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Improving the Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Students

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) supports reforms and innovations to improve educational opportunities for low income students. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB),  a reauthorization of ESEA, was signed into law on January 8, 2002 and represents the most significant changes to educational policy in over 35 years. In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which again reauthorized ESEA.

ESSA includes provisions that broaden the definitions of educational excellence, while maintaining critical civil rights for all students. In addition, ESSA includes provisions designed to focus on providing students the diverse, integrated curriculum and learning experiences necessary for a well-rounded education. Title I, Part A of ESSA is designed to provide all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

Title IV of ESSA includes the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21stCCLC).  The 21st CCLC program provides after-school services to children and their families, including academic and personal enrichment activities, designed to help students meet performance standards in core academic subjects.   

Title I in Seminole County Schools

Title I, Part A
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) receives an annual allocation of federal dollars to provide supplemental resources to schools that have high percentages of children who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch.  ESSA and Florida law determine the eligibility of schools and how funds are allocated to eligible schools and programs. 

Currently, 14 elementary schools, four middle schools, three special centers, and 12 non-public schools are receiving supplemental resources through Title I, Part A.  

Parents’ Rights:
All Title I schools are required to employ only state-certified teachers and highly-qualified instructional paraprofessionals. If at any time your child is taught by teacher who is not certified, your school will notify you. In addition, you have the right to:

  • Request whether your child’s teacher and/or paraprofessional meet the state certification or qualification requirements for the grade levels and subject areas in which they provide instruction.
  • Request whether a teacher and/or paraprofessional is teaching under emergency or other provisional status where state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
  • Request information on the baccalaureate degree major of a teacher and/or paraprofessional and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher and/or paraprofessional, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

If you would like to receive this information, please contact your child’s school.

Title I, Part D
SCPS receives an annual allocation of dollars under Title I, Part D of ESSA to support educational programs in local institutions for neglected or delinquent youth or in correctional facilities. The intent of the program is to provide services to help students successfully transition back to their zoned school upon release from the facility, to further their education or to gain employment. The Title I, Part D program serves three centers: Eugene Gregory Academy, John Polk Alternative School, and the Seminole County Detention Center. Title I, Part D funding also provides services for at-risk students in one non-Title I middle school, and students at Boys Town.

Staff

Click on one of the names below to view their full bio (if available).

Ayla Baker

Ayla Baker

Resource Development Specialist
     407-320-0554
Nan Elwood-Parker

Nan Elwood-Parker

Resource Development Specialist
     407-320-0020
 
Debra Escandon

Debra Escandon

Purchasing Specialist
     407-320-0258
Pam Ferrante

Pam Ferrante

Teacher on Assignment-Secondary Reading
     407-320-0086
 
Patricia Goldman

Patricia Goldman

Teacher on Assignment-Writing
     407-320-0586
Sari Greenstein

Sari Greenstein

Project Specialist
     407-320-0033
 
Laura Joralemon

Laura Joralemon

Project Specialist
     407-320-0534
Jana Kranz

Jana Kranz

Supplemental Educational Services Specialist
     407-320-0341
 
Jamee Minnetto

Jamee Minnetto

Director, Federal Projects and Resource Development
     407.320.0382
Jane Moore

Jane Moore

Teacher on Assignment-Literacy Specialist
     407-320-0246
 
Verlese Pender

Verlese Pender

Family and Community Outreach Specialist
     407-320-0254
Anjani Prashad, Ph.D.

Anjani Prashad, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Operational Support
     407.320.0252
 
Katie Salamanca, Ph.D.

Katie Salamanca, Ph.D.

Teacher on Assignment-Elementary Math
     407-320-0403
Beverly Sherrill-Belle

Beverly Sherrill-Belle

Project Specialist
     407-320-0253
 
Rebecca Villanueva

Rebecca Villanueva

Compliance and Family Engagement Specialist
     407-320-0367
Paul Wojcik

Paul Wojcik

Teacher on Assignment-Secondary Math
     407-320-0151