Fostoria City Schools

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TITLE I FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAM

Title I is designed to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-income and low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects.  Longfellow Elementary, Riley Elementary, and Fostoria Intermediate Elementary and Fostoria Junior/Senior High School students benefit from additional instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as special preschool, after school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.  Title I School-Parent Compact (English)   Title I School-Parent Compact (Spanish)


OHIO ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVER

Dear Parent or Guardian:
On May 29, 2012, the United States Department of Education (USDoE) granted the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) a waiver of several provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The purpose of this letter is to explain how parts of the ESEA Flexibility waiver under Title I, Part A of NCLB relate to your child’s education.
Notice to Parents
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to notify parents if any of their schools or the district itself were identified for Improvement. This provision has been waived, and districts no longer are required to send a letter out to notify parents of School or District Improvement status.
Public School Choice
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to offer students attending schools identified to be in Improvement status the opportunity to attend another public school not so identified. Districts were required to provide or pay for the provision of transportation to the transfer school. This provision has been waived, and districts are no longer required to offer this option.

Students taking the Public School Choice option during the 2011-2012 school year are allowed to remain in the transfer school until they complete the highest grade in that school. However, the district is no longer responsible for providing or paying for the transportation. 

Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to offer students attending schools identified for Improvement, Year 2 and higher the opportunity to receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES), free tutoring services using external providers.
This provision has been waived, and districts no longer are required to offer SES. In the place of SES, districts are required to set aside 20% to suport school specific needs as identified by their School Improvement Plans. FCS is utilizing the 20% set aside to fund a portion of the STEM program as well as two literacy coaches.
Additional information concerning Ohio’s ESEA Flexibility waiver application and other waiver provisions can be found on the ODE website (ODE Web Site Waiver Provisions) and the USDE’s flexibility webpage (http://www.ed.gov/esea/flexibility). 

Parent Involvement

The district believes that significant learning by students is more likely to occur when there is an effective partnership between the district, schools, and students’ parents/guardians.  Such a partnership means a mutual belief in and commitment to significant educational goals for each student, a plan for the means to accomplish those goals, cooperation on developing and implementing solutions to problems that may be encountered, and continuing communication regarding the progress of accomplishing these goals.  The district, in collaboration with parents, has outlined its commitment to parent involvement in the District Parent Involvement Plan.  In addition, each elementary school has a parent involvement policy that was developed jointly by the district, schools, and parents and is reviewed and revised annually. 


Local Report Cards

View the 2015-2016 district and building local report cards:

District
Fostoria Junior/Senior High School
Fostoria Intermediate  
Riley Elementary
Longfellow Elementary

2015-2016 LRC Presentation
2015-2016 LRC Summary


Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement and that strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the education needs of children.

Projects assist parents to communicate effectively with teachers, principals, counselors, administrators, and other school personnel; and help parents become active participants in the development, implementation, and review of school improvement plans.

Additionally, projects generally develop resource materials and provide information about high quality family involvement programs to families, schools, school districts, and others through conferences, workshops, and dissemination of materials. Projects generally include a focus on serving parents of low-income, minority, and limited English proficient (LEP) children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools. 

Click the logo above to visit the Ohio PIRC website for more information/resources.


Notice of Right to Know Teacher Qualifications

Parents/Guardians have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. Longfellow Elementary, Riley Elementary, Fostoria Intermediate Elementary and Fostoria Junior/Senior High School receive Title I funds.  The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that any local school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher.  These qualifications include:

1. Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.

3. The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.

4. Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Parents should contact the school offices for this information.

Aviso del Derecho a Saber, Aptitudes de los Maestros

Los padres / tutores tienen el derecho de saber acerca de los títulos de enseñanza de los maestros de su hijo en una escuela reciben fondos del Título I . Longfellow Primaria , Primaria Riley , Fostoria Intermedio Elemental y Fostoria Junior / Senior High School secundaria reciben fondos del Título I . La ley federal Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás ( NCLB) requiere que cualquier distrito escolar local que recibe fondos de Título I debe notificar a los padres para que puedan hacer acerca de las calificaciones profesionales de los maestros de sus hijos. Estas calificaciones son:

1 . Si el maestro ha cumplido con los criterios de concesión de licencias profesor de Ohio para el nivel de grado y las materias en las que el maestro proporciona a su instrucción de los niños.

2 . Si el maestro está enseñando bajo un estatus de emergencia o temporal que renuncia a requisitos de licencia del estado .

3 . La principal licenciatura del maestro y cualquier otro título de grado o de certificación (por ejemplo, certificación nacional ) que tenga el maestro y el campo de la disciplina de la certificación o título .

4 . Si su hijo recibe servicios de paraprofesionales y , de ser así , sus calificaciones.

Los padres deben comunicarse con las oficinas de la escuela para obtener esta información.

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