Title 1 Services and Resources
Our Title I Handbook is to provide you a better understanding of the Title I Targeted Assist program her at South Range Local Schools. The term "targeted assistance" signifies that the services are provided to a select group of children -- those identified as failing, or most at risk of failing; the goal of a targeted assistance school is to improve teaching and learning to enable participants to meet the challenging State performance standards that all children are expected to master. A targeted assistance program must be based on effective means for improving achievement of participating children; use effective instructional strategies that give primary consideration to extended-time strategies, provide accelerated, high-quality curricula, and minimize removing children from the regular classroom during regular school hours; coordinate with and support the regular education program; provide instruction by highly-qualified and trained professional staff; and implement strategies to increase parental involvement. Targeted Assistance through Title I services are offered from kindergarten through eighth grade to support English/Language Arts and Mathematics.
The district will host a Title 1 Literacy Night for those who are identified and participating in Title 1 services. Throughout the school year we also hold two conference nights to allow our staff and parents to work together ensuring students needs are met.
We encourage parents who have concerns to reach out to the building administration or Grants Coordinator, Steve Matos, to discuss our Title 1 services.
All students who are identified as a student with academic needs that qualify them for Title 1 services will be expected to complete a Title 1 survey.
A School-Parent Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together. It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students reach grade-level standards. The compact outlines the services and program funded by Federal funds through Title 1, Par A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA). Within the compact it is outlines how the parents, staff, and students are responsible for improving the students' academic achievement. It also outlines the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner, if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s teachers:
- If the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas taught.
- If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which State qualifications or licensing criteria are waived because of special circumstances.
- The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher holds any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
- Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications. If you would like to receive any of this information, please call the Superintendent’s Office at (330) 549-5226. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner, if you ask for it. Download the Bylaws & Policies in South Range Local School District to learn more about Title I funds
Your child has the right to go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there. If you are in need of services, please complete one of the below forms and return it to South Range Local Schools. Visit the Department of Education website to learn more about the rights your children have who are experiencing homelessness.
District Homeless Liaison:
Bethany A. Carlson, Superintendent
FERPA is a Federal law that applies to educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under a program administered by the U. S. Department of Education. Under FERPA, schools must generally afford parents: access to their children's education records, an opportunity to seek to have the records amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from the records. South Range Local Schools has adopted various policies pertaining to FERPA guidelines and laws. All policies are located on the Board of Education webpage under South Range Schools Policies and Bylaws.
The South Range Local Schools is pleased to be able to offer our students, staff and guests access to computer technology, including access to the Internet, certain online services and the South Range Local Schools information technology network. Adherence to the above policy is necessary for continued access to the school's technology resources. Technology acceptable use is located within our building handbooks.
Each year the Grants Coordinator and/or Director of Special Education shall work with parents of children served in Title I and IDEA Programs in order to jointly develop and agree upon a proposed written parent involvement policy to establish expectations for the involvement of such parents in the education of their children.
The district provides an opportunity for the general public to comment during board meetings. During audience comments, the general public, including individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, may comment regarding the district's use of IDEA Part B funds.
South Range Local Schools follows all proper procedures for securing quotations and/or bids policy for the District.