Rogersville Middle School is a Title One School-Wide School

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that each Title I school inform its families of:

  • your school’s participation in Title I

  • requirements of Title I

  • your rights as parents and family members to be involved.

What is a Title I school?

Title I was passed in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. 

  • Title I schools receive extra funding (Title I dollars) from the federal government. These dollars are used to:

    • identify students experiencing academic difficulties and provide assistance to help these students;

    • purchase additional staff, programs, materials, and/or supplies; and

    • conduct parent and family engagement meetings, trainings, events, and/or activities

What are families’ rights?

The families and parents of Title I students have a right, by law, to:

    • be involved in decisions made at both the school and district level;

    • be provided with information on your child’s level of achievement on tests in reading/language arts, writing, mathematics, and science;

    • request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher and paraprofessionals who are working with your child by contacting the school office; and

    • request opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of your child. The school is required to respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.

What can Title I funds be used for?

In general, Title I funds may be used for:

    • smaller class sizes,

    • additional teachers and paraprofessionals,

    • additional training for school staff,

    • extra time for instruction (before and/or after school programs),

    • parent and family engagement activities, and/or

    • a variety of supplemental teaching materials, equipment, and technology.

Rogersville Middle uses Title I funds for:

  • We developed a Schoolwide Program, which means we plan to spend our funds on the following:

    • Supplemental staff:

    • Programs/Materials/Supplies:

    • iReady

    • Read Live

    • NearPod

  • Teacher Professional Development:

    • Staff Development is determined by the needs of the staff/students

What is the School Improvement Plan (SIP)?

  • It includes:

    • the identification of the school planning team and how they will be engaged in the planning process;

    • a needs assessment and summary of academic and non-academic data;

    • prioritized goals, strategies, and action steps to help address the academic and non-academic needs of students;

    • teacher and staff professional development needs; and

    • budgets and the coordination of resources.

    • The school must include family representatives on our school planning team.

      • Amanda heaps

      • Kassie Olden

      • Ginger Markham

      • Ashley Roach 

What are our schoolwide program goals?

  • ELA - The goal for the 20-21 school year is to increase literacy scores in sixth through eighth grades

  • Math - the goal for the 20-21 school year is to increase TNReady score by 3 %

How is parent and family engagement funded?

  • Any district with a Title I allocation exceeding $500,000 is required by law to set aside 1% of its Title I allocation for parent and family engagement.

  • Of that 1%, 10% may be reserved at the district for system-wide initiatives related to parent and family engagement. The remaining 90% must be allocated to all Title I schools in the district.  

  • You, as Title I parents and family members, have the right to be involved in how this money is spent

How is parent and family engagement funded?

  • Parent and Family Engagement Meeting and Events

    • math activity in October

    • English language arts activity in the spring 

    • transition meeting in the spring

  • Materials/Supplies

    • snacks/drinks

    • supplies for activities

What is a Parent and Family Engagement Policy?

These plans address how the district and school will implement the parent and family engagement requirements of ESSA.  Components should include:

  • how parents and families can be involved in decision-making and activities; 

  • how parent and family engagement funds are being used;

  • how information and training will be provided to families; and 

  • how the school will build capacity in families and staff for strong parent and family engagement.

You, as a Title I parent or family member, have the right to be involved in the development of these plans.

What is a Parent and Family Engagement Policy?

The district Parent and Family Engagement Policy can be found here:

What is a School-Parent Compact?

A school-parent compact is a written commitment that outlines how the entire school community – teachers, families, and students will share the responsibility for improved academic achievement.

  • The compact must describe how the school will:

    • provide high-quality curriculum and instruction;

    • hold parent-teacher conferences, annually in elementary schools; 

    • provide parents with reports on their child’s progress;

    • provide parents reasonable access to staff. 

    • provide parents opportunities to volunteer; and

    • ensure regular two-way meaningful communication between family members and staff, to the extent practicable, in a language family members can understand.

  • You, as a Title I parent or family member, have the right to be involved in the development of the compact.

    • The school-parent compact will be shared at our Back to School each year before school begins. In addition the compact will be made available by contacting the school office or your students’ teachers.

What curriculum does our school use?

    • The Tennessee Academic Standards provide a common set of expectations for what students will know and be able to do at the end of a grade for each subject area. 

    • Tennessee's academic standards form the framework for everything taught at Rogersville Middle School. 

    • For more information about Tennessee’s academic standards, see: 

Who can I contact for help?

For general questions, call the front office at: 423-272-7603 to reach:

  • the principal, Jason Roach

  • the assistant principal, Krista Mann

  • the school counselor, Christian Johnson

  • the attendance secretary, Ashley Wolfe