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Title 1

What is Title 1 Part A?

The purpose of the Title I program is to help low-achieving students meet the state’s challenging academic content and performance standards. The Title I program offers a variety of services which may include additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching methods and materials, family/parent engagement activities, smaller classes and additional training for staff.  Title I is a federally funded program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 (Reauthorized by ESSA in 2015).
 
Schools qualify for funds based on economic need. All Prince George County Public elementary schools follow the School-Wide Title 1 program design. 

Title 1 School-Wide Program Design

Title I is designed to help students served by the program to achieve proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards. Title I schools with percentages of low-income students of at least 40 percent may use Title I funds, along with other federal, state, and local funds, to operate a "school-wide program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Title I schools design the school-wide instructional programming to meet the needs of students in consultation with parents, and division and building level staff. PGCPS Title I staff implement instructional strategies grounded in scientifically based research and incorporate family and parental involvement activities to support the learning experience of our students.

Family/Parental Notification of Assessment Opt Out Policies

On December 10, 2015, Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed into law. Section 1112(e)(2) of ESSA states that parents of students in Title I schools have a right to know about state or division policies regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by ESSA, including any policy, procedure, or parental right to opt students out of such assessments. If you would like to receive information about this topic, please contact the Title 1 Coordinator at (804) 733-2700. 

Teacher Licensing Information

On December 10, 2015, ESSA was signed into law. Section 1112(e)(1)(A) of ESSA states that as a parent of a student in PGPCS, receiving Title I funds, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers instructing your child. Federal law requires the school division to provide you this information in a timely manner if you request it.  Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

 Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status because of special circumstances.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification or degree he/she received.
  • Whether paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications.

PGCPS is committed to providing quality instruction for all students and the division staff diligently work to employ properly licensed and endorsed individuals to teach our students. If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact the Title 1 Coordinator, at (804) 733-2700.

Meet Your Title 1 Team

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Megan Beck
Title 1 Reading Specialist
 
 
Carrie Woodlief
Carrie Woodlief
Reading Interventionist
Contact Info:
Phone - (804) 733-2750
 
Contact Info:
Phone - (804) 733-2750
 
 

Important Title 1 School Documents

School Family/Parent Engagement Compact  School Quality Report 

Division Title 1 Information

 
 
 
 

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