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Title I Information

Tuslaw Local School District 

 

Title I

 

Title I is one of the nation's oldest and largest federal programs supporting elementary and secondary education. Through Title I, the federal government disburses money to school districts based on the number of low-income families in each district as determined by census data. Each district uses its Title I money to supplement and improve regular education programs offered to help students meet state standards.

Title I is based on three important ideas:

1.         All students should have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to reach, at minimum, proficiency on state academic standards and assessments.

2.        Local districts, schools, and parents know best what their students need to succeed. The Title I program allows them to decide how to use these funds to implement research-based proven practices to help students who are failing or who are at risk of failing in school.

3.         Parents are partners in helping all students achieve. They have the right to be  involved in the design and operation of their school's Title I  program, and, at the    same time, a responsibility to help their children succeed in school. 
Students  served by Title I funds include migrant children and youth; children and youth  with limited English proficiency; children and youth who are homeless; children  and youth who have disabilities; children and youth who are neglected, delinquent  or at-risk; children in preschool activities; and any child or youth who is in academic need.

 

Below are important parental notices and requirements that the district must follow to comply with Title I regulations.  They are provided as parent resources, and parents are encouraged to call or visit the schools to continue dialogue with school personnel regarding Title I services.

 

Tuslaw Elementary School 330-837-7809

 

Tuslaw Middle School 330-837-7807

 

Tuslaw Local School District 330-837-7813

 

 

 *Annual Report Card

 

Each year the state of Ohio distributes an annual report card with information about progress made in each school district in regards to student achievement, graduation rates, and other important information.  You can access the district report card, as well as information about various components of the report card, at the website below:

 

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Data/Accountability-Resources

 

Please contact the district office if you would like to discuss the Tuslaw Local Schools report card components.

 


*District Level Parent Involvement Plan

 

2014 - 2015

 

 

The staff of Tuslaw Local School Districts recognizes the importance and value of parent involvement for the success of all students.  We welcome participation of parents and guardians in formulating plans and communications regarding parent involvement to help improve student achievement.

  

Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two- way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring—

 

(A) that parents play an integral role in assisting with their child’s learning;

 

(B) that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;

 

(C) that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and

 

(D) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in Section 1118 of the ESEA.

 

Please contact the district office if you would like to participate in discussions of ways to improve parent involvement. Meetings are held throughout the year to encourage parent involvement. We invite parents to communicate ideas with district staff  members anytime throughout the year.

 

*Progress Review

 

To ensure the parental involvement plan leads to academic quality of our schools, the district will conduct an annual survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.  The survey will be conducted at the end of the school year, and you are encouraged to share your comments at that time.  The results of the survey will be reviewed and used to revise and improve the Title I program and activities for the following year.

 

Parent Resources

 

Ohio Department of Education Parent Information 


 

The Ohio Department of Education has online tools that will help you understand the tests, and allow your child to practice actual test items on line. 
http://portal.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/                
http://tinyurl.com/yb6m9c9

 

Additional valuable websites are listed below:

 

Parent Resources for Reading 
 
http://ed.gov/parents/read/resources/readingtips/index.html 
http://www.starfall.com/ http://www.nationalreadingpanel.org/Publications/helpingread.htm

 

Parent Resources for Math 
http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/index.shtml http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/numeracy/ http://resources.oswego.org/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html

 

 

*Tuslaw Elementary School Parent Involvement Plan

  

Tuslaw Elementary School is designated as a Schoolwide Title I building, and with this designation all parents will be encouraged to participate in the Parent Involvement Plan for the school.

 

The staff of Tuslaw Elementary recognizes the importance and value of parent involvement for the success of all students.  We welcome participation of parents and guardians in formulating plans and communications regarding parent involvement to help improve student achievement.

  

Please contact the school office if you would like to participate in discussions of ways to improve parent involvement.  We invite parents to communicate ideas with staff members anytime throughout the year.

 

*Annual meetings at the beginning of the school year will be conducted to inform parents of the school’s Title I status and the ways that parents can be part of their child’s educational plan. TES staff will provide parents a description and explanation of the curriculum and content standards in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, the achievement levels students are expected to meet, and an opportunity for parents to provide suggestions as practicably possible.

 

*Throughout the year the staff will be in contact with parents reporting on student achievement and progress.  Parents are encouraged to call or visit the school with questions and input into the Title I program.

 

To ensure the parental involvement plan leads to academic quality of our school, the school will conduct an annual survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.  The survey will be conducted at the end of the school year, and you are encouraged to share your comments.

  

*Tuslaw Middle School Parent Involvement Plan

 

Tuslaw Middle School is designated as a Title I Schoolwide Building, and with this designation all parents are encouraged to be a part of the Parent Involvement Plan for the school. 

 

The staff of Tuslaw Middle School values and welcomes the involvement of parents to foster and create a learning environment that encourages and promotes success for all students.   We recognize that communication between families and the school staff is vital to helping our students achieve.  *We welcome and encourage parents to become involved with their child’s education by attending the various meetings and events that we plan in an effort to increase parent involvement.  Parents are invited to call or visit the school with questions and /or input into the Title I program.

 

*An annual meeting is held at the beginning of each school year to explain the Title I program to parents and to ask for their input into the plans for the year. TMS staff will provide parents a description and explanation of the curriculum and content standards in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, the achievement levels students are expected to meet, and an opportunity for parents to provide suggestions as practicably possible.

 

Please contact the school office if you would like to participate in discussions of new ways to improve parent involvement.  We invite parents to communicate ideas with staff members anytime throughout the year.

 

To ensure that the parental involvement plan leads to academic quality of our schools, the district will conduct an annual survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.  The survey will be conducted at the end of the school year, and you are encouraged to share your comments at that time.

 

Tuslaw Local School District

Accommodations for Parents with Disabilities

 

Tuslaw Local School District staff members strive to establish effective and productive communications with parents of students.  Every effort is taken to insure that parents and staff members understand and comprehend these communications. 

 

If the situation warrants, staff members provide the following accommodations to ensure that all communication is as effective as with other parents:

 

         A.  Provide written communications in the language that parents understand.

 

         B.  Provide oral communications to parents who cannot access written communications.

 

         C.  Provide phone communications to parents who are unable to physically come to the school.

 

*Parents Right to Know

 

Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications

Tuslaw Local School district is proud to report that all teachers and paraprofessional meet the requirements of being designated as Highly Qualified.

 

You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that any local school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher.

 

These qualifications include:

 

1.      Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.

 

2.      Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.

 

3.      The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.

 

4.      Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if  so, their qualifications.

 

You may ask for the information by calling or visiting your child’s school or the district office.

 


*Parents Right to Know

 

If Non-highly Qualified Teachers are employed

 

If at anytime your child would be taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified, you would be notified in a timely manner 

 

*Parents Right to Know

 

Limited English Proficient Students

 


Within 30 days of the start of the school year (or within two weeks of placement if not identified prior to the beginning of school), schools must notify parents of limited English proficiency (LEP) students participating in LEP programs of the following:

  

- Reasons for child’s identification and placement;

 

- Child’s level of English proficiency, how assessed, and status of child’s academic achievement;

 

- Type of language acquisition program and method of instruction used in child’s program;

 

- How the program will meet the educational strengths and needs of the child;

 

- How the program will help the child learn English and meet age-appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation;

 

- Program exit requirements, expected rate of transition and expected rate of graduation;

 

- If applicable, and the LEP student has been appropriately identified as having a learning  disability, how the program meets the child’s individual education plan (IEP).

  

Rights of the parent:

 

- To remove the child from the program;

 

- To decline enrollment in the program or other program options available;

 

- Obtain assistance in selecting from among available programs.

  

Schools must:

  

- Notify parents within 30 days when the district fails to progress on measurable objectives under Section 3122;

 

- Implement an effective means of outreach to parents of LEP students to inform them how they can be involved in the education of their children;

 

- Provide above information in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that the parent(s) can understand.

  

*SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

 

Tuslaw Local School District

 

2014-2015

 

Tuslaw Elementary and Middle Schools will:

  

1.      Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards.

  

2.      Hold parent-teacher conferences to discuss individual student progress.

 

3.      Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.

 

4.      Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

  

5.      Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities.

  

Parent Responsibilities:

 

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

 

1.  Monitoring attendance.

  

2.  Making sure that homework is completed.

 

3. Monitoring amount of television children watch and promoting positive use of child’s extracurricular time.

  

4. Volunteering in child’s classroom and participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to children’s education.

 

5. Staying informed about child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by  child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.


Student Responsibilities

 

1.  Know the learning goals and targets for which I am responsible.


2.  Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need to.

 

3.  Give to my parents, or the adult who is responsible for my welfare, all notices and information received by me from my school every day.