We are proud to be a Title I School! For more information about Title I, please visit:
- Kershaw County School District's Title I Website
- SC Department of Education's Title I Website
- US Department of Education's Title I Website
Title 1 Accountability
All of the Kershaw County School District's elementary and middle schools are Title 1 sites. The purpose of Title I, Part A of Public Law 107-110 is to enable schools to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging state content standards and to meet the challenging state performance standards developed for all children.
This purpose is accomplished by such efforts as
- providing an enriched and accelerated educational program;
- promoting schoolwide reform through schoolwide programs or through additional services that increase the amount and quality of instructional time;
- significantly upgrading the quality of instruction by providing staff in participating schools with substantial opportunities for professional development; and
- affording parents meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children at home and at school.
You can learn more about Title 1 on the following websites:
2023-2024 LEMS School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has developed a written Title I parent and family engagement policy with input from Title I parents, community members, teachers, and staff. The school welcomes feedback from our parents and community partners through our PTO, SIC, surveys, and suggestions offered during events. The policy is distributed to parents each year through a variety of outlets including, but not limited to, the Title I meeting, teacher and school newsletters, posts on our school webpage, and our social media pages. The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parent and family engagement requirements under the guidelines offered by our district and state.
The goal of this policy is to: (1) Honor and recognize families' knowledge, (2) Connect family engagement to student learning, (3) Create welcoming, inviting cultures, and (4) Develop the capacity of families to negotiate the roles of supporters, advocates, and collaborators.
- (1) The school convenes an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited to attend and encouraged to attend, to inform parents and family members of their school’s participation in the Title I program and to explain the requirements, and the right of the parents to be involved,
- (2) The school involves parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I program, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parent and family engagement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan through feedback at meetings and parent surveys.
- (3) At parent-teacher conferences, assessment information on student academic progress and grade level standards are shared with parents. Student progress in relation to state and local standards will be explained to parents including the curriculum being used, grade-level expectations for proficiency, data reporting for state and local assessments, and available interventions in reading, ELA and mathematics for students needing assistance.