Nottingham Title I
Important Information for Parents
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Title 1 is a federal program
providing financial aid to school
districts throughout the country to support supplementary educational
programs for those students who qualify. The allocation of funds for
each school district is based on a legislative formula dependent upon
the distribution of low income children and state per pupil
expenditures. However, Title 1 services in Nottingham are provided to
all children at targeted grade levels who qualify as needing assistance
in reading/language arts or mathematics regardless of income.
It is our expectation that children who receive Title 1 services will be able to achieve closer to their individual potential resulting in improved basic math and reading skills. Research indicates that students participating in Title 1 make gains in their academic achievement.
Selection criteria for participation in our Title 1 program includes:
Title 1 Staff
Currently, Nottingham’s Title 1 Grant supports one full time math tutor plus a part-time program coordinator. Unfortunately, due to the loss of stimulus funds and a reduction in regular program federal funding over the past few years, an additional part time tutor position has been eliminated. Our current full time tutor is a N.H. certified math teacher who has experience tutoring students at several grade levels. Our part time coordinator’s position is currently held by a N.H. certified K-8 teacher and administrator with over 45 years of experience in education. The Title 1 staff looks forward to working within the Nottingham School Community to help students develop self-confidence as learners and to strengthen their proficiency in math.
Nottingham School is committed
to the involvement of parents in the education of their children. We
encourage your help and assistance in a variety of ways:
A parent must sign a permission form before a child can participate in the Title 1 Program at Nottingham School. The form will include all pertinent information regarding the tutoring offered. Along with this form, parents will be provided a copy of the Parent Involvement Policy and the School’s Learning Compact (see below). Parent must sign and acknowledge that they have read and have accepted Parental Responsibilities as outline in the Learning Compact.
The Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting is held each fall during Open House. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the Title 1 Program, meet with Title 1 staff, and discuss how parents can become involved in their child’s education.
Program Planning and Evaluation
In addition to feedback from the annual parent meeting, a questionnaire/survey is sent home to Title 1 parents seeking input into the program and how participation impacted on their child. The results of that survey will be used to evaluate the total program and to determine what, if any changes should be considered. Nottingham’s Title 1 Program is evaluated during an on-site visit conducted by the N.H. Dept. of Education every three years. All financial business is administered through SAU #44.
A Title 1 newsletter is distributed to Title 1 parents quarterly or more often as necessary to keep parents informed and up to date. Additional notices are sent announcing special parent meetings and trainings. A summer practice and information packet is also distributed to all Title 1 students. The Nottingham School website contains a wealth of information on Title 1 services as well as useful information on how parents can work with their children to improve math and reading skills. Pertinent Title 1 program policies and procedures are attached to tutoring permission forms.
School ○ 245 Stage
Road ○ Nottingham, NH
○ Phone: (603) 679-5632
○ Fax: (603) 679-1617