LEA and Targeted Assistance School Assurances
- The Title I resources will be used to help participating students identified through multiple criteria indicators.
- The Title I and district staff will implement teaching strategies and approaches focusing on the improvement of student learning outcomes.
- The Title I and district staff will coordinate their efforts to provide a curriculum meeting the needs of participating students. The in-class model will be initiated as a means to minimize the removal of students from the regular classroom.
- The Title I and district staff will use weekly correspondence sheets and meet as much as possible to design effective programs for participating students.
- The staff consists of individuals meeting the qualifications established by PDE for the implementation of a Title I Program.
- The LEA will provide opportunities for professional development to the staff working with participating children. (Title I and district)
- The LEA will provide opportunities for parents to become involved in their child’s educational experience – back to school night, parent/teacher conferences, newsletters, PTA meetings, and volunteer programs.
- The LEA will use available resources effectively to assure the success of participating students in meeting PDE’s Chapter V requirements.
- The LEA will review the learning outcome/assessments for participating students to determine their effectiveness on a yearly (fall/spring) basis. Difficulties in meeting the performance standards will result in measures to improve the quality of the educational program.
- The LEA assures that the Title I staff assigned duties beyond classroom instruction, not benefiting participating students, will spend the same proportion of time performing such duties as similar personnel not paid from Title I funds.
- A parent involvement policy for Title I has been designed and will be implemented to enhance the home/school connection.
- Parents will have an opportunity to participate in several meetings throughout the school year. An evaluation will be completed by parents to assess the effectiveness of Title I meetings/conferences.
- Parents will receive a Title I progress report for each nine week marking period. Additionally, parents will be updated on assessment results at parent/teacher conferences.
- The curriculum, assessment instruments, and performance standards will be closely evaluated as the LEA’s strategic plan evolves.
- The LEA will redefine a plan outlining the responsibilities of parents, the school staff, and students for the improvement of achievement as the strategic plan evolves
- The strategic planning process will incorporate parents and community members as an integral part of the effort.
- The LEA will utilize available resources as well as those of outside agencies to allow participation on Title I parents with limited English proficiency of disabilities.