• Gloria Rivera

     The Murphy School District Department of Federal Programs oversees many programs that provide academic and enrichment opportunities to students.  Another, important aspect is the inclusion of parents in family engagement activities with the goal of improving the academic achievement of students.

     What is Title I?  Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to schools to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in reading and mathematics.

    What does the Title I program offer?

    · Reading Interventionists

    · Additional Teachers and Para Educators

    · Professional Development Opportunities for staff

    · Extra time for teaching students the skills they need (Tutorials, Summer School)

    What does research tell us?  Research shows that how well students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in their education.  You can become involved by attending:

    ·  Academic Parent Teacher Team Meetings (APTT) at your school site.  The information is specific to your child’s reading needs.  The APTT meetings are scheduled during the Parent Teacher Conferences (September 30, November 18, February 17, 2016.)  Meetings are for parents of 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade students.

    · District Site Council Meetings are at the Murphy Education Center @ 5:00 pm: September 24, November 19, & February 18, 2016