Title One Information
Margate Elementary was identified as a Title One School for the 2021-2022 school year, based on our number of eligible free and reduced lunch students. Schools with 50% or more of the student population receiving free or reduced priced meals meet Title I eligibility. Title I is a federally funded program for economically disadvantaged children who reside in school attendance areas with a high concentration of children from low income families. Since a high incidence of poverty in a school has a direct correlation with low academic student achievement Title I funds are used to provide supplementary instruction to raise the achievement of students who are failing to meet the challenge state standards. Title I funded personnel are instructional or support staff that directly contribute to the education of children and parents.
The purpose of Title I is to support school efforts to ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards and have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. This purpose can be accomplished by providing additional resources for high poverty schools to enhance educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Title I funds must be used in addition to District and State funds. All of the services students would receive in the absence of Title I must be in place before Title I funds are used. Title I funds may be used to benefit all of the students in a school-wide project. All Title I schools are required to spend no less than 1% of their Title I allocation on parental involvement training activities.
The Title I program for parents is designed to: 1. Inform parents about Title I regulations. 2. Provide literacy training. 3. Offer parents training in schools and the community on ways. 4. Encourage active participation in their children’s schools and education.
A Parent Compact (which is an agreement by staff, parents, and students to share the responsibility for improved student academics and then a means to build a partnership that will help student’s achieve the State’s high standards) was sent home with all of the students in their first day packet. We are asking that you please read over the document, sign and return it back to school with your child to give to his/her teacher. More information will be forthcoming regarding parent trainings we have scheduled.
Title One Documents and Resources
Please check out our website for important information regarding Title I Policies and procedures. You will find a link from the home page to Title One Resources.
Title I Parent Resource Center
701 N.W. 31st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33311 (754) 321-1400
School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) & School Improvement Plan (SIP)
Florida law and school board policy mandates that parents have the right to request information regarding the overall school achievement.
If you would like a copy of the SPAR report, please visit the Broward School Improvement website following:
IF you would like a copy of our SIP, please visit the school or our website at https://www.margateelem.browardschools.com or https://www.browardschools.com/Page/50157
Please contact our office at 754-322-6900 with any questions or to request these documents.