How can McDowell County Schools Title I Program help me as a parent or caretaker of a child?
Title I offers a variety of family involvement activities and support services which may include:
- Family Literacy, Mathematics, and Technology Activities
- Monthly Family Advisory Council Meetings
- Monthly Second Chance Around Grandparent Meetings
- Family Surveys for Feedback
- Family Reading Center at Each School Site
- Family Literacy Assistants
- Materials and Online Resources for Families to Use at Home with Children
- Understanding Grade Level Curriculum Standards and Assessments
- How to Monitor Your Child's Progress and Growth
- Skilled Title I Teachers
- School Social Workers
- Quarterly Newsletters
- Professional Development for Teachers
- After School and Summer School Programs
- Family Workshops
Annual Families' Right to Know
Families may request and the school will provide, certain information on the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals providing services to the child. The family must make the request to the school principal in writing. [Section 1111(h)(6)(A), ESEA.]
The school will provide a timely notice to families whose child has been assigned to, or taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified. [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(ii), ESEA.]
Information on the level of achievement of the families' child in each of the state academic assessments. [Section 1111 (h)(6)(B)(ii), ESEA.]
Homeless/Neglected & Delinquent
Children and youth experiencing homelessness have rights and deserve to have the opportunity to success academically. McDowell County Schools will work with families to ensure you understand your rights and know how to acquire necessary information. For more information on Homeless/McKinney Vento Act please contact your school principal or Homeless Liaison, Bonita Miano at (304) 436-8441 ext. 241.
The definition of homeless includes children who are:
If you have any questions concerning the Title I Program, please contact the Title I Office at (304) 436-8441 ext. 250.
- Sharing housing or others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason.
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or campgrounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations.
- Abandoned in hospitals.
- Awaiting foster care placement.
- Living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
- Migratory children who qualify for homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
Amanda Fragile, Title I Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Williams, Title I Administrative Assistant email@example.com