Title 1 Overview:
Hall Fletcher is a School-Wide Title 1 school. Funds are used to support all students in literacy and math
2017-2018- Title 1 funding supports: Instructional Facilitator, 2 Full time literacy Interventionists, part time math tutor, and a part time reading tutor. Additionally, Title 1 funds a part time parent involvement coordinator and some supplies and materials that support classroom instruction.
At Hall Fletcher We:
Use a Title 1 Compact showing a partnership between students, parents, and teachers
Set annual goal involving parent communication
Collect required yearlong artifacts
Conduct an ongoing internal needs assessment each year and plan supports based on this data
Develop a prioritized plan annually
Build a professional development plan reflective of school needs
Submit data to the state
Title 1 Information and Facts:
What is Title I?
Title I is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind Act) and is the largest federal education program. Title I includes four major parts:
- Part A – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged,
- Part B – Even Start Family Literacy,
- Part C – Migrant Education, and
- Part D – Services for Neglected and Delinquent Children & Youth.
The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities that support students meeting the state’s challenging performance standards. About half the schools and all school districts in North Carolina receive Title I funds. Title I is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality of education and reach grade-level proficiency.
What is a Title I school?
A Title I school is a school that receives Title I money, the largest single federal funding source of public education in the United States.
How is Title I school funding determined?
Title I is a federal entitlement program. Funding is given to schools based on student enrollment, the free and reduced lunch percentage for each school, and other data. School-wide programs have 40% or more of the children on free or reduced lunch. School-wide programs have some freedom in using Title I funds, with other school funds, to upgrade the entire school. Targeted assistance schools must use funds to provide services to a select group of students. In Asheville City Schools, all five elementary schools are Title schools and operate school-wide programs.
What are the State and Federal Standards for low-incoming students? Low-income students are defined as those meeting free or reduced lunch criteria.
A school-wide Title I school must have 40% or more of the student population receiving free or reduced lunch. A targeted assistance Title I school must have 35% of the student population receiving free or reduced lunch.
What are Parents’ Rights under Title I?
Title I schools must notify parents of their right to receive certain information. Parents may request information in regards to the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) including the degrees held, certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in the area he or she is teaching. Title I schools must notify parents if their child has been assigned, or is being taught, by a teacher who is not Highly Qualified. Parents can also request information about teacher assistant’s qualifications. Please call your child's school, or Ms. Sonya Leonard at (828) 350-6111 if you would like to request qualification about your child's teacher or teacher assistant.
The law also includes that parents in Title I schools:
- must be a part of developing a written parent involvement policy for all school parents and the local community
- have a right to be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement policy in their school
- can receive materials and training for parents and staff to foster greater parent involvement
- must have the opportunity to develop, with the school staff, a school-parent contract that outlines how parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement