Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state's challenging performance standards.
What will Title I do for my child?
The Title I program will provide your child with extra help in reading and/or math beyond the regular classroom.
Which school does Title I serve?
The program serves children in elementary and secondary schools who have demonstrated that extra assistance is needed.
How does our school receive Title I money?
First, the federal government provides funding to each state. Then,State Educational Agencies send this money to school districts. How much money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending the school.
Finally, Title I schools:
1. Identify the students at their school who need the most help based on criteria that the school has chosen. Students do NOT have to be from low income families to receive Title I services.
2. Set goals for improving the skills of students at their school.
3. Measure student progress to determine the success of Title I program for each student.
4. Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.
Title I programs generally offer:
- Smaller classes or special instructional spaces.
- Additional teachers and aides.
- Opportunities for professional development for schools staff.
- Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need.
- A variety of supplemental teaching methods.
- An individualized program for students.
- Additional teaching materials which supplement their regular instruction.
Parents...you can influence the success of your child in school morethan any teacher or federal program. By becoming an active participantat school you can:
- Serve as a role model, showing your child that you support his/her education.
- Assure that you are aware of your child's educational progress; thereby demonstrating how important that progress is to you.
- Teach your child that your input at school is appreciated and that you support its efforts.
- Stay informed. Parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teachers.
- Joining local and national school/parent organizations and Site Council.
- Supporting school extra-curricular activities.
- Volunteering at the school.
- Attending parent-teacher conferences.
- Communicating with your child's teacher regularly, by writing notes, telephoning the school, etc.
- Keeping your child's teacher informed about events in your child's life which may affect his/her performance at school.
- Discussing with your child's teacher and parent organizations other ideas for parent involvement.
You have a right to know that your child is attending a Title I school. Please read the letter that follows and let Mr. Lehr know if you ever have any questions.
Parents Right To Know Letter