The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board of Education believes that the education of each student is a responsibility shared by the school and parents. The Board recognizes the need for a constructive partnership between the district and parents that provides for two-way communication and fosters educational support for students and parents. The Board recognizes the special importance of parental involvement to the success of its Title I programs.
In keeping with these beliefs the Board endorses the parent involvement goals of Title I of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) and encourages the participation of parents of students who receive Title I services in all aspects of their child's education, including the development and implementation of district programs, activities, and procedures designed to carry out NCLB parent involvement goals.
To that end, the Board directs the district to plan and conduct activities designed to encourage and facilitate participation by parents of students at Title I Schools. Efforts shall be made to ensure that all these parents will have the same opportunities to participate in parent activities, regardless of their ethnic/racial background, socio-economic status, limited English proficiency, or disabilities.
Title I Schools
Title I, Part A the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is the largest federal education program. Its intent is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging State academic content and performance standards.
Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, which provided federal funding for high-poverty schools to help students who are behind academically and at risk of falling behind. Services can include hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, purchase of instructional equipment, materials and supplies, parental involvement activities, professional development, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teachers and paraprofessionals.
Schools considered Title I are those in which the identified student percentage (students directly certified) is at least 46.3% (or 74%) based on Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) guidelines. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) replaced Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) as the measure of poverty for Title I purposes in 2015.