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Title: Title I Annual Parent Meeting

Title I Annual Parent Meeting
  • September 10, 2009
  • 2009-2010

  • This evening we will review and discuss our
    Schoolwide Title I programs.
  • The agenda items are as follows
  • Title I Program Overview
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • Our Schoolwide Goals
  • School Improvement Status
  • Our Title I Plan for 2009-2010
  • Our Title I Staff
  • Parental Involvement
  • Parents Rights
  • Parent Policies
  • Important Dates and Further Information
  • Questions and Closing

Title I Program Overview
  • Title I is a federally funded program under the
    No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001.
  • It is the largest federal education funding
    program for schools.
  • It provides funding for high poverty schools to
    help students who are behind academically or at
    risk of falling behind to meet our state's
    academic content and performance standards. 
  • Schools qualify for Title I funds based on
    economic need.
  • Based on the schools percentage of free/reduced
    price lunch.
  • The Title I program offers a variety of services
    for participating schools, which may include
    additional teachers and support staff, extra time
    for instruction, a variety of teaching methods
    and materials, smaller classes and additional
    training for staff. 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
    2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President
    Obama on February 17th, 2009.
  • Education funds provided through ARRA provide a
    unique opportunity to jump start school reform
    and improvement efforts while also saving and
    creating jobs and stimulating the economy. These
    one-time resources should be spent in ways most
    likely to lead to improved results for students,
    long-term gains in school and school system
    capacity, and increased productivity and

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • BCC ARRA funds
  • Hired 2 class size reduction teachers
  • Purchase of SMART Boards
  • Supplies for individual classrooms
  • Software for previously purchased computers

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • BCP ARRA funds
  • 2 Additional Teacher Assistants
  • Kindergarten Tutoring
  • Instructional Supplies
  • Library Books
  • Computers, SMART Boards, Software
  • Teacher Training
  • Parent Involvement Activities

Our Schoolwide Goals at BCC
  • Offer intervention opportunities during the
    school day to target students who are struggling
    in math and reading. Facilitate scheduling of
    support staff (literacy teacher, reading
    teachers, tutors, paraprofessionals) to provide
    as much additional assistance to teachers as
    possible to encourage small group instruction
  • Implement concept of Guided Math with all
    students to provide greater differentiation in
    meeting student needs
  • Development of reading and math center
    rooms/model classrooms, which will include
    multiple manipulatives that are sorted and
    arranged by skill and objective for easy access.
  • Collaborative Sessions which include common
    assessments, pre-assessments, bi-monthly flex
    grouping based on skill level and integration of

Our Schoolwide Goals at BCP
  • Vertical Planning between grade levels and BCC to
    discuss common concerns with math reading.
  • Kindergarten tutoring to begin after 1st Nine
  • Integration of reading, math, writing with
    technology (smart board and digital story
  • Continue to fully implement small group
    instruction (BAM) to differentiate math

School Improvement Status
  • Because a major component of NCLB focuses on
    improving education for disadvantaged students,
    Title I schools that do not make Annual Yearly
    Progress (AYP) for two or more years in a row are
    identified as in need of school improvement.
    These schools will receive technical assistance
    and face sanctions. 
  • The ultimate goal of these sanctions is to
    improve academic achievement of students
    however, the strategies to do so are more
    restricted and directed by authorities at
    district and state levels.  These sanctions range
    from offering parents the choice to transfer to
    another school in the district to completely
    restructuring a Title I school that repeatedly
    does not meet its AYP goals. 

School Improvement Status
  • In the first and subsequent years of Title I
    School Improvement, schools must provide students
    with public school choice.  In the second and
    subsequent years of Title I School Improvement,
    schools must offer tutoring services to eligible
    students who choose not to transfer.  In the
    third year of Title I School Improvement, schools
    must take corrective actions, such as replacing
    school staff, implementing a new curriculum, or
    changing the school's internal organization
    structure.  In the fourth year of Title I School
    Improvement, schools must plan for
    restructuring.  Schools in the fifth year of
    Title I School Improvement must implement the
    restructuring plan.
  • Schools are required to revise their Improvement
    Plans on an annual basis. 

School Improvement Status
  • Our School Improvement Status for the 2009-2010
    school year is Watch List for Math and
    Corrective Action in Reading
  • The sanctions that coordinate with this level of
    status are
  • Provide, for all relevant staff, appropriate,
  • research-based professional development that is
    likely to
  • improve academic achievement of low-performing
  • Align instruction with and fully implement the
  • Carolina Standard Course of Study, including
  • appropriate professional development.
  • Extend the length of the school year or school
  • Replace the school staff members who are relevant
  • the school's not making AYP.
  • Significantly decrease management authority at
    the school.
  • Appoint an outside expert to advise the school.
  • Restructure the school's internal organization.

Our Title I Plan for 2009-2010
  • Our school participates in a Title I Schoolwide
  • Schoolwide schools have gone through a one-year
    planning process under the Title I Targeted
    Assistance Program. 
  • Schoolwide programs have flexibility in using
    their Title I funds, in conjunction with  other
    funds in the school, to upgrade the operation of
    the entire school. 
  • School-wide programs must conduct a comprehensive
    needs assessment, identify and commit to specific
    goals and strategies that address those needs,
    create a comprehensive plan, and conduct an
    annual review of the effectiveness of the
    school-wide program that is revised as needed.

Our Title I Plan for 2009-2010
  • School-wide programs
  • plan for comprehensive, long-term improvement
  • serve all students with highly qualified teachers
    and paraprofessionals
  • provide continuous learning for staff, parents,
    and the community
  • use research-based practices to develop and
    implement enriched instruction for all students
  • use inclusive approaches to strengthen the
    school's organizational structure
  • consolidate resources to achieve programs goals
  • engage in continuous self-assessment and

Our Title I Plan for 2009-2010
  • Bessemer City Centrals Title I Program for
    2009-2010 consist of the following
  • We have hired 2 reading teachers and a teacher
    assistant to focus on Reading Instruction
    throughout the day
  • We will improve the amount of technology in our
    classrooms through the purchasing of SMART boards
  • We will continue to ensure that guided reading is
    taking place by providing a center room which
    will be adequately stocked with quality
  • Teachers will be provided with additional
    resources to be used in the classroom.

Our Title I Staff at BCC
  • Reading Teachers Marc Wingate and Wanda Bell
  • Teacher Assistant Matt McGee
  • Class Size Reduction Teacher Jessica Bridges
  • Class Size Reduction Teacher Tessley Moss

Our Title I Plan for 2009-2010
  • Bessemer City Primarys Title I Program for
    2009-2010 consist of the following
  • 2 Title I Reading Teachers
  • 1 Additional Teacher Assistant
  • Parent Involvement Specialist
  • Learning Coach ½ Time
  • Kindergarten Tutoring
  • Computers SMART Boards
  • Instructional Materials for classrooms
  • Parent Involvement Activities
  • Teacher Training/Staff Development

Our Title I Staff at BCP
  • 1st Grade Reading Teacher Ann Carriel
  • 2nd Grade Reading Teacher Joyce Huggins
  • ½ Day Learning Coach Dr Sally Evans
  • 4 Teachers Assistants mean a teacher assistant in
    every classroom

Parent Involvement
  • The law states that parents in Title I schools
  • Must be a part of developing a written parent
    involvement policy that is
  • distributed to all parents.
  • Have a right to be involved in the planning and
    implementation of the
  • parent involvement program in their school.
  • Can receive materials and training for parents
    and staff to foster greater
  • parent involvement.
  • Must have the opportunity to jointly develop,
    with school staff, a school-
  • parent compact that outlines how parents, the
    entire school staff, and
  • students will share the responsibility for
    improved student academic
  • achievement and the means by which the school
    and parents will build and
  • develop a partnership to help children achieve
    the state's high standards.
  • Have the right to know the qualifications of
    their child's teacher and
  • paraprofessional information on the level of
    achievement of their child, if
  • their child is being taught by someone who is
    not "highly qualified" and will
  • be in that position for 4 or more weeks, the
    school's parent policy, and
  • have input in the decisions that are in the

Parent Involvement
  • The District and School Level Parent
    Involvement Policies are available to you
  • in your school packet received at the
    beginning of the year and on our school
  • website. Please provide us with your feedback
    on these policies. Your thoughts
  • are valuable to us.
  • Our Parent Involvement Plan at BCC BCP for
    2009-2010 includes the following components
  • Annual Orientation for parents
  • Flexibly scheduled parent meetings
  • Meetings to share information about Title 1
  • Minimum of 2 parent teacher conferences
  • Ongoing parent communication
  • School-parent compact outlining the shared
    responsibility of student learning
  • Annual surveys regarding parent involvement
  • Activities designed to encourage parent
  • Training for parents in order to help them feel
    more comfortable and confident at school

Parent Involvement
  • Ways you can be involved
  • Attend family fun nights
  • Attend all parent teacher conferences
  • Attend PTO events
  • Help with fundraisers
  • Join the PTO
  • Volunteer your time at the school
  • Talk to your child about school
  • Check homework nightly and sign agenda
  • Have high expectations for your child

Important Dates and Further Information
  • Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • SES meeting September 22nd at 715
  • Our first Family event Grandparents lunch Sept.
  • Open house/ Fall festival October 22, 2009
  • For further information on Title I visit the
    following websites or contact the Title I
    Director, Judy Dunlap at 704-810-8804
  • http//gaston.k12.nc.us/departments/title1/index.h
  • http//www.ncpublicschools.org/nclb/titleI/

Questions and Closing
  • We will take a few minutes for questions before
    closing. If you have child specific questions
    please wait until after the meeting and see one
    of us individually, we will be glad to discuss
    any questions with you personally.
  • Thank you for coming, we greatly appreciate your
    input and participation. We look forward to a
    wonderful year together.
  • Before leaving be sure you have signed in on the
    sign-in sheet.
  • Have a great night.
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