WELCOME TO THE PARENT CENTER
The Parent Center is a place where parents learn about the curriculum, community resources, and ways to support their children’s learning at home. We look forward to building a partnership with our Meadowcreek families.
Parent Instructional Coordinator
What is a Title I School?
Most educators, parents and community members have heard the term Title 1 School. Being able to answer what is a title 1 school as established by the U.S. Department of Education, however, is more difficult. Title 1 is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Annually, it provides over $7 billion to school systems across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty.
Originally, the idea of Title 1 was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other student. The policy was rewritten in 1994 to improve fundamental goals of helping at-risk students. With the implementation of No Child Left Behind, schools must make adequate yearly progress on state testing and focus on best teaching practices in order to continue receiving funds.
What is the Purpose of Title I Funding?
According to the U.S. Department of Education the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”The basic principles of Title 1 state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. For an entire school to qualify for Title 1 funds, at least 40% of students must enroll in the free and reduced lunch program.
How are Title I Funds Used?
How to use Title 1 funds rests with each school. Title 1 funds can be used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funding should assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-income students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title 1 funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math. Annually, this program reaches over six million students.
How to Create a MyPaymentsPlus Account
2019-2020 Title I Parent Survey Results Summary
Title I Budget
GCPS District Family and Community Engagement Plan
How to use my eCLASS C&I Course Pages
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PARENT RIGHT TO KNOW
Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable. This document is provided to parents in the GCPS Parent Handbook. Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school’s principal for more information.