Title I

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) 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. 



Radford City Public Schools

                                                     PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY



Radford City Public Schools agrees to implement the following statutory requirements: 


A.  Involve parents and family members in jointly developing the local educational agency’s Title I, Part A plan under section 1112, and the development of school support and improvement plans under section 1111(d) through:
  • Biannual Title I Advisory Meetings that review:  
    • Parent and Family Engagement Policies at the District and School level including how the RCPS's Title I program will build capacity for effective parent engagement
    • Annual Title Application including the title I use of funds
    • School Needs Assessment Data - RCPS Annual survey of the Title I program's effectiveness of policies and practices,
    • Title I Fall and Spring Parent/Student programs.

 B.  Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist and build the capacity of all participating schools within Radford City Public Schools in planning and implementing effective parent and family involvement activities. These activities must improve student academic achievement and school performance, which may include meaningful consultation with employers, business leaders, and philanthropic organizations, or individuals with expertise in effectively engaging parents and family members in education;


C.  Coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement strategies to the extent feasible and appropriate, with other relevant Federal, State, and local laws and programs;


D.  Conduct, with the meaningful involvement of parents and family members, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parent and family engagement policy in improving the academic quality of all schools served under this part, including identifying—

  • Barriers to greater participation by parents/families in activities authorized by this section (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background);
  • The needs of parents and family members to assist with the learning of their children, including engaging with school personnel and teachers; and
  • Strategies to support successful school and family interactions;
E.  Use the findings of such evaluation to design evidence-based strategies for more effective parental and family engagement, and to revise, if necessary, the parent and family engagement policies described in the section: and
F.  Involve parents in the activities of the schools, which may include establishing a parent advisory board comprised of a sufficient number and representative group of parents or family members served by Radford City Public Schools to adequately represent the needs of the population. This advisory board will help develop, revise, and review the parent and family engagement policy.


Kindergarten Title I Teacher:  Jayne Cox
First Grade Title I Teacher:  Kelly Wheeler
Second Grade Title I Teacher:  Lori Keister
Third Grade Title I Teacher:  Stacy Page
Fourth Grade Title I Teacher:  Teresa Chambers
Fifth Grade Title I Teacher:  Suzanne Woolwine
Parent Educator Resource Center (PERC)
Through understanding the special education process and regulation, your journey through this maze can be smooth and effective in meeting your child's needs.  To assist parents and school staff the Parent Educator Resource Center(PERC) is now open at McHarg Elementary School.  If you have any questions or need information regarding special education please feel free to contact the PERC at

(540) 731-3679 or email at: [email protected]. You can visit the PERC on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Tuesdays 3:30 pm-5:00pm

Thursdays 3:30 pm-5:00pm

*additional hours are available by request


School Administrator Contacts 

If you have any questions regarding the special education process or would like to make a referral to have your child evaluated you can contact the following school administrators where your child attends or will attend school:
Dr. Michael Brown      Principal   McHarg Elementary School                              540-267-3239
Tara Grant                  Principal   Belle Heth Elementary School                          540-267-3232
Ken Keister                 Assistant   Principal Belle Heth Elementary School          540-731-3653 
Jerry King                   Principal  John Dalton Intermediate School                       540-267-3247
Jeff Smith                   Principal   Radford High School                                         540-731-3649
Darden Freeman        Assistant   Principal Radford High School                          540-731-3649