•  Title I, Part A

    Title I, Part A (TIPA) is the U.S. Department of Education’s largest K–12 grant program. It provides supplemental funding to help low-income schools improve the academic achievement of educationally disadvantaged students. 

    The District's Title I, Parent Plan is embedded in the full grant application and can be accessed using the following link. 

    TIPA 2023-2024 Grant Application

    The following schools receive TIPA funds and are categorized as Title I Schoolwide Schools. 

    • Bushnell Elementary School
    • Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School
    • Wildwood Elementary School
    • Wildwood Intermediate School
    • Webster Elementary School
    • South Sumter Middle School
    • South Sumter High School
    • Wildwood Middle High School
    • Sumter P.R.E.P. Academy

    Parents are invited to participate with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Title I Program, the Title I School-wide Plan, the school’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP), and how the Parent and Family Engagement funds should be used.  If you would like to participate please contact your child's school for a schedule of School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, as the SAC also serves as the TIPA Committee.

    Every school is required to have a Parent and Family Engagement Plan and Title I Schoolwide Plan. Title I Schoolwide Plans are embedded in School Improvement Plans (SIP). All plans can be accessed using the links below.

    BES-SIP-2023-2024 & BES-PFEP-2023-2024
    LPES-SIP-2023-2024 & LPES-PFEP-2023-2024
    SPA-SIP-2023-2024 & SPA-PFEP-2023-2024
    SSHS-SIP-2023-2024 & SSHS-PFEP-2023-2024
    SSMS-SIP-2023-2024 & SSMS-PFEP-2023-2024
    WES-SIP-2023-2024 & WES-PFEP-2023-2024
    WWES-SIP-2023-2024 & WWES-PFEP-2023-2024
    WMHS-SIP-2023-2024 & WMHS-PFEP-2023-2024

    Sumter District Parent and Family Engagement Plan 2023-2024

    The school district ensures the following required parent and family notifications are in a language that parents can read, a format they can access, and are delivered through a method that reaches parents. These notifications are distributed by individual schools.

    • Individual Student Assessment Reports
    • Annual Local Report Cards
    • Complaint Procedures 
    • Four Week Rule Letters 
    • Annual Title I, Part A Meeting
    • School Parent Compacts
    • Written Parent and Family Engagement Policies
    • Title I, Part A Schoolwide Plans

    All parents have the right to request information regarding the qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals. You may access such information by logging on the Florida Department of Education web site at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/index.stml  selecting “Certificate Lookup.” You can look at the certificate of any Florida teacher on this site. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact your child’s school to obtain information.

    To find additional information about individual schools please visit the following website. Know Your Schools

    FS 1008.25:

    Number of students promoted for good cause, by each catergory of good cause: 

    1. Limited English proficient students who have less than 2 years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program based on the initial date of entry into a school in the United States. - 3 students
    2. Students with disabilities whose Individual Education Plan (IEP) indicates that participation in the statewide assessment program is not appropriate, consistent with the requirements of s. 1008.212. - 0 students
    3. Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on an alternative standardized reading or English Language Arts (ELA) assessment approved by the State Board of Education. - 16 students 
    4. A student who demonstrates through a student portfolio, that he/she is performing at least at Level 2 on the statewide, standardized ELA assessments. - 0 students
    5. Students with disabilities who take the statewide, standardized ELA assessment and who have an IEP or a Section 504 plan that reflects the student has received intensive instruction in reading or ELA for more than 2 years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading and who was previously retained in kindergarten, grade I, grade 2, or grade 3. - 40 students 
    6. Students who have received intensive reading intervention for 2 or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 for a total of2 years. (A student may not be retained more than once in grade 3). - 6 students 

    In order to continue to provide quality educational services, it is important that we work together in planning programs that best meet the needs of our students. We ask that you complete this annual survey. Para continuar proporcionando servicios de calidad educacionales, es importante que trabajemos juntos en la planificación de los programas que cumplen con las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. Le pedimos que complete esta encuesta y la devuelva a/a la maestro/a de su hijo/a.

    Title I, Part A (TIPA) - Parent Survey 2023-24 (Encuesta para Padres de Titulo 1)