Title I is a federal program designed to assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenging academic standards. Title I’s resources are shared among the schools where the needs are the greatest, in amounts sufficient to make a difference in the educational program within the school.
Each Title I school promotes a shared responsibility for high student performance by creating partnerships between parents, school staff, and the community at large. This partnership begins with a comprehensive needs assessments and culminates with the creation of a school-wide plan. If you would like to learn more about your school’s Title I plan or to participate on a planning team, please contact your child’s school principal. To be a part of the District Title I planning team, again, speak to your child’s principal or you may also contact Mrs. Annie Means, Assistant Superintendent for Federal Programs and Diversity.
For the 2023 – 2024 school year, the following schools will benefit from Title I assistance:
Arcadia Elementary School: Jay Seegars, Principal
Jesse S. Bobo Elementary School: Catherine Pogue, Principal
Fairforest Elementary School: Kerrie Kish, Principal
Lone Oak Elementary School: Keith Burton, Principal
Woodland Heights Elementary School: Julie Brown, Principal
Fairforest Middle School: Darrell Belgrave, Principal
Parent involvement is an integral part of any Title I program. Parents are encouraged to be partners in helping their children achieve. Each Title I school will hold at least one annual meeting, at a time convenient for the majority of parents at that school, to which all parents will be invited and encouraged to attend. The requirements of Title I and the rights of parents will be emphasized. It is the intention of Spartanburg County School District Six to provide full opportunity for the participation of parents with limited English Proficiency, and/or disabilities, and parents of migratory children. If special translators are needed, please contact your child’s school in advance so arrangements can be made.
Additionally, each school will hold other meetings at various times to provide extra opportunities for parents to learn more about Title I (Open House, School Improvement Council, etc.). Meetings may include refreshments, transportation, child care, and such services that relate to parental involvement and that encourage or allow participation.
Parent’s Right to Know
Parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of a student’s classroom teachers and instructional assistants who provide instruction to your child. Federal law allow you to request for the following information about your child’s instructors and requires the school to provide this information to you in a timely manner:
- Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level/subject area in which the teacher provides instruction
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergen cy or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree
- Information on the level of achievement of the parent's child in each of the State Academic Assessments
If you would like to receive additional information, please contact your school’s principal. You may also access the information by vising the SC State Department of Education’s website here.