Title I at Bismarck Public Schools
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state's challenging performance standards.
Educational Vocabulary Definitions
Educational Vocabulary Definitions (pub document)
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A parent brochure that includes educational vocabulary definitions.
Title I Parent Brochure (doc document)
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What will Title I do for my child?
The Title I program will provide your child with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom.
Which schools does Title I serve?
The program serves children in elementary and secondary schools who have demonstrated that extra assistance is needed. Title I also serves children who attend parochial and private schools. The eligible Bismarck Public Schools are: Myhre, Moses, Saxvik, WillMoore, Roosevelt, Miller, Pioneer, Lincoln, and Northridge.
Title I Student Selection Process (pdf document)
How are students selected?
Federal rules require students to be selected based on objective, uniformly applied, criteria.
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In targeted schools, (Robert Miller, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Pioneer), Title I law requires that the selection of Title I students be based on objective, uniformly applied criteria given to ALL students at each grade level. The Bismarck Title I program utilizes the criteria contained in this document in consideration of student selection.
Where can I get parent resources?
HAISLN Recommended Reading Lists (link)
This list of titles has been compiled by librarians at member schools of the Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network (HAISLN). It includes both fiction and nonfiction books by some of the best authors for children and young adults.
Title I Website for Parents (link)
This website is for parents to help them easily find information on ways to become involved, access information regarding a school or district, and obtain resources aimed at helping to better enable children to succeed in school.
Title I Programs (link)
State of North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Resources on Title I including key issues, general information, and requirements.
The Pathfinder Parent Training and Information Center(PTI)views parents as full partners in the educational process and a significant source of support and assistance to each other. The PTI's are funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, "to provide training and information to parents to enable such individuals to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children with disabilities," as stated in PL 98-199.
School Library Catalogs (link)
Search an individual school library catalog.
BPS Library Resources for Parent Checkout through Destiny: Select the District Media Library Office, click on the 'Categories' tab at the far right and select 'Parent Resources' from the list. The library services catalog uses a login username and password. Call the District Library office for checkout assistance - 323-4075.
What if I have a question or concern?
Bismarck Public Schools Dispute Resolution Procedure (pdf document)
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If you have questions or concerns about any Title Federal programs and/or the services your child is receiving, please take steps as soon as possible to resolve the situation.
If concerns cannot be resolved Federal regulations require that each district adopt procedures for receiving and resolving disputes pertaining to the Federal Title program. Bismarck Public Schools Dispute Resolution procedures can be found at the above link.
ND Content Standards
ND State Content Standards & Benchmarks (link)
Content standards are public statements about what all students should know and be able to do in a curriculum area.
Parents as Partners
Six Types of Involvement: Keys to Successful Partnerships (link)
The basis of the National Network of Partnership Schools model, providing a framework of six types of activities to build and sustain a comprehensive program of family and community partnerships: (1) Parenting, (2) Communicating, (3) Volunteering, (4) Learning at Home, (5) Decision Making, and (6) Collaborating with the Community
Sample Parent/School Compact (pdf document)
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Sample form that breaks out the parent, student and school responsibilities for improved student academic achievement through receiving Title I services.
District Parent Involvement Policy (pdf document)
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District Title I Parent Advisory Council
Parent involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, meaningful communication involving student academic learning. The Bismarck Public School District collaborates with Title I parents at the district level by encouraging their participation on a Title I Parent Advisory Council. The council meets annually to review the district parental involvement policy and the Title I parent involvement budget. We are always looking for parental input and invite you to join us. If you are interested in participating on this council please contact Tara Renner, Parent Involvement Coordinator at 323-4250.
Parent Advisory Council Meeting Minutes
District PAC Meeting Minutes 2014/2015 (doc document)
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