District Mission Statement
District and school-based Title I Parent Involvement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family,
every teacher, every day.
- District Webpage
- District Title I Webpage
- District Title I Parent Involvement
- District Title 1 Parent & Family Engagement Plan
- District Title 1 Parent & Family Engagement Plan (Spanish)
- Garner Elementary School Improvement Plans
- Student Code of Conduct
- Parent, Teacher Student Survey 2018 Results
Title I Overview
Components of Title I are:
Studies show that the more parents are involved in the education of their child, the more academically successful that child will be. The goal of the Title I Parent Involvement program is to give school-based Parent Involvement Facilitators information, materials and resources to enable them to provide for their parents at the school-level. It is the job of the Facilitator to give parents the tools and resources necessary for them to help their child at home. Everyone working together in this way gives the child the best possible support for doing well in school.
Listed below are the District Parent Involvement Plan Summary in English.
School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)
Florida’s School Public Accountability Reports have been generated to comply with federal legislation that requires annual report cards on the educational progress of schools, school districts, and the state. These reports are initially published prior to the beginning of the school year. The School Public Accountability Report contains several types of data (indicators) designed to inform parents and the general public about the progress of Florida’s public schools. This report meets public reporting requirements and provides certain additional information of interest on the status of Florida’s schools.
Listed below is the 2015-16 School Public Accountability Report for Fred G. Garner Elementary School.
State and District Test Scores
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT) is part of Florida’s overall plan to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. The FCAT, administered to students in grades 3-11, consists of tests that measure selected benchmarks in mathematics, reading, science, and writing from the Sunshine State Standards (SSS). Participating students include all students working toward a standard high school diploma, including English Language Learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities. Grade 3 students must earn an FCAT Reading score of Level 2 or higher on a scale of 1 – 5 in order to be promoted to grade 4. Requirements of FCAT scores for passing to the next grade level may be found in the district’s Pupil Progression Plan.
The best understanding of a student’s academic achievement comes from looking at multiple pieces of evidence (including FCAT scores) collected over time. Developmental Scale Scores were introduced in 2002 to track student progress over time and across grade levels to indicate student “growth,” or “learning gains.” For this reason, they are the scores students and parents receive on their FCAT Reading and FCAT Mathematics Student and Parent Reports. By using FCAT Developmental Scale Scores, parents can monitor their student’s academic progress from one grade to the next. By comparing a student’s scores in the same FCAT subject for two or more years with the associated mean scores (or with the various Achievement Levels) for those years, it is possible to identify whether a student’s performance improved, declined, or remained consistent.
Parent Involvement Garner Elementary
Title I Contacts: Brianne Bower
Garner PIP 2017-18– gives parents information about what parent involvement is, the value of a parent being involved in their child’s education, what will be offered during the school year to help parents have the tools and resources necessary to help their child at home, and what the school is constantly doing in order to have more parents involved.
Listed below are the 2019-20 Garner Elementary Parent & Family Engagement Plan Summaries . These documents, in English, Spanish and Creole, provide a summary of the school’s Parent Involvement Plan.
- Parent & Family Engagement Plan English
- Parent & Family Engagement Plan SPANISH
- Parent & Family Engagement Plan HC
Listed below are the 2019-20 School-Parent Compacts in English, Spanish and Creole. The Compact is an agreement among the school, parents and students. The school’s responsibilities are listed, the parents are asked to agree to certain responsibilities, and the students are also included as everyone works together to increase student achievement.
- Compact (English)
- Compact (Spanish)
- Compact (Creole)
Right to Know Letter
The purpose of this letter is to let parents/guardians know that Polk County Schools will provide information to you regarding your child’s teacher and paraprofessional qualifications in a timely manner upon request.
Parent Institute Links: