RCS is fortunate to receive Title I funds in order to assist in the implementation of our instructional programs. The district’s 2014-15 allocation is just under $238,000, which includes a small portion to support the transportation of homeless students to and from school.
The overwhelming majority of the Title I funds are used to defray the expense for a number of literacy specialists (reading teachers) in the district elementary schools. The faculty members implement targeted literacy intervention to many students in both Pieter B. Coeymans and A.W. Becker.
One key component to the Title I process is communication between families and the school. Please check out these documents for more information about the Title 1 program at RCS:
▪ The RCS School-Parent Compact (PDF)
▪ PowerPoint presentation about RCS Title I funding - October 14, 2014 (PDF)
RCS would like to invite parents to participate in the information and evaluation process for Title I fund programs by attending one or both of the following events:
▪ Informational Meeting: Presented as a portion of the second October Board of Education meeting each fall (Tuesday, October 14 for fall of 2014). Information about our Title I programs and the allocation of resources will be offered at this time. Board of Education Meetings begin at 6 p.m.
▪ Evaluation Meeting: Will occur in the high school library immediately after school, 3:45 p.m., on the third Tuesday in June (Tuesday, June 16 for spring 2014). During this meeting we will discuss the allocation of funds, the number of students that benefited from these resources, the effects on student performance, and preliminarily plan for next year.
RCS is pleased to report that all instructional staff members in the RCS school district are Highly Qualified within their discipline. As a part of Title I, parents may request an updated reporting on the qualification status of the staff members that work with their child(ren) by contacting the building principal in writing.