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Title I Services

What is Title I?

  • It is the largest federal aid program in our nation's schools
  • Requires a high-quality education for every child
  • Provides extra help for those students who need it most
  • Makes certain Title I schools use strategies proven by research
  • Requires teachers to be well trained and highly qualified to teach
  • Involves parents in their children's education with ideas for assistance and choice

How do schools qualify for Title I?

  • Must have above system average of students living in "poverty"
  • Free reduced price lunch is used as the "poverty indicator"

What kind of services does Title I provide?

  • Tutorials
  • Extra academic materials
  • Computer assisted learning
  • Parent and Family Engagement activities/training
  • Extra Bilingual Aide Support
  • Professional development to staff to assure they have the highest qualification possible to help your children to succeed

You have a right as a Title I Parent to:

  • Provide suggestions and ideas into the development of the school Title I plan
  • Receive information in an understandable format and to the extent practicable in a language you understand
  • Conference with your child's teacher, observe or volunteer at your child's school
  • Have your student test results explained to you in a an understandable way annually
  • An annual Title I Parent meeting
  • Meet at other times in the year in a place and time convenient for Title I Parents
  • Receive written notice if your child's school is a school in need of improvement including your right to school choice, transportation and supplemental services
  • Help design the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Program
  • Receive training in how to help your child succeed academically
  • Help design teacher training related to helping teachers increase their skills and understanding of working with parents as equal partners
  • Receive information on the qualifications of the staff teaching your children
  • Provide annual feedback on the success of the Title I Parent and Family Engagement program
  • Receive a list of Parent resources

Quality Teachers/Assistants

  • You have the right to know whether our teachers meet the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and core academic subjects he or she teaches
  • Whether the teacher is under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances
  • The teacher's college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree
  • Whether teacher assistants provide services to your child, and if so, their qualifications

What can Parents do to help?

  • Look at your child's performance and make sure you understand where your child stands in reading and mathematics
  • Talk with your child's teacher and principal to find out how you and your school work together to improve your child's performance
  • Look for the annual school report card and be aware of your school's performance under ESSA
  • Communicate your school's successes to your community and look for ways to support your school in challenging areas