Student Title I Input Meeting

Elkins Pointe Middle School - March 28, 2019




Please sign-in and take the handouts!

Title I Stakeholder Input Meeting FOR STUDENTS
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Let's Get Started!

Explanation of Title I School-Wide Program

  • What makes EPMS a Title I school?
  • What is the purpose of the Spring Input Meeting?
  • What benefits does Title I bring to EPMS?
  • What is a Parent Liaison?
  • What are the benefits of Title I, and who benefits?

Map It Out Input - Meeting Details

Overview of the School-Wide Title I Program at Elkins Pointe Middle School

Presented by:

  • Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles
    • School-Wide Plan Goals
    • Title I Budget FY17 - Approximately $224 K * Spent on teachers to lower class size, Professional Development for TAG, AVID
    • 2019-2020 School Improvement Plan - On the Website
    • School-Family Compact
    • Parent Improvement Plan
    • Parent Resource Center & Parent University Workshops
    • 1% Budget and Carry-Over Funds
    • Building Parent and Teacher Capacity
    • Collection of Input for the 2019-2020 School Year

Available for viewing:

    • Agenda for Parent & Community Input Meeting
    • School-Family Compact FY19
    • Parental & Family Engagement Plan FY19

Handouts for Students to complete and return:

    • Map-It Out for Feedback Form
    • Evaluation & Annual Parent Survey
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“Map It Out” Input

  • Please Locate your “Map It Out” Input Form
  • We want your input, name optional, initials requested.

Using these data points, please tell us how we can improve our program:

  1. Accessibility (i.e. Language barriers, times of meetings for working parents)
  2. Jointly Developed - How to include all of our school community
  3. Parent Engagement - Getting Parents into the classrooms and to come to Parent Workshops, Title I Annual Meeting
  4. Opportunities for Consultation - Giving Input (i.e. Title I Input Meetings) and feedback throughout the year.
  5. Building Staff Capacity - How can parents partner with the school and teachers? What would parents like to communicate to teachers and the school?

Help Us to Review & Revise:

2018-2019 Documents for Review and Revision for the 2019-2020 School YEar.

  • School-Wide Plan
  • School-Family Compact
  • Parent & Family Engagement Plan

Share the Power and Jointly Decide using “Post-It-Note” Input

  1. School-Wide Plan and the Parent & Family Engagement Plan
    1. Joint Decision Making, Sharing Power & Advocacy
    2. 2-Way Communication
  2. School-Family Compacts
    1. What is a Compact?
    2. Parents, teachers & students Agree to:
  3. Title I Budget - %1 Percent Set-aside & Carry-Over Funds – How should parents spend the funds?
    1. On staff & teachers
    2. On resources
    3. To remove barriers (e.g., childcare/transportation)
  4. Building Staff Capacity
  5. Parent Resource Center & Title I Parent University Workshops
    1. What topic would make your parents come to a Parent Workshop?
    2. What obstacles are in your families way for participating in activities at the school?
    3. What resources do your parents need to help you at home?


Please complete an Evaluation form!


To help us improve this meeting next time!

Ask Us!

Also, please use the Evaluation sheet to feel to ask a question, to locate a resource or for a connection within our school. Title I Parent Liaison will be happy to call or email the answer. If she cannot answer the question, she will locate a person who can help get you pointed in the right direction!

Would you like to know more about Title I?


Email: Lisa O’Hanlon Cowles at

For More information on the Elkins Pointe Title I Program,

please visit the Elkins Pointe website, Title I Tab.


Please complete a paper survey.

Part of the Title I Input process is to get as much parent feedback as possible. Getting feedback both vocally and in writing is an important part of the process. Input is collected from our school community. We need input from our parents, students, teachers/staff, business partners and the community.

Thank you for being part of our School-Community Team!