Title I is a federally-funded program that offers assistance to students in the area of Reading and/or math. Parents in all Title I buildings may at any time request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including the following:
Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which State qualifications or licensing criteria are waived;
The teacher's baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and
Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
Rock Creek and Jefferson Elementary School both have a school-wide program. This means that every student at both schools is eligible to receive Title I services. Students who are identified as at risk through teacher referrals and Ohio Achievement Tests will be served by a Title I teacher. School-wide status gives us flexibility in helping other students as well.
Policy 2111 Review - PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Board of Education believes that durable and significant learning by a student is more likely to occur when there is an effective partnership between the school and the student's parents. Such a partnership means a mutual belief in and commitment to significant educational goals for a student, a collaboration on the means for accomplishing those goals, cooperation on developing and implementing solutions to problems that may be encountered, and continuing communication regarding the progress in accomplishing the goals.
The Superintendent shall implement administrative guidelines by which a school-parent partnership can be established and maintained throughout the student's career in the District. Such guidelines should encompass parent participation, through meetings and other forms of communication, in:
establishing the learning outcomes for their child with the goal of developing a responsible, adult member of society;
developing and implementing appropriate strategies for helping their child achieve the learning objectives that lead to accomplishing the learning outcomes;
providing a school and home environment which encourages learning and augments, at home, the learning experiences provided by the school;
establishing and supporting a consistent and shared approach to child guidance and discipline
providing for the proper health, safety, and well-being for their child.
Relations with Parents
The Board feels that it is the parents who have the ultimate responsibility for their children's behavior, including the behavior of students who have reached the legal age of majority, but are still, for all practical purposes, under parental authority. During school hours, the Board, through its designated administrators, recognizes the responsibility to monitor students' behavior and, as with academic matters, the importance of cooperation between the school and the parents in matters relating to conduct.
For the benefit of the child, the Board believes that parents have a responsibility to encourage their child's career in school by:
supporting the schools in requiring their child observe all school rules and regulations, and by accepting their own responsibility for their child's willful in-school behavior;
sending their children to school with proper attention to his/her health, personal cleanliness, and dress;
maintaining an active interest in their child's daily work and making it possible for him/her to complete assigned homework by providing a quiet place and suitable conditions for study;
reading all communications from the school, signing, and returning them promptly when required;
cooperating with the school in attending conferences set up for the exchange of information of their child's progress in school.
This agreement between the parent(s), the school, and the student must be on file for every student at Jefferson and Rock Creek Elementary School. When you receive yours from the regular classroom teacher, please return it quickly and you will receive a copy to keep for your files. We appreciate your cooperation with the compacts!!
How We Serve Students
Students in grades 1 through 6 receive instruction in the Reading Center in small groups during their regular Reading time as well as in the regular classroom. The method of instruction depends on the needs of the students and the skill being practiced.
2nd - 6th grade students receive both small group instruction in Math in the Title I room and instruction by Title I teachers and tutors in their classroom (depending on the skill they were working on) two to four periods per week).
How We Gather Input To Guide The Title One Program
The Title I program gathers input from teachers, students and parents through annual surveys. In addition, parents annually receive a Title I compact and program introduction letter. The purpose of the school-parent compact is to build and foster the development of a school-parent partnership to help all children achieve the State's high standards. Responsibility for improved student achievement will be shared by parents, students, and teachers.