What is Title I?

  • Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools.
  • The goal of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child.
  • The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year. Silver Sands is a Title I school
  • What every parent should know about Title I (brochures are available in the front office)

How Title I Works:

  • The federal government --> states
  • The Florida Department of Education --> district
  • The school district --> eligible schools
  • Silver Sands provides supplemental support for students


Silver Sands’ Funds used:

  • Paraprofessional salary
  • Implement a schoolwide program for individual communication needs through Unique Learning System Symbols (ULS)
  • Individual classroom supply needs
  • Parental Involvement activities
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy items

Parent Rights

  • Be involved and request regular meetings
  • Be provided information on your child’s academic progress
  • Request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher
  • Be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher or paraprofessional for four or more consecutive weeks.

Parent “Right To Know” letters are sent home
towards the beginning of each school year.

Documents available upon request:

Parent & Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) – provides a list of the planned events for the year to provide family involvement

School Improvement Plan – provides the strategies being implemented at the school to increase the school’s grade

Title I Compact – agreement between the teacher, parent, and student regarding responsibilities for school


Get to Know Silver Sands School & Communicate With Teachers

Attend special parent trainings (i.e. CORE Training)             
Volunteer at school
Keep teachers informed (absences, behavior changes, medical)     
Attend school events
Read the “Silver Sands School Scoops”                       
Attend IEP Meetings         
Connect on Facebook                                                       
Use the OCSD App
Check the school website: okaloosaschools.com/silversands