Title I Compliance Facilitator – Deanne Martin 843-820-8008, Extension 2509         

    Our Title I facilitator ensures that the school-wide plans are coordinated and research based to benefit students in their classroom activities, the faculty in their ongoing professional development, and parents for supportive involvement according to federal guidelines. Needs assessments through surveys, observations, evaluation, data analyses and performance outcomes help determine use of funds for our school.  Currently, our percent poverty population is at 78.83%. This is determined by our student’s free/reduced lunch status.

    Title I
    Title I is the largest federal education program supported through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The current authorization is referred to as the "Every Student Succeeds" Act. Schools qualify for fiscal support from Title I through the participation of students in the subsidized lunch program. Regulations require that school staff and parents participate in determining how funds are best used to meet the needs of a school. Title I schools are held accountable for and support student achievement, school improvement, and parent involvement.  You can contact Deanne Martin at martindeanne@bcsdschools.net to get a copy of the 2016-2017 plan, or there are copies available in the parenting space in the media center.  You may also click here to view a copy of our Title One Plan online. 

    2016-2017 GCP Title I Funds Provide the Following Support:

    Classroom Reading and Math Supplies

    Technology -software, ink cartridges, computers (including iPads), document cameras, headphones, ink  

    Supplies for Parent Resources, Volunteer Appreciation celebrations

    Supplies and Materials for Family Nights, Awards Day, Volunteer Orientation

    Supplies for SIC/Title I Meetings, Staff Professional Development Training

    Computer Lab manager

    2 Full Time Reading Interventionists, a math instructional coach, and a technology coach

    Family Night Events

    School-Family Compacts 

    Each Title I school jointly develops with parents a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students share the responsibility for improved achievement. School compacts ensure that each school will provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables children to meet the State's student academic achievement standards. Parents are encouraged to observe or volunteer in their child's classroom and participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children and the positive use of extracurricular time. Communication between teachers and parents is ongoing at Title I schools and includes parent-teacher conferences during which the compact is discussed as it applies to each child's achievement.

    Family Engagement Policy

    Each Title I school is required to ask for input from parents regarding the development of a parent engagement policy. This policy explains how the school plans to work with parents to review and improve parent programs and describes how parents can participate in planning these programs.

    If you have any concerns or suggestions for our School-Family Compact or our Family Engagement Policy, please contact Deanne Martin, Title I Compliance Facilitator at 820-8008 ext. 2509

    Family's Right-to-Know
    Parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of a student's classroom teachers, including:

    • Whether the teacher has met State qualification and certification criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other conditional certificate through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
    • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
    • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications
    • Please click here for more information on the Parents' Right to Know. 

    Title I Advisory Committee/SIC (School Improvement Council)
    Our SIC/ Title I Committee is made up of parents, community members, and school staff who are committed to improving school programs and procedures, improving student achievement, and increasing parental involvement. Our SIC/ Title I Committee meets to analyze and evaluate program activities, staff and parent surveys, and school test data. 

    A copy of our school’s Title I Plan, Family Engagement Policy, and Complaint Resolution Procedures are located in the main office.

    Suggestion Box

    A suggestion box has been placed in the front office so you may freely share your suggestions or concerns with our staff. Please include your name and phone number and a staff member will respond to your suggestion/concern within 5 working days. You may also contact us by phone at 843-820-8008 or send a note to your child’s teacher. Thank you for your support.

    Family Resource Center
    Parents, please come to the Family Resource Center in the media center to check out the resources we have available for your use. We have support materials for math and reading instruction, books, magazines, and brochures.  We also have copies of the Title I plan available in this location.  Please contact Deanne Martin if there are specific resources you are looking for! 

    Parent Involvement

    Parental Involvement is an integral part of the Title I Program. Parents are encouraged to become partners in helping their children achieve and become actively involved in all aspects of the process of the Title I Program, from the writing of the plan to its implementation and evaluation. Opportunities for parent involvement at GCP include PTO, family nights, volunteering, and participation in school wide meetings.    

    Family Events for 2016-2017
    **Flyers will come home with more details**

    Family STEAM Event and Fall Book Fair - October 20th, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Family Literacy Event - March 16th, 2017
    Family Event - To Be Announced for Spring 2017

    Annual Title One Meeting

    September 15th, 2016 at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center

    Title One Planning Meetings for 2016-2017

    Parents are invited!  We strongly value your input. Day care will be provided along with snacks and beverages. Planning meetings are held in the library media center. 

    September 26th, 2016 5:00 p.m.

    December 1st, 2016 2:45 p.m.

    January 19th, 2017 5:00 p.m.

    March 14th, 2017 2:45 p.m.

    April 6th, 2017 5:00 p.m.

    April 20th, 2017  2:45 p.m.

     Title I Monthly Newsletters