Title I Information
State, Federal and Local Programs, i.e., Title I, Title II, Title III, IDEA, Section 31A, CTE/Perkins, School Improvement
How does my school qualify for Title I funds?
Schools must be identified at 40% or higher economically disadvantaged in order to receive Title I funds.
How do I know if my child is receiving Title I services?
Parents need to contact their child’s teacher for specific information regarding individual student program services.
If my child changes schools, will my child continue to receive Title I services?
Only students at eligible Title I schools have access to services. Each school determines the criteria for identifying and providing services to students.
How does a school determine their use of Title I funds to design the school’s program?
Each school has a team made up of administrators, staff, and parents (Instructional Council). This team determines program needs based on data from state and district testing. Programs are required to align with the school’s Title I plan as well as the school’s 90-Day Plan.
How does the District monitor and support the Title I programs at the schools?
The District Title I Resource Staff supports the schools throughout the year. The purpose of this support is to provide program mentoring, technical assistance, and effective instructional delivery to ensure compliance with Title I regulations.
How do I find out about Title I at my school?
Every Title I school is required to have an Annual Meeting to explain the school’s Title I budget and school grade. Parents can also contact the school for information regarding Title I.
How can I be involved in decisions regarding the Title I program?
Every school has funds allocated for parent engagement activities. By participating in these activities a parent can become more involved in the school’s educational goals and the educational outcomes for their child.
Parents are an important part of education. They are their child's first teacher. Title I assists parents in becoming more involved in their child's education as well as better prepared to support their child's education at home. There are many ways for parents to become more engaged. Title I supports parents through training, workshops, and informational meetings. Title I also wants parents to know what is going on at school in order provide input.
Title I funds are used in different ways. To purchase new technology or supplemental materials for students. Most Flint Community Schools now have a
1 to 1 computer to student ratio.
FCS students experience the direct benefits of this extra funding on a
The program emphasizes in-class support with Title I teachers collaborating and working together as a team with classroom teachers. Title I instructors are certified teachers working with students in small groups, allowing additional time for instruction and a lower student-teacher ratio. Students benefit from differentiated and effective instructional strategies which are designed to meet their individual learning needs.
Every school year, Title I Family Engagement Facilitators conduct a Parent Information Meeting at each elementary school. I urge parents of Title I students to make every effort to attend this meeting as it offers the opportunity to meet the Title I Family Engagement Facilitator in your school and gives an in-depth explanation about the components of the program. Family Engagement Facilitators are available for conferences on Parent Conference night, held in November and February of the school year.
Throughout the school year, they hold parent workshops at their schools. These workshops will focus on teaching parents strategies and activities they can use at home to strengthen their child’s reading, writing, and math skills.
Each elementary school houses a Title I Parent Resource Center with language arts and math materials that parents may borrow throughout the school year. The Parent Resource Center link on this website gives an in-depth listing of the materials which are available to borrow.
Title I programs generally offer:
Smaller classes or special instructional spaces
Opportunities for professional development for school staff
Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need
A variety of supplementary teaching methods
Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction
Implementation of family evening events to provide strategies and techniques in both reading and math
PARENTS, you can influence the success of your child in school by becoming an active participant in the Title I parent involvement plan. You will:
Serve as a role model, showing your child that you support his/her education.
Assure that you are aware of your child’s educational progress; thereby demonstrating how important that progress is to you.
Teach your child that your input at the school is appreciated and that you support its efforts.
How can parents help?
Staying informed and responding promptly to all communications from the school or the school district.
Be an example
Showing your child that education is important by reading, attending parent/teacher conferences and attending open houses.
Volunteering at your child’s school and helping with extra-curricular activities.
Finding out how to help your child with classwork, homework and future education plans.
Joining school/parent organizations, school improvement teams, advisory councils and other parent committees.
Flint Community Schools using Title I funds to support the community school approach allows the District to coordinate efforts with community partners to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of the whole child.
A whole child approach, which ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term scholar success.
A whole child approach to education is one which focuses attention on the social, emotional, mental, physical as well as cognitive development of scholars. At its core such an approach views the purpose of schooling as developing future citizens and providing the basis for each child to fulfill their potential.