Title I Plan

School Name

Plantation MS (0551)

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.

As of the 2017-2018 FSA, EOC, and Science FCAT data it has been identified that our students are struggling with Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning skills. Based on our 2017-2018 schoolwide data, 6th grade English Language Arts Achievement percentage was 39%, 7th ELA Achievement lever was 38% and 8th grade ELA Achievement level was 44%. English Language Arts Learning Gains was 50%, and English Language Arts Learning Gains for the lowest 25% was 50%.  The Mathematics achievement level for 6th grade was 32%, 7th grade Mathematics achievement was 33% and 8th grade Mathematics achievement level was 35%.  Mathematics Learning Gains was 48%, and Mathematics Learnin Gains of the lowest 25% was 41%. In Science, we earned 46%.  According to the Social Studies achievement level, our achievemnt level was 59%. Our Middle Acceleration is 59%. Based on the FSA score report, we earned 423 points thus earning an overall C grade for the school. 
As a Title I school we have 91.6 percent of students are minorities and 81.2 % of our students are economically disadvantaged. 

To move student achievement, the entire staff will participate in a district facilitated professional development learning community that will focus on instructional strategies and best practices for addressing curricululm. In addition, we will implement high quality evidence based literacy strategies across the content areas that aligns with the FSA standards. In addition, we implement the use of Cornell notes to provide a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes. Teachers will create target groups and monitor student progress by providing assessments, assesssment results and action plans for remediating student's weak and strong areas. 

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

Mr. Ransford Fearon - out of field for Gifted
Mrs. Denise Birdsonf Fernandez - out of field for ESOL Catergory 1
Mrs. Meta Honorat - out of field for Science Middle Grades
Ms. Jodi Kolb - out of field for Gifted
Dr. Takesha McCray - out of field for Gifted
Mrs. Brandi Pressley - out of field for ESOL Catergory 1
Ms. Cathy Stachura - out of field for ESOL Category 2 and Gifted
Mr. Kirkland Weech - out of field for ESOL Category 1

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

The district's Human Resources and Staff Development departments, as well as a district level Teacher Recruitment Committee work collaboratively to retain and recruit highly qualified , certified-in-field, effective teachers.  Plantation Middle School collaboration with the district is evidenced by participation in 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. We retain highly qualified, certified-in-field, effective teachers in our school by utilizing the( T.I.E.R) program Teacher Induction for Effectiveness and Retention (Tier Liaison), Professional Learning Communities (Reading Coach), District Trainings (District Personnel), School-Based Professional Development (Leadership Team / Team Leaders), Teacher Recognition and Incentives (Administration). We also has a partnership with Broward College where we host mock interviews for recent education graduates.


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 to pay teacher salaries and purchase equipment and supplies for student and teacher use. Staff development funds are used to develop an effective and supportive professional training program to improve classroom instruction.Parental Involvement funds are utilized to fund different parent events that provide parents with new skills to support student learning at home.  Monies will be used to purchase food and supplies/materials for the parent events.

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

Currently we do not have any migrant students at our school; however if any mirgrant students register at Plantation Middle School we will contact the Migrant department for guidancne and assistance with assisting these students. 

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 new to the school with participate and receive training based on the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. The Language Arts department will received professional development based on the Legacy Writes Program to improve student writing and reading skills. The Reading and Math teachers will receive professional development based on the I-READY program to improve reading and math skiils. 

Title III

All ELL students have been identified and are monitored and supported throughout the school year. These students receive reading and developmental language arts instruction by certified ESOL teachers.

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)

Students participate in extended learning opportunities via: Patriot Pride Camps, Morning and afternoon camps, Enrichment sessions and Saturday school academic programs.

Violence Prevention Programs

Plantation Middle School follows the District Student Code of Conduct and follows the District Discipline Matrix. Our school  also enforces the District’s Anti-Bullying Policy and has a zero tolerance for bullying and violence. Bullying prevention programs are supported through Youth Crime Watch, Peer Counseling/Conflict Mediation programs, guest speakers and student assemblies.

Nutrition Programs

Students at Plantation Middle school receive breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner is provided for students through the Supper program.

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

Plantaiton MIddle School does not have a Head Start program because we serve middle school students in grades 6-8.

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

Teachers provide students with career readiness activities and lessons while showcasing various careers and skills in each subject area and grade level. 

Job Training

Through the implementation of Microsoft Office certification, Canvas, and Khan Academy, IREADY,  students use technology to build skills and also research and experience different career fields, and colleges and universities. All Eighth grade students participate in our annual trip to Junior Achievement (JA) Finance Park to explore different career options and receive minor training in selected fields.




Pre-School Transition

Pre-School Transition

Plantation Middle School does not have a pre-school transition program because we service students in the middle grades (6-8).



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

The goal of Plantation Middle School 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  for parents to learn about state requirements and student achievement. In addition, we have Title I parent nights throughout the school year and facilitate other activities that promote student engagement, community partnerships and outreach.   


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

2018-2019: Title I Public Meeting/Open House, Anti-Violence program, and Curriculum Parent Nights.

Plantation Middle School will schedule meetings at various times throughout the school year to meet the needs of parents and students. The school will utilize parentlink, flyers, parent conferences and Remind apps to help parents with daily tasks for students. PLMS will inform all stakeholders of the mission, vision, and academic goals of this school year. Parents will explore the curriculum with experiences that can be used at home. Parents learn about the extra-curriculum activities offered at the school.

6/4/2019 - 6/4/2019

Title I Parent Survey

Administration and Support staff members - Dr. Wilson, Mrs. Clock, Mr. Charles, and Mr. Weber

$500.00 Title I Parent Involvement Funds


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

  • Provide instructional staff with quarterly themed professional development opportunities. First quarter (Curriculum planning/Content knowledge) professional development's: 1. Super 7 Overview 2. District Initiatives Learning goals and scales 3. Teaching strategies Lexile Level Instruction 4. "Unwrapping the Benchmark" by content area 5. CANVAS  6. NEWSELA 7. Curriculum Conversations 8. SEL Social and Emotional Learningprogram  (Language Arts - Leagacy Writes)
  • Second quarter (Resources, Common Formative Assessment, & Data analysis "RCD") professional developments:  2. CANVAS 3. State/District Resources (Cpalms/BEEP/ Wiki) 4. "Data Analysis" CARE/BEST processes 5. Using data to drive Instruction 6. Research based strategies 7. School wide District enrichment activities 8. SEL Social and Emotional Learning program
  • Third quarter (Assessment/Crunch time/ Testing Strategies) professional development's: 1. Whole School "IB Principle Strategies" 2. Cultural Diversity Training 3. Crunch time IFC 4. SEL Social and Emotional Learning program
  • Fourth quarter (Evaluation system) professional development's: 1. RTI 2. Vertical Teaming 3. SIP Review 4. Curriculum Mapping 5. Marzano

Site License and Salary - IXL site license (grades 6-8, 700 students) Subject Math, Study Island Math 450, ELA 450, Science 450, Core 250, and all subjects area 17 teachers
Provide teachers with evidence based literacy strategies that are curriculum and content aligned to the FSA standards. These PD strategies will be used by teachers to develop more meaningful and content rich instructional lessons that will move student achievement.

Title I program budget