Disney Elementary School
Targeted Assistance Plan
Disney Elementary offers Title I services to eligible students in grades PreK - 5th Grade identified as having the greatest needs (as outlined in Sec.1115 Title I Public Law).
All students in grades PreK-5th grade are considered for Title I programs. Beginning of the year, mid-year, and end-of-year assessment ensures continuous evaluation of need for services. Ongoing progress monitoring through formal and informal measures allows additional opportunity to monitor and adjust intervention programs to meet student needs.
Students receiving Title I assistance receive the same amount of instruction from the regular classroom teacher as non-Title students. Title I services are scheduled to minimize removing children from the regular classroom, and are providing a supplement to regular classroom instruction.
Teachers implement effective instructional strategies that are based on Scientific Based Research (SBR) that directly link to State and District language arts and/or math standards. Teachers regularly collaborate with classroom teachers to plan instruction and review student progress.
Resources (materials and equipment) funded by Title I are used only for children participating in the program.
Parents are notified of child’s eligibility to participate in Title I services. Parents are provided with opportunities to participate in the development of the annual Parent Involvement Policy. Parents are surveyed annually to elicit feedback for program improvement. A signed parent compact is in place for each participating Title I child.
Strategies are in place to increase parental involvement in the Title I program. These include:
- Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 15, 16, 17 & February 11, 12, 14
- Parent/Family Events: Open House, Boo Hoo Breakfast, Curriculum Night, Watch Dogs Pizza Night, One Book One School, Boo Hoo Bash, Family Game Night, Carnival, Paybac Nights, and Music programs.
- Parent Education Resources are sent out through the building weekly newsletter and by the teachers.
Staff participates in both building and district staff development focused on reading, math, behavior, and digital literacy.
Link to Disney’s 18-19 Staff Development Plan
The Disney Elementary School has a preschool program for children who are 4 years old and will be eligible to enter kindergarten the following year. The program has been modified to better identify and meet the needs of our young children who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend preschool. Title I, a federally funded and regulated program, provides programs for children living in low income households, who are English Language Learners, whose skills are one or more years below their expected age level, and/or have other special circumstances that may interfere with future or current academic achievement.
The preschool classrooms are staffed with a certified early childhood teacher and trained paraprofessional(s):
The class size average is 18 children, with slots available for parent pay tuition and/or early childhood special education students. Sessions meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through Friday for half day full day AM PM. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the preschool site. Tuition for parent-pay students is $198 (half day) $396 (full day) per month and the tuition for Title I eligible students will be waived.
Preschool follows the rules and regulations within Rule 11 and Results Matter. All classrooms use Creative Curriculum and all students are assessed using Teaching Strategies GOLD 3 times per year.