Title I

District Mission Statement

District and school-based Title I Parent Involvement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family, every teacher, every day

Components of TITLE I are:

  • Effective Instruction
  • Profession Development
  • Parental Involvement

Studies show that the more parents are involved in the education of their child, the more academically successful that child will be. he goal of the Title I Parent Involvement  program is to give school-based Parent Involvement Facilitators information, materials and resources to enable them to provide for their parents at the school-level.  It is the job of the Facilitator to give parents the tools and resources necessary for them to help their child at home. Everyone working together in this way give the child the best possible support for doing well in school.

 

Useful Links and Resources

The District Title One office has now developed the Title I-Part A portion on the on the Polk County Schools website. Please go to the web address below to find helpful resources for parents!

 

Parent and Family Engagement Plan -Elbert

Click the above link for the PFEP plan, it includes it in three languages (English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)


School-Parent Compact

A plan developed jointly with school staff and parents that explains what teachers, other school staff, and parents need to do to help children meet state education standards.

Click on a link below to download

 

Parent Information Resource Center

District Resource Center

 

 

Volunteer Information

Polk County Public Schools Volunteer Page

 

Right to Know 

All Title I schools are required to employ only highly qualified teachers and instructional paraprofessionals. You will be notified in writing if your child has been assigned or has been taught for more than four consecutive weeks by a teacher who has not met the “highly qualified” criteria.

In addition, you have the right to:

  • Know whether your child’s teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional(s) meet the state certification requirements for the grade levels and subject areas in which they provide instruction
  • Know whether a teacher and/or paraprofessional is teaching under emergency or other provisional status and state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived
  • Receive information on the qualifications of a teacher and/or paraprofessional, including the graduate certification or degree held by the teacher and/or paraprofessional, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree