Title I Plan

School Name

Westchester ES (2681)

School Year

2018 - 2019

Title I Requirements

COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT of the entire school (including the needs of migrant children) with information about the academic achievement of children in relation to the state academic content standards.
Describe the process utilized to conduct the comprehensive needs assessment for this school.

FSA scores from the prior year assessment, BAFS (reading, math, and science), and internal assessments (Reading Plus/School City), were analyzed.  Information was disaggregated by individual teachers,  grade level, as well as school-wide results. 

A parent survey is sent home each spring to gather input concerning curriculum, environment, and communication. Results from the survey are used to improve our school. 

Parents are welcomed to meet administration to discuss student achievement and strategies for improving learning. This occurs during the SAC and PTA meetings. 

Instruction by HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS in all core content area classes
List instructional staff and paraprofessionals that are NOT highly qualified (instructional staff only).

All instructional personnel and paraprofessionals at Westchester Elementary are highly qualified. 

Describe strategies that will be used to attract high-quality, highly qualified teachers.

Westchester Elementary collaborates with the district to recruit and hire highly qualified teachers by participating in the "Experience Broward" Teacher Recruitment Fairs. Retaining highly qualified teachers is a school priority. Teachers are nurtured to grow professionally by using the Tier Mentor program, participating in "Professional Learning Communities" (PLC), as well as district-based professional development trainings. School-wide teacher recognition by administration assists in appreciating and therefore retaining high-quality teachers. 


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Coordination and Integration

Title I, Part A
Title I funds provide additional teachers to assist students, particularly low performing students.

Title I funds are used for professional development for teachers to move them toward mastery, and to improve student achievement. 

Title I, Part C- Migrant
(Migrant-Title I schools have been advised if Migrant students attend their school)

We currently do not have any migrant students. In the event that we did have migrant students, they would be referred to our school's guidance counselor. The migrant family would be given the Migrant brochure with resources available specifically for migrant families. 

Title I, Part D
Neglected and Delinquent

Westchester Elementary does not have any neglected and/or delinquent students. In the event that we did have, the students would be referred and connected to our school's social worker through the Student Services Department who will provide support and community services/resources. 

Title II
(District professional development)

Westchester Elementary School's teachers attend district professional development linked to improved student achievement in the Florida State Standards. 

Title III

All students at Westchester Elementary School are being instructed by certified and/or ESOL endorsed teachers. Our ESOL contact administers the 'Idea 

Title X- Homeless
(Homeless- All Title I schools may complete with this statement)

We have one homeless family at Westchester Elementary. They have been referred to our guidance counselor and out school social worker for services as well as our Homeless Education Program. 

Supplemental Academic Instruction (SAI)

If needed, Westchester Elementary will have after school FSA math and reading camps to assist and further support struggling students. 

Violence Prevention Programs

Westchester Elementary follows the district anti-bullying program and has a zero tolerance for bullying and violence. Our guidance counselor visits each classroom and talks with the students about bullying behavior, bullying signs, and how to prevent and stop bullying. Our guidance counselor has implemented a "Buddy Bench" on both the K-2 and 3rd - 5th playgrounds. The purpose is to make all students feel included. If a student sits there, another student is to invite them to play. Inclusion, not exclusion, is the goal. Buddy Bench was successful last year and continues this school year. Also, our guidance counselor has implemented Lunch Bunch twice a week to focus on various topics (i.e., Being Respectful Learners, etc.). Students will eat with our guidance counselor and discuss various issues. 

Nutrition Programs

Nutrition programs and health education are an integral part of Westchester Elementary, specifically through the Physical Educational curriculum and the federal initiatives of the Broward County Public School Food and Nutrition Department. Students are occasionally exposed to different types of fruits and vegetables in the school cafeteria. 

Housing Programs

Students and families who may be in need of housing or food will be referred to the school social worker. Also, the front office staff and/or teachers pass this information on to our administration and/or the guidance counselor. 

Head Start

Westchester Elementary does not have a Head Start program. 

Adult Education

Parents of Westchester's Elementary students who request ESOL, GED, or other continuing education programs are referred to the district's community school for services through our school social worker. 

Career and Technical Education

Every year Westchester Elementary School has a Career Week. Various professionals come to present to our students to expose them to different careers they might aspire to in the future. The fifth-graders attend Junior Achievement Biz Town (JA) Biz Town to explore different jobs in the public sector. 

Job Training

Westchester Elementary's fifth-graders participate annually in a trip to Junior Achievement (JA) Biz Town to explore different jobs in the public sector. 


Westchester Elementary has implemented Suite 360 for the past year. Westchester Elementary 360 is a digital social-emotional and character development program designed with a range of resources to help empower the students. 


Pre-School Transition

Pre-School Transition

A kindergarten round-up (orientation) is held in the Spring before school commences in August. This gives the parents and students an opportunity to learn about Westchester Elementary's programs, curriculum, expectations, and to take a tour of the kindergarten classrooms. In addition, K-5 has "Meet and Greet" during planning week. This affords the students and parents to meet their new teacher and become acclimated to their classroom. 



Parent Involvement Goal:
Based on the analysis of the parent involvement data, identify and define an area in need of improvement.

Westchester Elementary's goal is to always increase parent involvement to at least 45% for the 2018-2019 school year. All parent involvement activities include engaging activities that parents and students can share together while learning. 


2017 - 2018 Level of Parent Involvement:

Indicate the number of Parents and/or Guardians who participated in parent involvement activities. [i.e., Use documentation from sign in sheets]

Total Number of Parents and/or Guardians


2018 - 2019 Expected Level of Parent Involvement:

Indicate the number of Parents and/or Guardians who are expected to participate in parent involvement activities for this year.

Total Number of Parents and/or Guardians


PARENT INVOLVEMENT ACTION PLAN ACTIVITIES (Aligned to School-Level Parent Involvement Plan)


Strategies & Activities to Increase Student Achievement

Start/End Date

Evaluation Tool

Person or Position Responsible for Coordinating/Monitoring

Amount/Funding Source

S.T.E.A.M. Night 

1) Science hands-on experiment - Traveling water 
2) Technology - Moby Max with parents and students - How to use technology at home to enhance mathematical skills
3) Engineering - creating and launching bottle rockets
4) Arts- Compass circles with watercolors - incorporating art with parts and properties of a circle. Music with math - using various musical instruments to incorporate math. 
5) Math - Math games played with students and parents. Take home ideas for parents to play at home with their children. 

10/3/2018 - 10/3/2018

Post evaluation notes

Math Resource

Title 1 Funds $ 226.93

Reading Night

1) Read Alouds
2) Reading Strategies for Parents 
3) Read at Home Plan 

3/6/2011 - 3/6/2011

Post Evaluation Survey

Literacy Coach

Title 1 Funds/$328.00

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Night

1) Teaching parents the components of SEL: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. 
2) Teach parents strategies to use at home with their children. 
3) Review Kids of Character Traits

1/17/2019 - 1/17/2019

Post Evaluation Survey

Guidance Counselor

Title 1 Funds/$3828.00

Title 1 Parent Seminar

Presentation of Title 1 Parent Seminar at PTA meeting as well as e-mail reaching out to parents to recruit parents to attend the Parent Seminar.

2/2/2019 - 2/2/2019

Miriam Miniet

Title 1 Funds $120


Professional Development/ELO Activities

Provide detailed information to support activities such as teacher salaries, stipends, materials and supplies

Funding Source

*Entire Title I Professional Development allocation must be reflected here

Interdisciplinary Team Staff Development - Teacher stipends

Teachers will be sent to workshops such as: Guided Literacy, BAS training, DBQ, and any workshops supporting balanced literacy and supporting our School Improvement Plan. 

Professional Development Title 1 Funds


Professional Development

Staff development for ELA, Math, and Science through Data Analysis Team Preview and Team Interdisciplinary Planning.

Professional Development Title 1 Funds


Professional Development

Top Score Staff Development online training for teachers.

Professional Development Title 1 Funds