Title I-Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, provides additional funding for supplemental academic support to schools with a high percentage of poverty. The level of poverty is determined by the number of children in the schools receiving free or reduced‐price meals or direct certification data at schools with Community Eligibility Provision.

District Title I Parent & Family Engagement Plan

The school district develops a plan each year that is submitted to the Florida Department of Education to describe the resources that will be provided by Title I. If you would like to view the most updated copy of the District Parent & Family Engagement Plan provided by the school district, please click the button below:

Right to Know Letters

All Title I schools are required to only employ highly qualified teachers and instructional paraprofessionals. Federal law allows parents to obtain certain information about a child’s classroom teacher(s) and instructional assistants and paraprofessionals.

For more information about Right to Know, and to view a copy of the Right to Know Letters provided by Polk County Public School, please click the button below:

School Improvement Plan

In addition to the District Parent & Family Engagement Plan, Title I schools develop their own School Improvement Plan each year and include information in the plan about how their Title I funds will be used to support the academic program in the school. The plans are developed with input from school staff, parents, and the School Advisory Council.

McLaughlin School-Parent Compact

This is an agreement between the school, parents, and students explaining how responsibility will be shared to improve student achievement. Each parent/guardian should review the compact with their child.

Parent Compact:

McLaughlin Parental Involvement Plan/Summary

The Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) explains what McLaughlin Middle & Fine Arts Academy will do to assist parents in becoming more engaged in their student’s education as required by the Title I program. Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities.

PFEP Summary (PDFs):