Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School Distict’s Title I Program

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Dennis-Yarmouth Regional
School Distict’s Title I
Program
(Almost all you ever wanted to know)
What is Title I?
• Title I is a federally funded program
to help educationally disadvantaged
children
• It is an entitlement program, which
means funds are allocated on the basis
of census poverty, student enrollment,
and other data.
• For more information, please visit
http://www.doe.mass.edu/
Schools with Title I
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Station Avenue Elementary
E. H. Baker Elementary
M. E. Small Elementary
All schools are now Targeted
Assisted
• In addition, this year, we have an
after school program at N. H. W
• Title I funds are
supposed to boost
spending for high-poverty
students, not fill holes
created by district
allocation practices.
What are Target Assisted Schools
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Target assisted schools provide services to eligible children who are
identified by multiple criteria as having the greatest need for special
assistance
Children included are children who are economically disadvantaged, children
with educational depravation, migrant children, and limited English proficient
children, children who have attended Head Start, Even Start, or Reading
First children, Neglected or Delinquent children, and Homeless children
Special Rule: Funds received under this part may not be used to provide
services that are otherwise required by law to be made available to
children described above, but may be used to coordinate or supplement
such services
Each targeted assistance program shall – help participating children meet the
State’s challenging student achievement standards expected for all children,
ensure that planning for these children is incorporated into existing school
planning, use effective methods and instructional strategies that are based
on scientifically based research that strengthens the core academic program
of the school, coordinate with and support the regular educational program,
provide instruction by highly qualified teachers, provide opportunities for
professional development with teachers, principals and paraprofessionals,
including parents, and to provide strategies to increase parental involvement.
Supplement vs. Supplant
• This is the most important regulation
in Title I.
• What it means is that Title I is in
addition to whatever the “regular”
classroom offers.
• If a child receives a half hour of
mathematics instruction in Title I,
s/he must receive at least a half hour
of Title I instruction in the “regular”
classroom.
The basic school represents instruction provided by
the Dennis-Yarmouth District. Title I would be the
bell tower. It is over and above what the district is
providing for all the children of the district. This is
supplementing.
Selection Criteria
• A multiple criteria sheet is used.
• DY Criteria Sheets
• Students receive points, children with the most
points are served first.
• A rank order list is established for each school.
Selection Criteria (con’t)
• Once children have been put on the
rank order sheet, the Title I teachers
set up class groups based on the most
educationally deprived children
entering first.
• The teachers then work down the list.
As children either move or graduate
from Title I the next child on the list
is picked up.
Title I Services
• Reading Recovery (Available in
grade 1 only)
– One on one by Reading
Recovery trained teacher
Reading
Reading and Writing
Small group instruction and/or pull out
to Title I
room with a Reading certified Title I
teacher.
Reading
Mathematics
Generally there is homework every
night. It is important to play the
games and for the youngsters to
learn their facts.
mathematics
Mathematics (Con’t)
• Usually done by co-teaching within a
classroom. The Title I teacher is
highly qualified.
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-ma/coteaching.shtml
School Choice
• Under NCLB (No Child
Left Behind) any school
or district which is
deemed in school
improvement as a
result of the MCAS
must offer school
choice to parents.
• This means that your
child can go to any
school in the district
which you want them to
attend.
public school choice
What to expect this year
• A newsletter each month, usually close to the first of the
month
• A reading workshop and a mathematics workshop to help build
your capacity for helping your child at home
• A Title I report card issued at the same time as regular
report cards
• A meeting with your child’s classroom teacher and their Title
I teacher on the release days first and third terms.
• conference hints
• Availability of Title I teachers to answer your questions
• Availability of the Title I Coordinator to meet with you and
assist you with anything concerning your child’s education.
Either call 509-778-7599 or e-mail
Title I Staffing and Budget
• At Station Ave. –, Colleen MacNamee, Eileen Terwilliger,
Rebecca Bunce
• At E. H. Baker – Elizabeth Bader, Janet Murphy (.5), Kate
Richter (.6), Katherine Geremia
• At M. E. S.– Neeley Martin, John French, Cookie Stewart (.4)
• The amount of money which we will be working with
this year is $1, 028,373 a decrease of $24,789.
• This amount is allocated to each of the schools
based on the amount of poor children in each of the
schools.
Home/School Compact
• For each youngster enrolled in the
Title I program, there must be a
signed home/school compact.
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Home/School Compact
We Need You to
• Volunteer to serve on the
Title I Board of Directors
• This group runs the Title I
program
• It meets every other month
for one hour
• Meetings are usually in the
afternoon, but can be
arranged for any time that
the members can come
• There is one parent
representative from each
Title I school
• Please put a star next to
your name on the sign up
sheet.
Parent Resources
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http://www.scholastic.com/parents/index.asp
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/
Positive Parenting Articles
Math help
Parents homework helper
Developmental information for parents
17 ways to tie shoelaces
ABC Poem for parents
More Parent Resources
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Family tips for literacy
More family tips
State Department of Education Title I page
Federal Department of Education Title I
Resources for Parental Involvement
Title I Dissemination Project
What do you remember?
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1. What is the most important Title I Regulation?
2. What type of flash cards should you use with your child?
3. Where can you find more information about Title I?
4. What is the name of the list from which Title I children are selected?
5. Can all children take advantage of supplemental education and school
choice?
6. How many Title I schools are there this year?
7. How big is the Title I budget this year?
8. Is Title I a state program or a federal program?
9. How often is the Title I newsletter published?
10. Will your building have a reading and a mathematics workshop this year?
11. Which building is Neeley Martin in?
12. What is the range of time your child should be reading each evening?
13. What sheet has to be completed before a child can be considered for
Title I?
14. What must the district offer if a school or district is in “School
Improvement” for two years?
15. Do you have any questions? If so, please write them below and I will get
back to you.

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