Title I overview for James E. Stephens Elementary
Title I-Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, provides additional funding for supplemental academic support to schools with a high percentage of poverty. The level of poverty is determined by the number of children in the schools receiving free or reduced‐price meals or direct certification data at schools with Community Eligibility Provision.
District Title I Parent & Family Engagement Plan
The school district develops a plan each year that is submitted to the Florida Department of Education to describe the resources that will be provided by Title I. If you would like to view the most updated copy of the District Parent & Family Engagement Plan provided by the school district, please click the button below:
Right to Know Letters
All Title I schools are required to only employ highly qualified teachers and instructional paraprofessionals. Federal law allows parents to obtain certain information about a child’s classroom teacher(s) and instructional assistants and paraprofessionals. For more information about Right to Know, and to view a copy of the Right to Know Letters provided by Polk County Public School, please click the button below:
School Improvement Plan
The purpose of a School Improvement Plan (SIP) is to develop a plan with school staff and leaders to help improve the academic achievement.
For a copy of the SIP, please email or call the school. A paper copy is available in the front office or you can visit https://www.floridacims.org/
Compact for Learning
A school-parent compact is a written agreement between the school and the parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs that identifies the activities that the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will undertake to share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This agreement is developed with input from parents, community members and school staff.
At elementary Title I schools, the compact is discussed during family/teacher conferences. All Title I schools have copies of the compact in their front office, as well as translated versions. For a copy of the school compact, please email or call the school.
Parents and Family Engagement Plan
All Title I schools have copies of the PFEPs in their front office, as well as translated versions. For a copy of school PFEP or district PFEP, please email or call the school.