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Title I / No Child Left Behind
The Title I office provides supplemental services to identified students.

TITLE I

The Title I program is a federally funded aid program directed to schools where students need extra help to meet the academic standards set by the state and federal governments. Participants include students who are deemed "economically disadvantaged", students who are at risk of failing and disabled pupils in non public schools. The Title I program funds supplemental services needed to raise the academic achievement level of K-12 students in basic skills and advanced skills.

Parents who have children being served have the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of the program through membership in the Compensatory Education Advisory Committee (CEAC). The CEAC is composed of eligible parents, school staff and community work cooperatively to increase academic achievement.

The Title I program provides funding for Teacher Assistants, School Psychologists, Attendance Counselors Professional Development, instructional materials, supplies, computer labs, and other supplemental services and materials.

Bancroft Middle School will receive $350,000 in Title I funds for the 2006-2007 school year.

OTHER CATEGORICALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS

Parent Involvement (E046)
All compensatory education schools, whether receiving federal or state compensatory education funds or both, must provide for parent and teacher involvement in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the school program for economically disadvantaged students and for limited English proficient students. Schools with School and Library Improvement funding must ensure that all interested persons have the opportunity to participate in the School Site Council (SSC). These programs are supplemental to the District's instructional program.

E046 mandates that at least 1% of Title I funds be allocated for the purposes of enhancing parent involvement in Title I schools. Conference attendance, community representatives and parent workshops are examples of parent involvment expenditures.

Bancroft Middle School will receive $8,392 in Parent Involvement funds for the 2006-2007 school year.

School and Library Improvement (4222)
The purpose of the School and Library Improvement program is to improve the total instructional program by assessing the skills and knowledge of all students and by providing supplemental services that meet those needs.

Bancroft Middle School will receive $27,962 in School and Library Improvement funds for the 2006-2007 school year.

Economic Impact Aid--State Compensatory Education (S539)
The purpose of the EIA-SCE is to meet the educational needs of low-income children and the needs of children in local institutions for neglected or delinquent children. Participants include students who are at risk of failing, disabled, and in private schools.

Bancroft Middle School will receive $18,882 in EIA-SCE funds for the 2006-2007 school year.

Program Improvement (OA46)
The Title I school improvement initiative for the purpose of identifying schools where students are not achieving is called Program Improvement. The process provides technical assistance to schools and districts and requires that sanctions and other corrective actions be taken when schools fail to show adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years. Program Improvement status mandates that 10% of a school's Title I budget be set aside for the "professional development" of the school's teachers and administrators.

At the time of this writing (June-2006), Bancroft Middle School has been placed on the district's "Watch List". 2006 AYP and API results will determine the need for any program improvment funding.

SCHOOL COUNCILS

The purpose of the school improvement program is to improve the local school's total instructional program by assessing the skills and knowledge of students and by providing supplemental services that meet their needs. Each participating school has a state-mandated School Site Council composed of the principal, staff, parents, community members, and, at the secondary level, students. The SSC is a decision-making body in (1) operating procedures and bylaws, (2) selecting and maintaining membership, (3) developing the school plan and budget for Board of Education approval, and (4) evaluating the annual progress of educational improvement under the school plan.

The Compensatory Education Advisory Council (CEAC) is an advisory group made up of a majority of parents and includes teachers, staff, community members, and students at the secondary level. This council makes recommendations to the principal about the allocation of resources that are received from the Federal and State Governments. These resources provide supplementary services to meet the educational needs of identified students.

All compensatory education schools, whether receiving federal or state compensatory education funds or both, must provide for parent and teacher involvement in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the school program for economically disadvantaged students and for limited English proficient students. Schools with School and Library Improvement funding must ensure that all interested persons have the opportunity to participate in the School Site Council. These programs are supplemental to the District's instructional program.

The Title I school improvement initiative for the purpose of identifying schools where students are not achieving is called Program Improvement in California. Since California has a separate School Improvement Program, this accountability initiative is referred to as Program Improvement. The process provides technical assistance to schools and districts and requires that sanctions and other corrective actions be taken when schools fail to show adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years.

CATEGORICAL BUDGET DEVELOPMENT

The school budget must be based on the assessed needs of participating students as determined in the comprehensive needs assessment and detailed in the consolidated school plan to improve student achievement. The most efficient use of resources that support the plan and students' access to the core curriculum should be the rule. The budget should demonstrate clear relationship between the planned supplemental instructional program and the planned expenditures.

Each school is provided print outs which summarize historical demographic and budget information. This information identifies trends that have occurred over the past three years and may be useful in planning more effective instructional strategies. Schools are advised to restructure budget expenditures if students are not showing signs of academic improvement. Budget Justifications provide annual descriptions and rationale for budget expenditures. The expenditure should be tied to the existing plan and the comprehensive needs assessment for student improvement.

The Title I office and the Parent Center are located on the 2nd Floor of the Administration Building.

The links below provide detailed statistical information about Bancroft Middle School.

Bancroft Data Report

SARC

Academic Performance Index (API) Growth Report



Files:
  •  April Letter_a.pdf
  •  April Letter_pdf_1.pdf
  •  April_Letters.pdf

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