Palmetto Elementary School

315 Palmetto St.
Poinciana, FL 34759

Phone: (863) 427-6012

Title I & Parent Involvement

Amaris Hernaiz – 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 forevery 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

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 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.


Upcoming Events

all-day Interim Reports
Interim Reports
May 1 all-day
Description of Event: Distribution Weekr Additional Information: School Calendarsr
7:30 am Volunteer of the Year Awards @ Bartow Civic Center
Volunteer of the Year Awards @ Bartow Civic Center
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Description of Event: Annual awards event honoring our outstanding volunteers.r r Contacts for Event: Erin Martinez
all-day Early School Dismissal
Early School Dismissal
May 17 all-day
Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r
all-day Holiday
May 29 all-day
Description of Event: Student, Teacher, Parar Additional Information: School Calendarsr


Edgar Santiago

Assistant Principal:
Lyndsy Kulcher

Polk County School Board