Federal Programs Overview
The Franklin School of Innovation receives federal funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA). The school uses these funds to support our educational program and to help every student achieve at a high level.
Franklin is a Title I school. This means that we receive federal funds based on the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. We operate a schoolwide program. This means we can support any student in the school who needs extra help. We use our Title I funds to provide 1:1 and small group tutoring for students who are at risk of not passing their grade, with a special focus on math. Title I funds also support homeless youth as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act. You can learn more about these services here: McKinney-Vento Information.
Franklin also receives Title II funds. These funds support professional development andthe implementation of EL Education in our school.
We also receive funds under Title IV, Student Support and Academic Enrichment. These funds are used for several initiatives designed to increase the percentage of students who attend 2 or 4-year colleges after graduation and to improve school culture through implementation of trauma-informed practices.
As a parent of a student in a Title I school, you have the right to request the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers or paraprofessionals who teach your child. Please contact the school director in writing to request this information, which will be provided in a timely manner.
Testing Transparency Notification
Parents have the right to request and be provided with information about any state or local policies regarding student participation in tests or assessments mandated by the state or local educational agency. Click here for more information on the tests that students at Franklin will take each year.
Parent Engagement at Franklin
At Franklin we know that education takes place both at home and at school, and that parents/guardians are partners in the education of their children. When we as a school actively collaborate with families, we can be more effective in our efforts to ensure every student’s success. In this section of our website, you will find information you need to know and understand school policies, find the right person to contact when you have questions, and learn more about what is happening at Franklin. Click here to read our Parent Engagement & Partnership Policy.
We are glad you have chosen Franklin as your school community and look forward to working with you!