- Annual Title I Meeting to be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Title I is a Federal Program that provides financial assistance to local schools to meet current educational needs of all students to help ensure that all students reach high academic standards.
The program provides extra help to students who scored in Level I or Level II of the MCAS Tests. These are the students who are the furthest from meeting the standards the state has set for all children. Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School is committed to creating innovative and comprehensive educational opportunities for every student, enabling each student to attain his or her highest potential.
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School welcomes the participation of parents in support of student learning and recognizes that parental involvement increases the opportunities for student success. The parent-school compact states the goals and responsibilities of parents, students, and school. It is used as a guideline to get an understanding of the expectations of the student, the parent/guardian and the Title I Staff. This compact is an agreement that all parties will work together to increase the student’s understanding of the materials in accordance with the curriculum frameworks. It is the policy of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School to foster and maintain ongoing communications with parents concerning their student’s educational progress, the professional qualifications of their student’s teachers, and status of the student’s school.
Title I Compact
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement, and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards. This School-Parent compact is in effect during the school year of 2017 – 2018.
Required School/Parent Compact Provisions
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School will:
- Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
- In grades 9-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics classes, Title I eligible students receive additional support by highly-qualified Also, all teachers have met, or are working towards State licensure requirements. Providing support within the general education classroom allows the Title I students greater access to instruction based upon Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
- Supplemental Math and ELA services are also provided in the form of after school programs.
- Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, those conferences will be held:
- A general Title I Parent Meeting is held in the school year.
- Throughout the year, parent teacher conferences may also be held upon request. These meetings provide opportunities for parents to formulate suggestions, and to participate as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
- Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
- Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.
- Provide information to parents of participating students in an understandable and uniformed format, including alternative formats upon the request of parents with disabilities, and to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.
- Provide to parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
- Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
- Staff can be contacted by phone or e-mail. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are readily accessible in the phone directory and on the school website. Parent/Teacher Title I meetings are set up by the Guidance Department upon parent request.
- Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable State licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
- At the high school level, parent participation is encouraged at annual Title I Meetings, the Title I awards ceremony at the end of the school year and at Title I workshops held throughout the school year.
- Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
- Monitoring attendance.
- Making sure that homework is completed.
- Monitoring amount of television children watch and online time my child is utilizing.
- Participating in Title I Workshops and Parent/Guardian Meetings.
- Participating as appropriate, in decisions to my children’s education.
- Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
- Checking my child’s progress on School Brains.
- Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school either by my child, mail, email, website, or other social media school accounts, and responding, as appropriate.
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and reach the State’s high standards. Specifically we will:
- Do homework every day and ask for help when I need to.
- Read at least 30 minutes, every day, outside of school time.
- Give my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received from my school.
- Ask for clarification and/or assistance from classroom staff when needed.
Title I Supplement, Not Supplant Policy and Procedures
Title I funds may not supplant – public education services that are to be provided to all students. At Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, Title I funds only supplement and to the extent practical, increase the level of funds that would, in the absence of Title I funds, be made available from the non-federal sources for the education of eligible children participating in the Title I Program.
MCAS results and other objective educationally related criteria are assigned points on the Student Selection Criteria Sheet. The sheets are calculated by grade and subject. The total number of points is used to rank order eligible students. Students who are in the greatest needs, or who are at most risk of failing are scheduled in an English and Mathematics classes with a paraprofessional present.
Students may also be assigned to the MCAS Remediation. These classes are in addition to the students’ regular English and Mathematics program.
Title I funds are used for professional development. The professional development provides for pedagogy and teaching strategies, which will enhance instruction and thereby, improve student achievement. The professional development funds are used to ensure that all teachers are licensed and paraprofessionals are highly qualified. All students are held to the same high standards and expectations.
The Title I Director will disseminate this written policy and procedure to all administrators and Title I staff in the district. Following such dissemination, the Title I Director will meet with administrators and all Title I involved staff to ensure clear understanding of the concept of Supplement, Not Supplant and the procedures enacted to follow this policy.