Meeting Date:   3/29/2011 - 7:00 PM
Category:   Business/Action Items
Type:   Action
Subject:   14.5 Title I Schoolwide - Holbrook Elementary and Sun Terrace Elementary
Strategic Plan
Policy:  
Enclosure
File Attachment:  
101206_2010 SPSA_Holbrook ES reduced.pdf
101206_2010 SPSA_Sun Terrace ES reduced.pdf
Holbrook SWP Application 3-16-11.pdf
Sun Terrace SWP Application 3-16-11.pdf
Summary The Student Achievement and School Support division is requesting the approval of the application for Holbrook Elementary and Sun Terrace Elementary to conduct a Title I Schoolwide program. Holbrook will operate a schoolwide program for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year. Sun Terrace will operate an on-going schoolwide program. Currently, Holbrook and Sun Terrace operate Title I Targeted Assistance programs.

A schoolwide program is designed to upgrade the educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on State academic achievement standards.

In general, a Title I school may operate as a schoolwide program only if a minimum of 40 percent of the students in the school, or residing in the attendance area served by the school, are from low-income families. [Section 1114(a)(1) of Title I ESEA].

Whereas Title I targeted assistance programs only provide educational services to identified individual students, schoolwide programs allow staff in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families to redesign their educational program to serve all students. The emphasis in schoolwide program schools is on serving all students, improving all structures that support student learning, and combining all resources, as allowed, to achieve a common goal. Schoolwide programs maximize the impact of Title I. Adopting this strategy should result in an ongoing, comprehensive plan for school improvement that is owned by the entire school community and tailored to its unique needs.

A school operating a schoolwide program must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment that identifies the school’s strengths and challenges in key areas that affect student achievement. [Section 1114(b)(1)(A) of Title I of ESEA]. (See Academic Program Survey for Holbrook and Sun Terrace)

The school must develop a comprehensive schoolwide plan that describes how it will achieve the goals it has identified as a result of its needs assessment [Section 114(b)(1)(B-J) and 34 CFR 200.27 of Title I of ESEA]. (See Holbrook and Sun Terrace revised Single Plan for Student Achievement). The schoolwide plan must:

1) Identify reform strategies aligned with needs assessment
2) Provide instruction by highly qualified teachers;
3) Offer high-quality, ongoing professional development;
4) Create strategies to attract highly qualified teachers;
5) Create strategies to increase parental involvement;
6) Develop plans to assist preschool students through the transition from early childhood programs to local elementary school programs
7) Identify measures to include teachers in decisions regarding the use of academic assessments;
8) Conduct activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty attaining proficiency receive effective, timely, additional assistance; and
9) Coordinate and integrate Federal, State and local services and programs.

Each school established a planning team that included the Schoolsite Council and English Language Advisory Committee, teachers and staff, and parents & community representatives to oversee the development of the Title I Schoolwide plan. The planning team gave input related to the comprehensive needs assessment (Academic Program Survey and other assessment data) and made recommendations for the comprehensive plan (Single Plan for Student Achievement). The plans were approved by the Board of Education on January 11, 2011. To ensure that these plans are aligned to the required components of a Title I Schoolwide plan, each school has highlighted those components in bold with the corresponding reference numbers.
Funding Title I-Program Code 3070
Fiscal Impact There is no cost to the general fund.
Recommendation Approve as presented.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Pending:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:  

Original Motion
Member (Sherry Whitmarsh) Moved, Member (Linda Mayo) seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 5 - 0
   
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Gary Eberhart     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Sherry Whitmarsh     Yes