Please be aware that Limestone-Central Elementary School receives funds from Title 1. Our Title 1 plan has been approved this year and is available for review on our school’s website or in the main office. The Title 1 Planning Team involves parents, school staff, and community members in the planning, review, and development of the school’s Title 1 programs. The school is continually monitoring the implementation of the Title 1 plan and welcomes input from parents regarding its current and future Title 1 plans. If you would like to participate on the school’s Title 1 team or have suggestions for our Title 1 plan, please contact the principal at the school.
Purpose of Title 1
- Title 1 is a federal program that provides opportunities for the children served to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenging state and national content standards.
- Title 1 resources art distributed to schools where needs are the greatest, in amounts sufficient to make a difference in the improvement of instruction.
- Title 1 coordinates services with other educational services and, to the degree possible, with health and social services programs.
- Title 1 provides greater decision-making authority and flexibility within the schools and for teachers. However, greater responsibility for student performance is the exchange made for this flexibility.
Parents Right to Know
- As a parent of an enrolled student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child.
- Federal law allows you to ask for the following information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires the District to give you this information in a timely manner, usually within two working days:
- Whether the teacher is certified to teach the subjects and/or grade levels the teacher is teaching.
- Whether the teacher’s certificate is a waiver or substandard certificate.
- The teacher’s academic major, graduate degrees, if any, and the teacher’s certification area.
- If you would like to receive this information, please contact your principal.
Parent Involvement Expenditures
- The No Child Left Behind legislation requires schools to utilize a portion of their Title 1 funds to support parent involvement. The members of the school’s Title 1 planning team jointly developed the parent involvement activities included in the school’s Title 1 plan. Money is allocated for parent meeting supplies, brochures for parenting, books, refreshments for meetings, and materials for parents to check our to help students.
Parent Involvement Policy and Parent Compact
- Each Title 1 school receives input from parents for the development of a parent involvement policy and school-parent compact.
- The parent involvement policy explains how the school works with parents to review and improve parent programs and describes how parents can participate in planning these programs.
- The school-parent compact outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the way in which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards.
Title 1 Resources