Franklin's Title 1 Newsletter

The source for information on Franklin's Title I programs!

Franklin Wildcats 2021-2022 / Quarter 1

Title I Programs at Franklin

Title I is the nation’s oldest and largest federal program that provides funding to school systems. Schools with large concentrations of low-income students receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting students’ educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.

Franklin Classical Middle School receives Title I funding for activities, programs, and events. The purpose of the communication is to inform families about Franklin's Title I program updates and activities.

The Importance of Parental Involvement

“The evidence is consistent, positive, and convincing: families have a major influence on their child’s achievement in school and through life. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more”. -Henderson & Mapp, 2002.

Parental involvement is an integral part of the Title I program. Parents are encouraged to become partners in helping their children achieve and become actively involved in all aspects of the process of the Title I program, from the writing of the plan to its implementation and evaluation.

A strong connection between the home and school is a key element to student success. Opportunities for active parent participation include, but are not be limited to site and district parent groups, parent workshops, open house, parent workshops, parent conferences, parent communication through newsletters, School Messenger, and more.

Title I legislation requires schools to utilize a portion of their Title I funds to support parent involvement. Parents with any comments or suggestions regarding the school’s parent involvement activities can contact the principal, Mrs. Black via email at

District Parent Engagement Groups

Franklin has parent representatives for DELAC and CCAAP!

We continue to need representatives for the groups below.

All parents who are interested in having a direct dialogue with LBUSD central office staff as a Franklin representative or alternate for one of the committees listed below, please email or call me, Principal Alma Black, so I can submit your name/phone/email.

Meetings are 1.5 hours, and representatives will share the information received back at Franklin:

  • District Community Advisory Committee (DCAC)
  • Educational Opportunities for Native Americans (EONA)
  • Pacific Islanders Education Voyage (PIEV)
  • Parent Connection
  • Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

Meeting dates can be found in the attachment below. I look forward to hearing from you!

School Site Council 2021 - 2022

The School Site Council (SSC) met on October 13th to learn about the purpose of the council, to elect officers, and to be trained on the roles and responsibilities of the council. The council also reviewed, updated, and approved the bylaws, Home School Compact, and the Parent Involvement Policy. During the November 17th meeting, the council reviewed, discussed, and approved the Safe School Plan as well as the Single Plan for Student Achievement.
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English Learners Advisory Committee

The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) held its first two meetings in October. The meeting focused on learning about the purpose of ELAC, electing new officers, and adopting the bylaws. During the November meeting, parents learned about the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium also known as the SBAC state test. ELAC members represent and advocate for English Learners (ELs). ELAC members also learned about The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and how to interpret the test results for their children. The committee advises SSC on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement, advises the principal and staff on programs for ELs, and conducts a school’s needs assessment as it pertains to programs and services for ELs. If you have any questions contact ELL Coordinator, Ms. Lisha at (562) 435-4952.
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School Attendance at this Time of Year is of High Importance

With the holiday season here and families begin to plan for the Winter break, please remember that attendance in November, December, and again in January is just as important as it is at other times of the year.

Keep in mind that:

  • Many teachers assign projects that are due before the winter break.
  • Middle school students often have tests in every subject the week before they go on break.
  • Your child will have to make up any missed work. Making up November and December work in January could be very difficult for students.

Strive to:

  • Have your child in school every day until the break. Plan family visits, shopping, and errands after school
  • Limit evening activities during the school week. Your child still needs to study.
  • Postpone travel plans until the break actually begins

Thank you for supporting your child's academic success by ensuring their daily and on-time school attendance!