Letter to Parents | Student - Teacher - Parent Compact
What is NCLB?
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act is our country’s most important federal education law. In 2001 this law was reauthorized and is now called the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
NCLB was designed to promote changes in teaching and learning that will help increase academic achievement in our schools.
What is Title I?
NCLB provides funding to schools through several types of grants or
“titles.” Title I monies are awarded to schools based on their
percentage of students who meet the federal guidelines for being
What is the district doing this year with its Title I funding?
The district is using the funding
to support innovative programs at all three schools, each of which is
designed to enhance the proficiency levels of students in language arts
- At the Newell Elementary School, the funds are
supporting an extended school year program entitled, Summer
Interventions for Success.The program will provide instruction in
reading, writing, and mathematics for selected students for three weeks
in July.The funds are also being used to purchase instructional supplies
to support reading interventions in grades 2-4.
- At the Stone Bridge Middle School, the funds are
supporting an extended school year program for students in grades 5 and
6.The program will meet for three weeks in the summer and provide
instruction in reading, writing and mathematics. The funds are also
being used to purchase instructional supplies to support reading
interventions for students throughout the year.
- At Allentown High School, the funds are supporting
an extended school year program entitled, High School Summer
Enrichment. During the three weeks prior to the start of school, selected
students will be able to review materials in English and math as well
as fine tune their skills in technology. In addition that funds will
support the use of a web-based program to help students electronically
evaluate and revise their writing.The monies will also be used to
purchase document cameras to assist in the instruction of both writing
How can parents be involved?
Parents are encouraged to be involved in many ways! We have listed just a few below.
- See that your child regularly attends school and arrives on time.
- Make sure your child gets adequate sleep and has a healthy diet.
- Provide a quiet time and place for homework.
- Ask questions about what your child is learning and communicate the importance of education.
- Maintain current telephone numbers, contact information, and medical information.
- Communicate regularly with your child’s teachers through email, phone calls, and in-person conversations.
- Attend Back-to-School Nights, Parent-Teacher Conferences, PTA meetings and other school events
- Regularly review the school’s website and check on your child’s progress through the RealTime student records system.
How can I get more information or communicate my ideas about Title I services?
Parents can contact their child’s principal or reach
out to Mark Guterl, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum &
Instruction at 259-7292 extension 3200.