The Bucyrus City Schools feel that parent involvement is a vital part of the child’s educational development. The collaboration of the school and the home builds a successful system for the child. One way for parents to get involved in the educational system is to become a parent volunteer during the school day and at special school activities. The Bucyrus City Schools offers programs through Title I, Title III and IDEA-B. Each of these programs is outlined below.
The purpose of Title I Federal programming is to ensure that every student has a fair and equal opportunity to meet minimum educational proficiency standards. This purpose can be accomplished by meeting the educational needs of low-achieving children in the nation’s highest-poverty schools, limited English proficient children, migratory children, children with disabilities, Indian children, neglected or delinquent children, and young children in need of reading assistance. The over-arching purpose of Title I Federal Programming is to reduce or eliminate the achievement gaps between minority and non-minority students, and between disadvantaged children and students in more affluent, resource-rich schools.
The purpose of Title III Federal Programming is to create or further develop language instruction courses that help Limited English Proficient (LEP) students meet academic standards. Districts who receive Title III funding are expected to move LEP students toward English language proficiency as well as meeting their specific grade-level academic standards.
The purpose of IDEA-B Federal Programming is to help school district’s ensure that all children with disabilities, including three to five year old children, have access to a free and appropriate public education specifically geared to each child’s individual needs. IDEA-B funds allow schools to best prepare children for further education, workforce and an independent life.
For more information on how parents and community members can get involved in our schools through Title I, Title III, IDEA-B programs or 21st CCLC programs, please contact Matthew Henderson, Director of Curriculum at 419 562-6089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.