Expenditures & Participation
Title I Expenditures
In accordance with Act 282 (passed by the State Legislature in June 2008), the South Carolina Department of Education has developed a new statewide assessment program for students in grades three through eight. The new program, known as the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS), is aligned to the state academic standards and includes tests in writing, English language arts (reading and research), mathematics, science, and social studies. The PASS test results will be used for school and school district accountability purposes beginning with the 2008-09 school year. The assessment results will also be used for federal accountability purposes (No Child Left Behind). To address the areas tested, the activities included in each school's Title I plan was jointly developed by the members of the school's Title I planning team. For additional information on these activities, please contact your principal.
Title I Participation
Title I schools continually monitor the implementation of the Title I plan and welcome input from parents, school staff, and community members regarding their current and future Title I plans. If you would like to participate on your school's Title I planning team or make comments on the plan, please contact the principal. Copies of the parent involvement policy and the school-parent compact are available for review. All comments and suggestions are welcome before they are finalized.