What is Title 1?
Title 1 is a federally funded program that provides assistance for the nation's schools. Title 1 took effect July 1, 1995, and replaced what was called Chapter 1. Title 1 funds enhance the educational programs at the school and encourage parent involvement throughout the school year.
The goal of Title 1 is highest student achievement for all children. In order to meet this goal, home and school partnerships are essential. Families are asked to sign a compact. A compact is a voluntary pledge or agreement among parents, students and teachers who agree to work together so that all children succeed in school.
When schools work together with families to support learning, children are better prepared to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) recognizes that a childˇs education is a responsibility shared by the school and family during the entire period the child spends in school. Although parents come to schools with diverse backgrounds, primary languages, and needs, they want their children to be successful in school. FDOE, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), and schools, in collaboration with parents, teachers, students, and administrators, are working together to enhance parental involvement and recognize the needs of students and families in the communities they serve.
Parental Information and Resource Centers ("PIRCs")
Parental Information and Resource Centers are:
Federally funded under Title V of No Child Left Behind.
A national network of 60 statewide PIRCs across the United States.
Funded for five more years (2006 through 2011).
Work hand-in-hand with State and Federal Programs to provide information and resources on early childhood through high school parent involvement.
The purpose of the PIRC program is to:
Help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, andactivities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement.
Strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and other
school personnel in meeting the educational needs of children.
Additional Information:School grades and AYP information: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/
Florida's School Public Accountability Reports (SPAR): SPAR Report and link:
School website: https://www.pcsb.org/rawlings-es