Improve academic performance
School system seeks parent participation to improve their children's academic performance
Posted on 07/08/2013
Research shows a strong link between school systems partnering with the family's of children and the community and the child's success in school.  Parents and the community not only play a vital role in the education of students today but the partnership can have a significant impact on the future education of children in the community.  To provide opportunities for parents and community leaders, Floyd County Schools is holding two Title I district-wide meetings on Thursday July 18, 2013 at the Floyd County Board of Education located at 600 Riverside Pkwy. NE. Two meeting times will be offered in order to fit the busy schedules of parents and community leaders. The first meeting will be held at 12:00 noon and the second will be offered in the evening at 6:00 pm.  All parents and interested members of the community are invited to attend to help plan educational activities in the system's Title I programs for the future.  Information provided at the meetings will help the school system to develop school plans, policies and compacts in our Title I program. 

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Floyd County School System has nine schools that participate in the Federal Title I Program. Those schools are: Alto Park Elementary, Cave Spring Elementary, Garden Lakes Elementary, McHenry Primary, Midway Primary, Model Elementary, Pepperell Primary, and Pepperell Elementary.

Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state. Schools enrolling at least 40 percent of children from low-income families are eligible to use Title I funds for school-wide programs designed to upgrade their entire educational programs to improve achievement for all students, particularly the lowest-achieving students. Title I is designed to help students served by the program to achieve proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards.

Three decades of research provide convincing evidence that parents are an important influence in helping their child achieve high academic standards. When schools collaborate with parents to help their child learn and when parents participate in school activities and decision making about their child’s education, children achieve at higher levels. In short, when parents are involved in education, children do better in school and schools improve.  The involvement of parents in their child’s education and schools is critical to that process. "We encourage parents and the community to join us in the effort to improve the prospects of the future for our children and our community," stated Suzanne Clonts, director of federal programs for Floyd County Schools. ” When parents, families, educators, and community members work together as full partners, and hold each other mutually accountable, we have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in improving academic achievement for all students.

For more information you may contact Suzanne Clonts or Tina Black at 706-234-1031.