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Title One News
Stephen Foster Elementary School
2020 - 2021
Title One School and District Information for Parents
School Improvement Plan: School staff and parents jointly develop this plan. It includes yearly objectives and activities that will be implemented at the school level. To access the plan click the following link: Stephen Foster School Improvement Plan
School Parent Involvement Plan: School staff and parents jointly develop the plan as part of the School Improvement Plan. The plan includes the parent activities to be implemented throughout the school year and an evaluation of last year’s parent program. This plan can be found under Title One on the school website http://browardschools1.com/stephenfoster. A copy of the plan is available in the front office.
District Parent Involvement Plan: District staff and parents jointly develop the plan. The plan includes the parent activities to be implemented through the school year and an evaluation of last year’s district parent program. If translation is needed please contact Linda Howard, Title I Program Specialist at 754-321-1410. The District Parent Involvement Plan can be found on the following website under Parent Involvement District Title I Site. A copy of this plan is available in the front office.
Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC): Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement and that strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the educational needs of children. There is a link on the school website under Title 1 to access these centers. Several websites are:
Florida School Accountability Report, school grades, FSA, FCAT and Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA): The Florida School Accountability Report contains several types of data (indicators) designed to inform parents and the general public about the progress of Florida’s public schools. This report meets the public reporting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) and certain additional information of interest on the status of Florida’s schools. In addition, the Florida Department of Education publishes school grades, the results of Florida Standards Act (FSA), and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT) Science Go to Florida Department of Education School Grades and Assessment Results
More information about Title One can also be found on the school website at http://stephenfoster.browardschools.com.
Center For Parent Involvement
If you have any questions, contact Lisa Leider Stephen Foster's Title I Contact Person,
or Title I Parent Involvement at: 754-321-1410
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 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.
TITLE I NEWS
Each state is home to at least one parent center. Parent centers serve families of children and young adults from birth to age 22 with all disabilities: physical, cognitive, emotional, and learning. They help families obtain appropriate education and services for their children with disabilities; work to improve education results for all children, train and inform parens and professionals on a variety of topics; resolve problems between families and schools or other agencies; and connect children with disabilities to community resources that address their needs.The following centers/websites are available for parents:
State Florida Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33183
(305) 271-9797 or (305) 271-6628
Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Nova Southeastern Univeristy
1750 NE 167th Street, Room 166-B
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(954) 262-7836 or (800) 986-3223 x7836