Federal Programs
Compliance Statement

 TITLE II, VI, VII, IX, XXIX AND SECTION 504 NOTICE

The Randolph County Board of Education continues its policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex (Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Title II of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976), age (Title XXIX of the Age Discrimination of 1967), race, color, national origin (Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), or handicap (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, TITLE VI:

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, SECTION 504:

No otherwise qualified handicapped individual...shall, solely by reason of his or her handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972, TITLE IX:

No person...shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT OF 1990, TITLE II:

An act to establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability.

Vocational Education Program Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap.  Federal Register, March 21, 1979.
Title 1 Priority School

August 26, 2016

Dear  Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of how well their school is preparing its students for college and/or career, as well as the school's designation status under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver. Under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver, certain Title I schools are designated as Reward, Priority, Focus, or Alert schools. The Waiver also allows the use of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), which serves as a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia. The CCRPI provides a score between 0-100 for each school, and that score measures how well the school is doing in preparing its students to be successful in college and/or a career.

In 2015-16 our CCRPI score was 64.8 (up from 51.2 in 2014), and our graduation rate 76.4 %. Despite our progress made in several areas, Randolph-Clay has been designated as a Priority School under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver for the 2016- 2017 school year. This is a three-year designation. Randolph-Clay is in year three of this School Improvement reform effort.

A Priority School receives its designation in one of two ways: 1) It is in the lowest performing 5 percent of Title I schools in the state based on student test scores, and there has been a lack of growth in these test scores over a number of consecutive years, or 2) It is a Title I-participating or Title I-eligible high school with a graduation rate less than 60 percent over a number of consecutive years. Our school has consistently struggled in the areas of math and social studies. Along with support from our LEA, we have placed additional supports in these areas to ensure that students are getting the targeted help that is needed. In addition, all content areas now have academic coaching support to supplement the implementation of Common Core Georgia Performance Standards being taught in each classroom.

As a Priority School, we will work together with parents/guardians, our community, and the Randolph County School District to execute a school plan that delivers the necessary support to address the learning needs of our students and increase their academic success. One of the main interventions we will provide is a Flexible Learning Program (FLP). Priority Schools are required to develop and offer FLPs. These programs offer extra academic help to students such as tutoring, remediation, and/or other educational supports. The goal of the FLP is to increase student learning, grades, and test scores. Students are placed in FLP using rank order.

An important part of Randolph Clay's success is parent participation and support in developing activities to improve student achievement. We hope that you will become involved in our school improvement work as we continue to monitor student achievement and set high expectations. If you are interested in participating in the development of our school improvement plans, being a part of our family engagement team or have questions about how you can better help your child in school, please contact , Cynthia Levatte, Counselor at 229-732-2101 or email her at cynthia.levatte@sowegak12.org .

Thank you for all that you do to support your child's education.

 Sincerely,

Toney Jordan

Randolph Clay High School Schoolwide Parent Involvement Policy

Revised:  July 27, 2016

RANDOLPH-CLAY HIGH SCHOOL

Schoolwide Parent Involvement Policy

The Randolph-Clay High School acknowledges the importance of implementing academic programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of all students enrolled as well as their parents. This involvement shall include, but not limited to, input into the planning, design, and implementation of various school programs. Procedures shall be established to ensure that the consultation is organized, systematic, ongoing, informed, and timely in relation to decisions about the program.

It shall be the intent of all parent involvement activities to encourage and support the efforts of the home, school and community in improving the educational opportunities of children by helping them succeed in the regular program of the school system, attain grade level proficiency, and improve achievement in basic and more advanced skills.

We therefore, affirm and assure the right of parents of children participating in activities funded by Title I, IASA shall be involved in the joint development of the school wide plan. All parents will have equal opportunities to participate in the process of school review and improvement. This procedure will include the use of parent surveys, membership  on committees, school advisory councils, membership on school improvement teams, community meetings, allowing for adequate decision making by parents:

    The design and implementation and evaluation of the Randolph-Clay High Schoolwide Plan including parental involvement activities as stipulated under section 1112 of the Act;
    The parental involvement policy is intended to insure the implementation of activities that are beneficial to all parents as stipulated under section 1112 of the Act;
    One percent of funding reservation is allotted for parental involvement activities as mandated in section 114 and 115 of the Act.
    To assure that expectations of parents set at the high school level are clearly recognized and disseminated to parents of students when they are enrolled in Title I funded activities. The school will assist in coordination and provide assistance to guarantee the effective development and execution of parent involvement activities. Other assistance will be provided by Title I staff members (i.e. paraprofessionals)  and other appropriate support personnel within and outside (RESA) who may be called upon to provide assistance.

The Title I RCHS School-wide parent involvement office will aid and provide to parents in perceptive assistance the extent appropriate or practical in terms of the following:

    Content standards and student performance standards;
    School improvement and corrective action process;
    State and local assessment
    Components of a school-wide program
    Requirements for Title I, Part A;
    Ways parents can monitor their children's progress and work with educators to improve the performance of their children, and
    Ways parents can participate in decisions relating to the education of their children
    Technology

Revised: July 27,2016