WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF TITLE I FUNDING?
The purpose of Title I
funding is to meet the educational needs of children from low-income households and the needs of children in local institutions for neglected or delinquent children. School receiving these supplemental funds are required to provide services that raise the academic achievement levels of their students in basic and advanced skills. Additional support for students may be provided through professional development and health and guidance services.
HOW ARE TITLE I FUNDS USED?
Each school, with parental involvement, determines how to use Title I funds. Title I funds can be used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, staff development and program improvement. The funding should assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-income students.
HOW ARE PARENTS INVOLVED?
Parents are full partners in their child's education and are included in decision-making that determine how Title I funds will be spent. The LAUSD Title I Parental Involvement Policy
outlines the guidelines that City of Angels School follows. A school-level Parent Involvement Policy (PIP) is developed jointly with and approved by parents. Parents have the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of the Title I program through the School Site Council (SSC)
and the Local School Leadership Council (LSLC)
. In addition, each school receiving Title I funds must develop a school-parent compact, which outlines how parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.
Title I schools must jointly develop, with parents of children receiving Title I services, a school-parent compact as a component of its written parental involvement policy.
The School-Parent Compact:
- Written agreement between the school and the parents of children receiving Title I services
- Identifies activities that the parents, entire school staff, and the students will undertake to share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement
- Outlines the activities that the parents, school staff, and students will undertake to build and develop a partnership for achieving the state's high academic standards
The School-Parent Compact must describe:
- The school's responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction to enable students to meet state standards
- Ways in which parents will be responsible for supporting their child's learning
- The importance of ongoing communication between teachers and parents, at a minimum:
- Annual parent-teacher conferences (elementary)'
- Frequent reports to parents on their child's progress
- Reasonable access to staff
- Opportunities to volunteer
- Opportunities to observe classroom activities
WHAT IS THE SINGLE PLAN FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (SPSA)?
The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) identifies and addresses the instructional needs of students and specifies how categorical funds will be used to accomplish the goals outlined in the plan.
The annual process of developing,reviewing, and updating the SPSA includes a comprehensive review of data and the development of actions necessary to achieve school goals.Each year, the School Site Council (SSC) and the Local School Leadership Council (LSLC) approve the SPSA.