What is Title I Schoolwide?
Title I (part A of the elementary and secondary Education Act of 1965, reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) is a federal program that provides financial support to schools with large population of students that come from low-income families.
 
If schools have 40% or more of children from low-income families, then they qualify for Schoolwide Title 1, which is a program that can be used to improve the whole school and offer added services and programs to all students. All buildings in the Buckeye Local School District, qualify for Schoolwide Title I services.
 
Some of the programs and services available in these schools are: teacher and principal training through Professional Development; enhancement of education through technology; language instruction for students with limited English proficiency (LEP); on-going instruction for safe and drug free schools and communities; use of new methods and devices by teachers; early childhood education; strategies that enable all students to meet the academic standards; class reduction teachers to decrease class size; special education; in-classroom individual instruction; after school intervention; strategies to increase parental involvement; summer intervention; increase instruction in reading/math; counseling; speech therapy; referral to community services, such as adult literacy programs, social services, health services, GED adult career development; and parent and community volunteers.
 
If you are interested in learning more about any of these programs, please contact the building principal.
Title I Parent Involvement Policy
It is the administrative policy of Buckeye Local School District to ensure that parents of all students have an opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of our Title I Schoolwide Program. All parents will be informed about the aspects of the Title I Schoolwide Program, including parent involvement requirements and other relevant program provisions, at an annual meeting or meetings to be held each year at the individual buildings. Parent Involvement activities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  1. annual meetings to inform parents of their school's participation in Title I Schoolwide and to give an overview of the program
  2. nine week progress reports / report cards
  3. parent / teacher conferences
  4. parent workshops / training by building and/or district
  5. providing timely information concerning Title I, such as plans/evaluations
  6. parent surveys related to planning, development, and operation of the Title I Schoolwide Program and parent needs assessment.
  7. responding to parent questions, concerns and recommendations
  8. newsletters and other home/school communications
  9. development of a School-Parent Compact
  10. assisting parents with school improvement issues, if applicable
  11. assuring that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities are sent to the parents in the language used at home.
  12. coordinating and integrating Title I Schoolwide Parent Involvement strategies with Head Start and Buckeye Local Early Childhood Educations
  13. volunteer assistance based on teacher need
  14. increased parent involvement activities in all buildings
  15. providing information about the Ohio Parent Information Center (PIRC)
  16. other activities, as appropriate
These ongoing activities and means of consultation will enable parents and staff members to work together in order to build a partnership between home and school. An annual assessment of parent involvement effectiveness will be conducted by a spring survey and parent recommendations will receive a timely response. Reasonable support for parent involvement activities will be provided at parents request and staff members will be readily accessible to parents. This Title I Schoolwide Parent Involvement Policy was approved with consultation with, reviewed by, and made available to all parents.
Parent's Right to Know
You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child's classroom teacher. The federal law, No Child Left Behind, requires that any local school district receiving federal Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, must notify parents of each student attending any school receiving Title I that they may request information regarding the professional qualification of the student's classroom teacher, including the following:
  1. Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child's instruction
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives State licensing requirements.
  3. The college degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification).
  4. Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals (sometimes called teacher's aides) and their qualifications.
You may request this information by returning the letter from your handbook to your school Principal or by dropping it off at the Main office in Dillonvale.