Title I Plan

School Name

Foster, Stephen ES (0921)

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).


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. The district also has a website used to attract teachers to Broward County based upon regional perks, "Teach Near the Beach" and opportunities to receive benefits beyond a paycheck. Stephen Foster Elementary 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. Teachers are cultivated and nurtured at Stephen Foster Elementary School to grow professionally. We retain highly qualified, certified-in-field, effective teachers in our school by utilizing the New Educator Support System (NESS Liaison), Professional Learning Communities (Reading Coach), District Trainings (District Personnel), School-Based Professional Development (Leadership Team / Team Leaders), Teacher Recognition and Incentives (Administration).


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 monthly 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 are 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)

Stephen Foster Elementary has no students fitting the migrant criteria at this time.

Title I, Part D
Neglected and Delinquent

Stephen Foster Elementary has no students meeting the Neglected and Delinquent criteria at this time. 

Title II
(District professional development)

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

Title III

ELL students receive reading and developmental language arts instruction by a certified ESOL teacher. Our students are offered Language Enrichment Camps, both morning and afternoon, to assist with language acquision. Stephen Foster also hosted a 6 week Summer Language Enrichment program this past summer for all current ELL students.

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 Saturday Academy to assist struggling students. Funds will also be used to provide additional before and after school tutoring for fragile students.

Violence Prevention Programs

Stephen Foster 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 Youth Crime Watch, Peer Counseling/Conflict Mediation programs, guest speakers and student assemblies.

Nutrition Programs

Nutritional programs and health education are an integral part of our Unified Arts Program, specifically through the Physical Educational curriculum.

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

To ensure school readiness, the Head Start Program provides literacy, math, and science curricula that align with the K-3 national standards to improve educational outcomes. This connection between curricula and child expectations has contributed to better prepare students to succeed in Kindergarten. An end-of-the year Creative Curriculum Continuum report, detailing students’ ongoing assessment, is placed in the students’ cumulative folder to familiarize kindergarten teachers with the Head Start students’ progress in the program.

Adult Education

Stephen Foster Elementary does not offer adult education at this time. 

Career and Technical Education

The guidance counselor provides quarterly lessons within the classroom focusing on career and technical education.  In addition, all fifth grade students will receive instruction through the Junior Achievement Biztown Program.

Job Training

Stephen Foster Elementary offers no job training programs at this time. 


Student Listeners - Selected students participate in the Listener program as recommended through our RtI Process. These listeners are trained through the district to work with students.

Stephen Foster Elementary also offers a comprehensive mentoring program where identified studnets are paired up with a repsonsible adult who agrees to speand at least 30 minutes per week with their mentees. Mentors listen to students and address academic or social emotional needs as necessary.  Mentors are able to refer students to the Guidance Counselor for additional services if needed.


Pre-School Transition

Pre-School Transition

  Stephen Foster Elementary School services two classes of Specialized PreK ESE and one class of Intensive PreK ESE (formerly Preschool Learning Activities Classroom Experience-PLACE) and one Head Start class. 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 Stephen Foster 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

Pastries for Parents which is a monthly "Open House" for parents to come in and see their child's classroom and work products. 

The students will prepare their portfolios for the monthly events. Pupils will tell their families about their classroom and their learning in a child led conference. 

2/14/2019 - 2/14/2019

Students' portfolios and Family Sign In Sheets attendance

team leaders and classroom teachers

$798/Title I


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

Substitutes for in school and out of school professional development.

Professional Development Activities aligned to the Florida Standards in ELA and Math. 

Title 1 Staff Development