No Child Left Behind
Florida was one of the first states to implement strong accountability measures for its schools, publishing school grades as early as 1999. Other states look to Florida as a model in the area of accountability.
When the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also referred to as No Child Left Behind, was enacted in 2001, it meant that Florida had two systems: the state's and a federal one.
In October 2011, the US Secretary of Education invited states to request a flexibility waiver from ESEA requirements enabling them to eliminate duplicative regulation and move to a single accountability system. Florida was one of 11 states to apply and in February 2012 the US DOE granted the waiver.
Schools are required to provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their child's education. Policies or plans must be in place to ensure that parents can be involved. In addition, parents must be able to give input on this plan, and recommend strategies that would remove barriers to participation. The current Parent Involvement Plan is located in the folder below titled "Parent Involvement." Please access this plan and complete the PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY in order to give input on this plan. We would like to hear from you, and we would love to help you be more involved in your child's education!!
Every five years, Local Educational Agencies (LEA's) must develop a five year plan in order to be eligible for Title I funding. The current plan in place covers 2011-2016 or until revised. This plan was developed with input from stakeholders, and is available in the folder titled "LEA Plans" below. In addition, this folder contains a link to an input form. Should you like to give additional input on this plan, please access this form, complete, and return to the person listed on the form. As always, thank you for your continued support of our programs, students, and schools.
Trenton Elementary and Bell Elementary Schools are both Title I schools under No Child Left Behind. These schools are required to offer Supplemental Educational Services or SES to eligible students free of charge. This service (SES) is tutoring that takes place beyond school hours and is provided by STATE-APPROVED PROVIDERS that contract with the school district. The district pay for this tutoring out of Title I funds. Each child has a specific amount allocated for this tutoring. Only children with an FCAT achievement level of 1 or 2 are eligible, and eligible students will be accepted until all slots are filled. Parents have an opportunity to accept or decline these services, and are given the opportunity to meet the State-Approved SES Providers prior to selecting which provider they would like for their eligible child. Tutoring may be provided before school, after school, on weekends or holidays, or even electronically via the internet. Some providers choose to use school facilities, other use their own facility or a public location such as a library. Some providers even tutor in-home! If you would like to take part in this free service for the upcoming school year, please access the SES folder below for important forms and information.
Gilchrist County's Provider Directory can be accessed HERE.
To enroll and select your child's SES Provider, please complete this form accessed here:
Contains files and information for SES Providers
Required SES and CWT Reporting Info