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    Title I

     

    This program is designed to provide money to school districts around the country based on the percentage of low income families in the district. The purpose of Title I is  to ensure that children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

     


    Part A

     

    A comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement. This schoolwide reform  should result in an ongoing, comprehensive plan for school improvement that is owned by the entire school community and tailored to its unique needs.


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    Parent and Family Engagement

     

    Each Title I school strives to build and maintain positive, collaborative partnerships with parents.

     

    As a parent of a child attending a Title I school, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teacher who instructs your child. The NCLB  Act of 2001 allows you to ask certain information about your child's classroom teacher. Specifically, you have the right to ask the following information:

    • Whether the Alabama State Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the graces he or she teaches
    • Whether the Alabama State Department has decided to that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances
    • The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees
    • Whether any teacher aide or similar paraprofessional provides services to your child and if they do, their qualifications