Title I Information Guide for Parents
What is Title I, Part A?
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
In support of strengthening student academic achievement, The Exploris School receives Title I, Part A funds and therefore must jointly develop with, agree on with, and distribute to parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy, agreed on by such parents, that shall describe the means of carrying out the requirements of The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116.
Please click on this link to access the 2020-2021 policy: Parent Family Engagement Policy
Family and Community Engagement School-Parent Compact and Parents Right to Know
In order to fulfill the requirements of the, Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), The Exploris School agrees to implement the formation of a partnership between the home, school, and community; recognizes that the parents is the child’s first and most important teacher; and provide students with the skills to meet the challenging academic standards required by the North Carolina State Department of Education.
● Each year, The Exploris School will ensure the School-Parent Compact is updated in collaboration with stakeholders and provided to all parents to review and sign.
● As a parent, you have the right to request information regarding student participation in state-required assessments in accordance with ESSA’s Parents Right to Know.
● Each year, The Exploris School shall provide notice to parents of the school’s written parent and family engagement policy, parents’ right to know. See policy for 20-21 SY above
In addition, we have included ESSA Parent Rights for your information as well.