Overview of Title I Program
Title I, Part A, provides local educational agencies (LEA) resources that help children gain a high quality education and the skills to master Florida Standards. Title I provides additional resources to schools with economically disadvantaged students. These resources provide additional teachers, professional development, extra time for teaching, parent involvement activities, and other activities designed to raise student achievement.
The goal of Title I is to improve student achievement through effective instruction, professional development, and parent involvement.
Title I is an entitlement program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the latest amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I funds are intended to provide supplemental resources to schools with concentrated poverty. The goals of Title I increased student achievement, particularly with the lowest achieving students, through improved parent involvement and professional development of staff.
Schools receiving Title I funds are required to have a Title I Plan. The School Improvement Plan, with some additions, fulfills the requirement for a Title I Plan. The Title I/School Improvement Plan consists of a Comprehensive Needs Assessment, Goals and Strategies for core academic areas, includes professional development and parental involvement activities, and a budget which will demonstrate how available funds will be used to implement the plan. Title I expenditures must align with and support the Title I/School Improvement Plan.
As a parent/guardian, you play an important role in your child’s academic career. Your involvement in your child’s education at school and at home allows your child to see that you value their education. It is important that all parents be actively involved in every step of their child’s education. Decades of research show that when parents are involved in their children’s education:
- children tend to earn higher grades
- received higher scores on tests
- attend school more regularly
- complete homework
- demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors
- graduate from high school at higher rates
- impart positive student achievement, and, are more likely to enroll in higher education than students with less involved parents/families.
Most students at all levels want their families to be a more knowledgeable partner about their schooling and are willing to take active roles in assisting communications between school and home. Let’s work together in preparing our children to become responsible, productive citizens in a changing world.
Link to District Website
Link to District Title I Page
District Parent Engagement Website
Osceola High School Parent and Family Engagement Plan Brochure:
Osceola High School Parent and Student Compact:
Right to Know:
The purpose of this letter is to let you know that Osceola County Public Schools will provide information to you regarding your child’s teacher and paraprofessional qualifications in a timely manner upon request.
Federal law allows you to obtain certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and instructional assistants and paraprofessionals.
You have the right to request the following:
- The teacher’s Florida certification area(s) and,
- If the teacher is teaching infield or is qualified according to the District School Board of Osceola County.
- If the teacher has met state licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- If the teacher is teaching under temporary, emergency or other provisional status OR has been teaching for less than four years.
- If a teacher has received a summative performance evaluation rating of unsatisfactory per s. 1012.34, F.S., Personnel evaluation procedures and criteria.
- The instructional qualifications of any instructional paraprofessional who provides services to your child.
You will be notified in writing if your child has been assigned or has been taught four consecutive weeks or more by a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned [ESSA 1111(g)(1)(B, 1111(h)(5)(D), and 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii)]. The information regarding the qualifications of your child’s teacher and/or classroom paraprofessionals may be obtained from your child’s principal.
In addition, your child’s school will provide information on the level of achievement of your child on state academic assessments. This information will be available at your child’s school.
Please be assured that Osceola County Public Schools is dedicated to providing your child(ren) a quality education. If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact your child’s school.
School Improvement Plan
School & District Report Card
Code of Student Conduct
Title I Parent Survey
School Parent Climate and Culture Survey
Free/Reduced Lunch Application - English and Spanish