Title One

TITLE 1 INFORMATION

Calhoun Falls Charter School is a Title I school.  What does this mean for parents, students, and other stakeholders?

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 - Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged.

 

Purpose of Title I

Purpose of Title I

  • Title I (of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation) is a federal program that provides opportunities for the children served to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenging state content standards.
  • Title I resources are distributed to schools where needs are the greatest, in amounts sufficient to make a difference in the improvement of instruction.

 

Title I Participation

Title I Participation
 
Calhoun Falls Charter School continually monitors the implementation of the Title I plan and welcomes input from parents, school staff, and community members regarding its current and future Title I plans. A copy of our Title I plan is located in the front office.    If you would like to participate on the schools’ Title I Planning Team or make comments on the plan, please let us know. We welcome your participation, suggestions, and comments. We have copies of the Parent Involvement Policy and the School-Parent Compact  available at our Title One meetings. Your input is requested prior to finalizing these documents. Copies of these are made available in the front office and on our school website.

Parental Involvement

 Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is an integral part of the Title I program. Parents are encouraged to become partners in helping their children achieve and become actively involved in all aspects of the process of the Title I program, from the writing of the plan to its implementation and evaluation. 

A strong connection between the home and the school is a key element in student success. Materials, strategies, and help from teachers are available to parents of students receiving Title I services. Opportunities for active parent participation should include, but not be limited to, Parent Workshops, School-Parent Compact, School Improvement / Title I Planning Team, conferences, newsletters and more.

The Every Student Succeeds Act legislation requires schools to utilize a portion of their Title I funds to support parent involvement. Parents should contact Kalan S. Rogers with any comments or suggestions regarding the school’s parent involvement expenditures.

PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW

Parent’s Right to Know

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act, parents may request the following information:
1. Whether the student’s teacher:

  • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
  • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.

2. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Title I Expenditures for 2020-2021

Title I Expenditures for 2020-2021

 

The activities listed below are included in our school’s Title I plan that was jointly developed by members of the school’s Title I Planning Team this past school term.

 

  • Funds will be spent to employ a 1 x .5 FTE Interventionist. The purpose of this position is to use  formative assessments to track progress of low-achieving students, help guide curriculum and assessment for at-risk students in grades 6-12 and to provide professional development services for faculty and staff. Expenditures include salary and benefits.
  • Funds will be spent to employ 1 x .5 FTE Curriculum Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to guide data-driven instruction and best practices through analysis of student data and on-site professional development. This position will spend 50% of their time teaching and 50% of their time on curriculum coordination. Expenditures include salary and benefits.
  • Funds will be spent to employ 2 math tutors to provide enrichment and remediation for 1 middle school math class and 1 high school math class. These tutoring services will be provided during the school day (8:00-2:45) Mon.- Friday from October and November for 50 days. The purpose of this tutoring is to provide additional support for any student that is enrolled in math and needs enrichment and remediation. Expenditures include salary and benefits for tutors.
  • Funds will be spent to provide a stipend to teachers to implement an afterschool academic camp. The purpose of these funds is to provide students in grades 6-12 performing below grade-level in the areas of reading, math, and science afterschool assistance. The students will be measured from SCPASS and SCREADY, EOC's, benchmark assessments, and present level of  performance and grade level coursework. The program will be held from December 2020 – May 2021. Expenditures include 8 stipends for teachers.
  • Funds will be spent to provide a stipend to employ a summer schoolteacher and a credit recovery teacher to provide remediation and/or credit recovery for low-achieving students. Students who failed a course will be targeted to attend this summer school program or credit recovery program during the school year. Summer school will be held in June 2021 (with tentative dates of June 13-30, 2021) and last a total of 13 days with the teacher working 4 hours each day. An estimated number of 5-10 students will attend the program. Expenditures include salary and benefits for tutors.
  • Funds will be spent to purchase software/site licenses for USA TestPrep for grades 6-12, Wizer.Me for grades 6-12, Nearpod for grades 6-12, IXL for grades 6-10, and CASE TE21 for grades 6-12
  • Funds will be spent to purchase instructional materials from Teachers pay Teachers. The purpose of these materials is to purchase materials for Math, Science, Social Studies, and English for grades 6-12.
  • Funds will be spent on 13 Interactive Promethean Touch Screen Monitors. The purpose of these additional devices is to support interactive learning for students in all grades. The monitors will be used in both middle school and high school classrooms and will also be used in meetings with parents, students and stakeholders throughout the school year.
  • Funds will be spent to purchase FP LLI Gold System. The purpose of this system is to provide an intensive, literacy intervention program that targets a variety of skills in reading and writing for all students. Expenditures include 1 benchmark assessment and system.
  • Funds will be spent to purchase student incentives. The purpose of these incentives is to reward the improvement of individual academic goals in ELA, Math, Science, and Social for all students based on: student grades, improvement, MAP data, TE21 Benchmark data and any state or district collected data. Expenditures include certificates, trophies, ribbons, medals, pencils, etc.
  • Funds will be spent to provide a stipend to employ two Parent Involvement Coordinators (PIC) to serve as a parent liaison between the school and students' homes; to encourage parental involvement and participation in school programs; and to provide assistance to students' families in areas of school-related concerns in grades 6-12. PIC will host several different vents/workshops and meet with students and parents to increase involvement.
  • Funds will be spent to purchase supplies and materials. The purpose of these supplies is to provide ink and paper for parent involvement meetings.
  • Funds will be spent to purchase 2 printers for the Parent Involvement Coordinators. The purpose of these printer is to provide the Parent Involvement Coordinators a printer to use for making copies, printing, and scanning in parent engagement materials only.
  • Funds will be spent on contracted services for providers of professional development. The purpose of this PD is to provide training through CASE (TE) 21 to help core teachers prepare for state testing in grades 6-12. Sessions will be held on November 23rd, 2020 and March 4, 2021. The professional development will provide feedback to teachers from a series of formative tests throughout the year.

If you would like to review a copy of our entire Title I plan (which includes additional activities, start and end dates, use of funds, activity cost, funding source, and evaluation), you may do so in our office.