Palmetto Elementary School

315 Palmetto St.
Poinciana, FL 34759

Phone: (863) 427-6012

Title I & Parent Involvement

Anna Perez – Title 1 Coordinator

District Mission Statement

District and school-based Title I Parent Involvement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family,
every teacher, every day.

Title I Overview

Components of Title I are:

Effective Instruction
Professional Development
Parental Involvement

Studies show that the more parents are involved in the education of their child, the more academically successful that child will be.  The goal of the Title I Parent Involvement program is to give school-based Parent Involvement Facilitators information, materials, and resources to enable them to provide for their parents at the school level.  It is the job of the Facilitator to give parents the tools and resources necessary for them to help their child at home.  Everyone working together in this way gives the child the best possible support for doing well in school.

 

Parental Involvement

  • District Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Plan
    • All Title I schools have copies of the Parent and Family Engagement Plans (PFEPs) in their front office, as well as translated versions. For a copy of the school PFEP or district PFEP, please email or call the school.
  • Parent Right-to-Know Letter
  • Parent and Family Engagement Plan
  • Schoolwide Improvement Plan
    • “The purpose of a Schoolwide Improvement Plan (SIP) is to develop a plan with school staff and leaders to help improve the academic achievement.
      For a copy of the SIP, please email or call the school. A paper copy is available in the front office or you can visit https://www.floridacims.org/
  • School-Parent Compact
    • English
    • A school-parent compact is a written agreement between the school and the parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs that identify the activities that the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will undertake to share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This agreement is developed with input from parents, community members, and school staff.At elementary Title I schools, the compact is discussed during family/teacher conferences. All Title I schools have copies of the compact

Parent Resources

Title I Information

What is Title I?

  • Largest federal educational program
  • Provides money to school districts to supplement educational services in high-poverty schools.
  • How does a school qualify for funds?
  • Determined by the percentage of students on free and reduced lunch
  • Allocated money is based on the number of low-income students it serves
  • What is the goal of Title I? To increase student achievement through:
  • Effective instruction
  • Professional development
  • Family involvement
  • Compact – a commitment to share responsibility for student learning; a written action plan for a family-school partnership to help each child get a high-quality education.
  • Parent-Teacher Conference
  • Parent workshops/activities/meetings – provide materials and training to help parents work with their children at home in order to improve achievement.