link)

     

    What Can I Do As A Parent?

    Title I involves parents by:

    • notifying parents of their child’s eligibility for and participation in Title I.
    • providing parents with progress reports on their Title I student through conferences, informal meetings, or other means of communication.
    • providing parents with Title I information, updates, and insights through newsletters.
    • providing opportunities for parents to be school volunteers.
    • encouraging participation in Parent Advisory Committees and Curriculum Steering Committees.

    Parents can help at home:

    • Read to your child.
    • Ask your child to read to you.
    • Review papers together when your child brings them home.
    • Display your child’s work in a place where it can be seen.
    • Provide a quiet place for your child to study.
    • Help establish a daily routine for study.
    • Make sure your child gets adequate sleep and nutrition.
    • Praise your child for a job well done.

    Parents can help at school:

    • Visit your child’s classroom.
    • Attend parent-teacher-student conferences.
    • Ask your child’s teacher what you can do at home to give your child practice in reading and/or mathematics.
    • Become involved in your building’s Parent Advisory Committee.
    • Attend Title 1 Parent Informational meetings.
    • Contact your child’s teacher or principal whenever you have questions about your child’s needs or progress.
    • Attend classes offered by the parent liaison.