Title I Parent Involvement
District Mission Statement
District and school-based Title I Parent Involvement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family, every teacher, every day.
Title I Parent Overview
The goal of Title I is to improve student achievement through effective instruction, professional development, and family involvement. Parent involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. Additional information can be found in the School Improvement Plan (SIP).
Bartow Middle Parent Compact
This is an agreement between the school, parents, and student explaining how the responsibility will be shared to improve student achievement. Each parent/guardian should review the compact with their child. A parent or guardian and the student are required to sign and date the compact. After signing, please have your child return the compact to his/her first period teacher or to the Title I Office.
English/ Spanish/ Haitian Creole (PDFs)
Bartow Middle Parental Involvement Plan/Summary
The Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) explains what Bartow Middle will do to assist parents in becoming more engaged in their student’s education as required by the Title I program. Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities.
Parental Involvement Policy / Plan Summary-English / Plan Summary-Spanish (PDF’s)
District Title I Parental Involvement Plan
The Districts Parent Involvement Plan is information regarding the Title I program at the district level. Take time to review it and use it as a reference for questions you may have about the Title I program at the district. Please complete the comment portion and return it to your child’s teacher or the Title I Office. District Parent Involvement Plan Summary English/ Spanish/ Haitian Creole (PDFs)
Title I provides newsletters for parents, students, and teachers with information on how to become more involved with each child’s education. These newsletters are from The Parent Institute and Resources for Educators. Additional information can be found on the Polk County Schools Title I home page.
Right to Know Letter
The federal law defines a Highly Qualified teacher as one who is: fully certified and/or licensed by the state; holds at least a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution; and demonstrates competence in each core academic subject area the teacher is assigned to teach. The PCSB provides support for this teacher through the development of a plan to complete these requirements by the end of the school year.
Polk County School District must inform parents attending a Title I school of their right to request information about the professional qualifications of both the teachers and the paraprofessionals who teach and work with their children. Additional information is found in the Right To Know Letter.
Please stop by one of our Parent Resource Centers, For example – Mulberry Middle Resource Center 2017 March (English and Spanish), where we have a variety of resources for both parents and students. Additional information can also be found on the Parent Informational Resource Center (PIRC) or the Parent University website.
Federal Program Newsletter
Please click the link Nov Dec Federal Programs Newsletter Focus on the Family to see the November/December Federal Program Newsletter.
Please click the link March April Parent Family Engagement-Federal Programs NEW to see the March/April Federal Program Newsletter.