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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the Title I Charter Schools program.

Frequently asked questions about the Title I Charter Schools program.

  1. How does my school qualify for Title I funds?
    Schools must have at least 50% of their students qualify for free and reduced meals in order to be eligible to receive Title I funds. Schools with higher percentages receive a higher per-pupil allocation.
  2. How do I know if my child is receiving Title I services?
    Parents need to contact their child’s teacher for specific information regarding individual student program services. Contact your school >>
  3. If my child changes schools, will my child continue to receive Title I services?
    Only students at eligible Title I schools have access to services. Each school determines the criteria for identifying and providing services to students.
  4. How does a school determine their use of Title I funds to design the school’s program?
    Each school has a team made up of administrators, staff, and parents. This team determines Schoolwide Program needs based on data from state and district testing. Programs are required to align with the school’s Title I plan as well as the school’s Educational Plan for School Success (EPSS).
  5. What is the process for a school to write the Title I Program Plan?
    Once the school receives its Title I allocation the Principal, staff and parents collaboratively design their Schoolwide Plan and submits it to the District Title I office.
  6. How does the District monitor and support the Title I programs at the schools?
    The District Title I Resource Teacher that is assigned to Charter Schools monitors each of the qualifying schools throughout the year. The purpose of the monitoring visits is to provide program support and technical assistance to ensure compliance with Title I regulations.
  7. How do I find out about Title I at my school?
    Every Title I school is required to have an Annual Meeting to explain the school’s Title I budget and programs that are funded by Title I .  Parents can also contact the school for information regarding Title I.
  8. How can I be involved in decisions regarding the Title I program?
    Every school has funds allocated for parent involvement activities. By attending these activities a parent can become more involved in the school’s educational goals.
  9. Do charter school personnel have to have the same qualifications to teach my child as public school personnel?
    Yes, charter school personnel (teacher, EA, administrator, etc.,) all have to follow the same rules and regulations that the public schools follow.

 

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