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Title 1 update for Parents

Bay District Schools
Title I School-wide Program Schools

Title I schools may consolidate and use funds from Federal, State and local sources in order to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. Per the Florida Department of Eduction, "Title I, Part A, provides local educational agencies (LEA) resources that help children gain a high-quality education and the skills to master the Florida Standards. Title I provides additional resources to schools with economically disadvantaged students. These resources provide additional teachers, professional development, extra time for teaching, parent involvement activities, and other activities designed to raise student achievement. Two models are used in Title I schools to provide these services. Schoolwide reform models provide all students with access to services. Targeted assistance models provide services to select students in Title I schools."

Link to Florida Title One Information

Link to School Testing and Grade Information

SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STATE PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT

(SPAR)

http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/year1415/nclb1415.cfm?dist_schl=3_531

AYP Report

All Schools: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp

Select the AYP option, Bay Distinct Schools Option and then New Horizons

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

SIP_2015-16_03-Bay_0531-New_Horizons_Learning_Center.pdf

SIP_2016-17_03-Bay_0531-New_Horizons_Learning_Center.pdf

BAY DISTRICT SCHOOLS PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN

PIP_New Horizon.doc

The following is an overview/summary of our District’s Title I Parent Involvement Plan/Policy:

Our mission is to establish a close relationship between home and school by advancing opportunities and removing barriers for parents to become actively engaged in academics and school activities. We believe that building this relationship between home and school will assist students in developing into self-directed, lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

1. Involvement of Parents – At least one parent from each Title I school and interested community members serve on the District’s Title I Parent Task Force.   The committee meets four times throughout the year to develop, implement and evaluate the LEA Parent Involvement Plan/Policy, the allocation and expenditure of parent involvement funds, the Title I, Part A Plan, the Corrective Action Plan, and the Title I School Improvement Plan. Morning and evening meetings are conducted to best fit the schedules of the committee members. If you would like to become a member of this committee, please contact Genia Gordon at 767-4354.

2. Technical Assistance – The District’s Title I Resource Teachers meet frequently with each of the Title I schools’ designated parent involvement coordinator at the school sites to provide technical assistance and other support necessary in planning, implementing, reviewing, and evaluating Parent Involvement Plans. Coordinators meet three times a year to share ideas and to disseminate the latest information concerning successful parent involvement strategies.

3. Coordination and Integration - The Title I Supervisor and Resource Teachers work closely with the supervisors of VPK, SES, and other federal programs to coordinate parent involvement activities. Activities include: parents of pre-k students are invited to parent involvement activities at the school sites; Title I funds provide snacks for migrant and ESOL parent workshops; and Title I funds are used to hire parent liaisons at school sites to facilitate the SES program.

4. Annual Evaluation - The District’s Title I Parent Task Force develops a survey to evaluate the content and effectiveness of both the school and district parent involvement policies/plans. It gives parents the opportunity to share barriers that prevented them from participating and give suggestions for future activities. Once completed by parents, the surveys are collected and the results are returned to the Schools’ Advisory Councils and the Title I District’s Parent Task Force to review and revise policies/plans accordingly.

5. Staff Training – The following trainings are provided to faculty and staff members as needed: Understanding the Frameworks of Poverty and Effective Instructional Strategies; Understanding the Importance of Parental Involvement; Boys in Crisis; and Building Relationships.

6. Communication and Accessibility – Title I funds are used to hire a Spanish translator to assist with written and phone communications. The district publishes, distributes and posts on the district web site and in the parent portal information for parents. All district facilities are ADA accessible and translators for conferences are available as requested. 

The entire District’s Title I Parent Involvement Plan/Policy is available on-line at www.bay.k12.fl.us (click on “departments”, then “Title I”). A copy is available in the office at your child’s school along with the School’s Parent Involvement Plan. If you would like to make comments regarding the plan or request a hard copy, you may contact Genia Gordon at 767-4354.

Florida Department of Family Engagement