What is the Purpose of Title 1 Funding?
The basic principles of Title 1 state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. For an entire school to qualify for Title 1 funds, at least 40% of students must enroll in the free and reduced lunch program.
According to the U.S. Department of Education the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Federal Legislation and Florida statute require that schools provide parents an annual school status report at the beginning of each school year. The Florida Department of Education has produced a No Child Left Behind/School Public Accountability Report (NCLB/SPAR) for each school containing all the required NCLB indicators, including the indicator on Annual Year Prograss (AYP). The DOE has recently posted the NCLB SPARs online.
You are your child’s first and most important teacher and your involvement is crucial to his/her success.
Broward County has The Parent Involvement Office which is available with information and resources to help you stay informed and get involved in your child's education.
The Right To Know Letter
On January 8, 2002, the United States Congress approved the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Broward County Public Schools is committed to following all guidelines as established by NCLB and will provide information regarding classroom teacher qualifications in a timely manner upon request.
Links of Interest:
- BCPS Title I Website
- Parent Involvement Information
- School Public Accountability Reports (SPARS): http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/data-sys/edu-info-accountability-services/pk-12-public-school-data-pubs-reports/school-public-accountability-reports-s.stml
- School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Plan
- Migrant Education Flyer