Mount Holly Elementary School Title I InformationKim SunderlandTitle I Facilitator, MHE843-820-4090
Title I is the largest federal education program supported through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. Today, ESEA has been changed to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Mount Holly Elementary School is one of 21 Title 1 schoolwide sites in Berkeley County. By being a Title 1 school we are able to provide supplemental assistance for every student's academic success.
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 families for supportive involvement. Needs assessments through surveys, observations, evaluation, data analyzes and performance outcomes help determine use of funds for our school.
2020-2021 MHE Title I Funds Provide the Following Support:
- Supplies for our Family Resource Center, Family Engagement events, and Title I Planning Meetings
- 2 Full Time and 2 part time Reading Interventionists
- Communities in Schools
School CompactEach 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.
Parent Involvement Policy
Each Title I school is required to ask for input from parents regarding the development of a parent involvement 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 Home-School Compact or our Parent Policy, please contact Kim Sunderland, Title I Facilitator, at 820-4090.
Family's Rights to Know
As per ESSA, families may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers, including:
* Whether the teacher has met State qualification and certification requirements for the grade levels and subject he/she is teaching;
* Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived;
* What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration;
* Whether their child receives help from a paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.
Families may obtain information about their child’s teacher by contacting the school or through the State Department of Education at: http:ed.sc.gov. Under the Policy tab select Federal Education Programs. Next select ESEA, Title II. Continue to Parent's Right to Know then Educator Qualification Search. You may search by teacher name or by location.
Title 1 Planning Team
Our Title I Planning Team 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 School Improvement Council/ Title I Planning Team meets to analyze and evaluate program activities, staff and parent surveys, and school test data. All are welcome to attend any meeting. At this time, meetings will be held virtually.
Family Involvement is an integral part of the Title I Program. Families 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 MHE include PTO, family nights, volunteering, and participation in school wide meetings.
Family Suggestions or Concerns
A copy of our school’s Title I Plan is located on the schools webpage under Title I. If there are any concerns, comments, or questions contact Kim Sunderland at 843-820-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted within 24 hours.