TITLE I PARENT RESOURCES
Our District also has a District Title I Family Literacy Center located at the Howard Academy Community Center at 306 NW 7th Avenue that is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The telephone number is 620-7082. The District also provides a Parent Resource Van which travels to each school in the district. Watch for upcoming newsletters for the dates of when it will be at our school.
The State of Florida provides two online Parent Resource Centers:
- Partnership for Family Involvement in Education
- The Family Network on Disability
TITLE I SCHOOL COMPACT
A sample copy of the Title I Parent/School Compact is included at the end of Sparr Student/Parent Handbook. A Parent/School Compact will be jointly developed for your child. Your child’s teacher will make an appointment with you to discuss the compact.
District Parent Involvement Plan
A copy of the District Parent Involvement Plan is located in the school's front office or Title 1 office.
TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PARTICIPATION
Sparr is a Title I school. As parents, you will be invited to attend an informational meeting regarding the school’s participation in Title I and the requirements of the program.Sparr receives Title I funds because 40% or more of our students are eligible for free/reduced lunch. Title I is the largest federally funded program for education under the NCLB Act. Our Title I funds are used to meet the academic needs of all our students, but especially the needs of students in the subgroups identified by AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) who are struggling in reading, writing, and/or mathematics. Title I funds can be used to hire teachers and/or teachers assistants, to provide additional learning time through before/after school and summer programs, to purchase extra resources such as equipment, computers, and learning materials, to provide additional training for our school’s staff, and to implement innovative research-based instructional programs that will improve student learning.Last spring our parent committee wrote the School Improvement Plan, which identified how our Title I funds would be used this school year to improve student performance and to increase parent involvement. We encourage all parents to be a part of the planning and review of programs that will increase student achievement, to participate in school activities, to be actively involved in the education of their child, and to assist in developing the School Improvement Plan.
Notification of the School’s and the District’s Improvement Plans
Sparr School Improvement Plan (SIP) is available for review on our school’s website at here. The District’s Title I Improvement Plan is available for review at www.flbsi.org. Both the Sparr School Improvement Plan and the District’s Title I Improvement Plan are available at the school for parents to review.