Danville Public Schools
Andrew Tyrrell, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
341 Main St., Danville VA 24541
434-799-6434 ext 240
The purpose of the Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs grant is to support the five No Child Left Behind (NCLB) goals, which are:
All students will reach high standards, at a minimum, attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics by 2013-2014.
All limited English proficient students will become proficient in English and reach high academic standards, at a minimum, attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics.
By 2005-2006, all students will be taught by highly qualified teachers.
All students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug-free, and conducive to learning.
All students will graduate from high school.
Title I is an integral part of the instructional program in the Danville Public Schools and we recognize and are committed to providing students with additional instruction and assistance in reaching state standards. Focusing on early identification and intervention, individual attention is given to students in the areas of reading and/or math.
Title I currently serves eight elementary schools and the Grove Park Preschool. The Division also has a collaborative preschool model with Head Start. These programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of children. Preschool provides opportunities for four-year-olds to learn to play creatively with others in large and small group activities and in an activity oriented, language rich, and child-centered environment. All preschool classes are housed at the Grove Park Preschool. Through the coordination of resources and services, Title I provides support for the Virginia Preschool Initiative preschool program. SOS (Student Opportunity for Success) provides one-to-one instruction of reading to grade one students. Through inclusion, team teaching, and small group instruction, K-5 students are provided instruction in reading, writing and problem solving, and language development.
The goal of parent involvement in Title I is to promote the inclusion of parents as stakeholders in their children’s educational experiences. Parental involvement takes many forms. Parents are provided opportunities to be involved in various school related activities that will help them assist their children to be successful. These opportunities also help parents in making shared decisions about their children’s education and well being. In an effort to connect the home and school and boost academic success of our students, the following opportunities for parent involvement are made available:
Offering parenting seminars and workshops;
Checking out materials from the Parent Resource Center;
Participating in school based activities;
Attending Family Literacy classes; and
Visiting your child’s classroom and teacher.
In addition, a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is established at each school which is comprised of a group of parents, teachers, and the school administrator(s).
Learning for students takes place not only at school, but at home and throughout the community. The strengths and contributions of parents are highly valued and their involvement in your child’s education is key to their success.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to contact the Title I Office staff at 797-8828 or the Parent Resource Center at 799-6437.