September 9, 2016
Dear Parent or Guardian:
This letter is to inform you that three district schools, Valley Center Intermediate, West Elementary, and Wheatland Elementary all are School-Wide Title I schools for the 2016-2017 school year.
Each of these schools receives federal funds from the Title I program. The funds provide additional support to students in qualifying schools. As a requirement of receiving these funds, each year the district must provide parents with information on their rights. These rights include:
Parents may request the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers.
Parents may ask if their child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their
Information on the level of achievement of their child in each state academic assessment.
Timely notice if their child has been taught by for more than four consecutive weeks by a
teacher who is not highly qualified.
Information regarding annual progress of your child’s school.
The preliminary 2015-16 state assessment results show at Wheatland and VCIS, the percentage of our students working at or above grade level standards met or exceeded the state averages in both math and reading. At West, the fourth grade students met or exceeded the state averages while the third grade students performed slightly below state averages. We use this data, along with data from local assessments, to target Title I resources proportionally to the areas that most need assistance.
We encourage you to participate in your child’s learning by becoming actively involved at his/her school. Please contact the school to find ways you can become involved.
Valley Center Schools