School district to hold annual Title 1 Parent Meeting

WPCSD will hold its annual Title 1 Parent Meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the WPHS South Campus auditorium. Educational Success Strategist, author and speaker Hotep, at center, will speak at the meeting and has been working with WPHS students and teachers this week.
By: 
Mary Rumore
Staff Writer

The West Point Consolidated School District will hold its annual Title 1 Parent Meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the auditorium at the West Point High School South Campus.

Assistant Superintendent Reita Humphries said the meeting will give parents information about Title 1 and how the funds are utilized in the district.

According to the U.S. Department of Education Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

“Each school in the district has a Title 1 plan, and parents can give input and ask questions during the meeting about it,” Humphries said.

Hotep, an Educational Success Strategist, Congressional award-winning author, speaker and trainer from Atlanta, will be the featured speaker during tonight’s meeting.

Humphries said Hotep is known for his proactive, “tough love” approach to education, and he is the founder of Hustle University and the MAKE A WAY program that are used in over 1,000 schools throughout the country.

Community Relations Coordinator Julie Hill said Hotep spoke with WPHS students this week about the importance of education and offered them tips on how to be successful through reading.

Humphries said Hotep is also working with teachers and administrators on professional development.

“The high school principal Mr. Taylor heard him speak, and he thought parents, teachers and students could benefit from hearing him too,” Humphries said.

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