Title I Plan

School Name

Sandpiper ES (3061)

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.

Prior year assessment data from the FSA sores, BAFS scores reading scores internal assessments and diagnostics test were organized with graphs, tables, and charts. Information was organized to show individual teacher, grade level, and school-wide results. Individual student results were given to classroom teachers for their review.

Parents are also a vital part of the process. A parent survey is sent home each spring to gather input concerning curriculum, environment, and communication. Results from this survey are used to help write goals and objectives for the school.

Parents are invited to meet with administration to discuss student achievement results and strategies for improving scores. Suggestions are discussed with staff and considered for inclusion in school-wide plans.

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 staff and paraprofessionals at Sandpiper Elementary are highly qualified.

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

The district's Talent Acquisition & Operations department, as well as a district level Teacher Recruitment Committee work collaboratively to retain and recruit highly qualified, certified-in-field, educators. Sandpiper Elementary School’s collaboration with the district is evidenced by participation in ‘Experience Broward’ Teacher Recruitment Fairs. Vacancies are filled with candidates interviewed at the recruitment fair and referred by the district's instructional staffing department. Retention of teachers is a top priority of our school. Teachers are cultivated and nurtured at ABC School to grow professionally. We retain highly qualified, certified-in-field, effective teachers in our school by utilizing the Teacher Induction for Effectiveness and Retention (T.I.E.R.) Liaison), Professional Learning Communities (Reading Coach), District Trainings (District Personnel), School-Based Professional Development (Leadership Team / Team Leaders), Teacher Recognition and Incentives (Administration).
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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Coordination and Integration

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

Staff Development funds are used to develop a comprehensive professional training program to improve delivery of instruction through a variety of workshops designed to move teachers to mastery and improve student achievement.

Parental Involvement funds are utilized to fund academic parent nights that provide parents with new skills to support student learning at home. Improving the frequency and quality of family participation and increasing family literacy are also goals of our parental involvement component. Monies might used to purchase food, supplies/materials and provide stipends for teacher presenters.

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

Currently, no migrant students have been identified at Sandpiper Elementary.. If and when migrant studets enroll, collaboration with community agencies will take place to ensure that needed services such as health and nutrition are provided. Remediation and tutoring services will be provided as needed.

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Title I, Part D
Neglected and Delinquent

Students identified as neglected and/or delinquent will be connected to a school social worker through the Student Services Department who will provide support and community resources.

Title II
(District professional development)

Teachers participate in professional development linked to improved student achievement in the Florida State Standards.

Title III

English Language Learners (ELL) receives reading and developmental language arts instruction by a certified ESOL and reading teacher. They receive additional support from ESOL aides who provide one-on-one and small group language support in mainstream classes.  At parent nights, district personnel, or school personnel attend to provide language translations and information to parents in their home language.  All correspondance are also available in multiple langugages upon request.

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

Teachers and staff members are responsible for helping to identify homeless students and referring them to the Homeless Education program offered by the district. The purpose of the Homeless Education Program is to identify homeless students, remove barriers to their education, including school enrollment, provide them with supplemental academic and counseling case management services as well as linkages to their school social worker while maintaining school as the students stable environment.

Supplemental Academic Instruction (SAI)

SAI funds will be utilized to fund an eighteen-week after school FSA camp to assist struggling and fragile students. 

Violence Prevention Programs

Sandpiper Elementary School implements the County Student Code of Conduct and follows the District Discipline Matrix. Our school enforces the District’s Anti-Bullying Policy and has a zero tolerance for bullying and violence. Bullying prevention programs are supported through  guest speakers and student assemblies.

Nutrition Programs

Nutritional programs and health education are an integral part of our school, specifically through the Physical Educational curriculum and federal initiatives of the Broward County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Department.

Housing Programs

Referrals are made to the school social worker, when parents are in need of housing or food.  Additionally, the front office staff takes note of families expressing a need and passes this information on to administration and/or the guidance counselor.

Head Start

Sandpiper does not currently have a Head Start Program.

Adult Education

Parents and other adults of the community requesting 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

Sandpiper Elemenatry participates in Biz Town which gives the fifth grade students an opportunity to learn about careers in various fields.  A school wide career day is also held annually where parents and members of teh community provide information about their careers.

Job Training

Students work through rigorous curriculum and use technology to build skills and also research and experience different career fields,  Students  also participate in Career Day.  Fifth grade students annually participate in and visit Biz Town to gain information about careers.


Older students are paired with younger students in a Buddy Program. 
Selected students participate in the Listener program as recommended through our RtI Process. These listeners are trained through the district to work with students


Pre-School Transition

Pre-School Transition

Sandpiper Elementary School services one class of Specialized PreK ESE (formerly Preschool Learning Activities Classroom Experience-PLACE) and one Intensive PreK.. in addition to two VPK classes. The teachers conduct vertical articulation meetings during the school year to ensure that the transition from the early childhood programs to kindergarten program is smooth. A Kindergarten
Orientation is also held prior to the beginning of the school year. This gives the incoming kindergarten students an opportunity to meet their new teacher and get acclimated to their classroom. Additionally, parents are given an overview of the kindergarten curriculum and expectations



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

The goal of Sandpiper Elementary is to increase parental involvement in school events to at least 50% for the 2018-2019 school year.  All parent involvement activities will include engaging activities that offer opportunities to learn about student achievement and available resources.


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

FSA Parent Night

ELA and Math strategies for parents so that they can assist students.

1/23/2019 - 1/23/2019

Scores from FSA

Administration, Curriculum Coach, teachers

Cost $0 No funding needed


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

After School FSA Camp

After school "tutoring" sessions for 3, 4, 5 grade students

Title 1



Substitute coverage for classroom teachers will be provided so that classroom teachers may attend training.

Title 1 Supplemental Funding


iReady Training

Money to pay for a consultant from iReady to train and refresh teachers on individualizing instruction and the most effective ways to use iReady.

Title 1 Supplemental Funding