Title I/Parents

Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Date:  August 2, 2019

Dear Parents,

We are very proud of our Matilda Harris Elementary teachers. We are confident they are ready for the upcoming school year and are prepared to help your child succeed in school. As a Title I School, under the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Camden County School system would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/ or paraprofessional(s). The following information may be requested:

Whether your child’s teacher—

  • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
  • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Please know that our staff is committed to helping your child reach his/her highest potential throughout his/her school career. This commitment extends to ensuring all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled and are providing quality instruction to your child.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teachers’ and or paraprofessionals’ qualifications, please contact me, Mrs. Sykora Cobb, your child’s principal, by phone at (912) 729-7940 or by email at scobb@camden.k12.ga.us.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. We look forward to partnering with you as we support your child.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sykora Cobb
Principal 

 

What is Title 1?

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. 

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EAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. 

Typically, Title I funds offer smaller class sizes through additional teachers, tutoring services for struggling students, professional learning, additional instructional resources and supplies, as well as parent involvement materials. 

Title I Meeting Planned

    Matilda Harris Elementary School Title I Stakeholder Meeting

    The Matilda Harris Elementary School Title I stakeholder meeting will be held Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Matilda Harris Elementary School cafeteria at 1100 The Lakes Blvd., Kingsland. All parents and community members are invited to attend the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to jointly develop the school’s Title I/parent involvement plan/budget and compact, and complete the FY19 program evaluation. Current plans/information are available for comment on the school’s website. Contact Dr. Heron for questions or feedback at 912-729-2940, and /or hheron@camdenc.k12.ga.us . Parents will have the opportunity to provide input via meeting attendance or through a link on the school’s website.

    PFEP Draft
    Parent Compact Draft

     

    Improvement Plans

Camden County Schools 
District Improvement Plan
                                                            

CCS Improvement Plan
Matilda Harris Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Contact Dr. Heron with feedback
                                                                   

MHES School Improvement Sign

 

State Academic Content

Matilda Harris Parent Resource RoomParent Resource Room
 HOURS: 8:00 am - 4:00 PM

Location:
The room in the cafeteria opposite from the stage.
Parents are encouraged to visit our Parent Resource Room located in the cafeteria. This room is a great space to find educational activities  that will help parents aid students in developing a mastery of grade level standards. Information about the Georgia Milestones test is also available. Other great resources include the School Improvement Plan, the Parent Involvement Plan, volunteer training packet, supplies for volunteers, brochures about local resources, school schedules as well as district calendars. Visit this beautiful refurbished space soon!