DES is a Title I School

  • Parent Notification that Daphne Elementary School is a Title I Program

    Title I is a federal program designed to help students in our nation’s schools.  In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act and Title I, the goal is to help all children be successful at school.  Schools in communities that meet requirements use Title I funds to benefit the entire school.  This type of program is known as a school-wide program.  Some of the benefits that we now offer to all students is a part time Title I teacher, a weekly after-school math tutorial, summer reading and math programs, a summer library program, a readiness program for incoming kindergarten students, parenting education workshops, and other improved resources.

     Selection for Title I services is base on reading assessments, teacher recommendations, grades, and other pertinent information.  Children who may benefit from extra reading interventions are elected for the program.  They rotate in and out of the program, as their needs are met.  Your child may be selected for Title I intervention and receive small group or individual instruction in one or more skills, or concepts, in addition to the instruction provided in the regular classroom. 

     A compact is used as part of the school-wide program.  This compact is designed to help us work together to best meet the needs of each individual student.  Please take a moment to review and sign the compact with your child and promptly return it to your child’s teacher during the first days of the school year.

     Effective schools are the result of a dedicated faculty and staff working together with families and the community to share in the success of all students at school.  Increased student self-esteem occurs when parents and teachers collaborate to ensure learning takes place at the school, in the home, and in the community.

     In accordance with the Title I program and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, parents, through the Right-To-Know provisions, may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) or the qualifications of paraprofessionals providing services to their child.  In addition, parents will be provided information about their child’s level of achievement on any state academic assessments.

     When requesting this information, send your written request to your local school principal or that person’s designee or the Federal Programs Coordinator, Pam Magee, 1091 “B” Avenue, Loxley, Alabama 36551.