The program emphasizes in-class support with Title I teachers collaborating and working together as a team with classroom teachers. Title I instructors are certified teachers working with students in small groups, allowing additional time for instruction and a lower student-teacher ratio. Students benefit from differentiated and effective instructional strategies which are designed to meet their individual learning needs.
Every school year, Title I Family Engagement Facilitators conduct a Parent Information Meeting at each elementary school. I urge parents of Title I students to make every effort to attend this meeting as it offers the opportunity to meet the Title I Family Engagement Facilitator in your school and gives an in-depth explanation about the components of the program. Family Engagement Facilitators are available for conferences on Parent Conference night, held in November and February of the school year.
Throughout the school year, they hold parent workshops at their schools. These workshops will focus on teaching parents strategies and activities they can use at home to strengthen their child’s reading, writing, and math skills.
Each elementary school houses a Title I Parent Resource Center with language arts and math materials that parents may borrow throughout the school year. The Parent Resource Center link on this website gives an in-depth listing of the materials which are available to borrow.
If my child changes schools, will my child continue to receive Title I services? Only students at eligible Title I schools have access to services. Each school determines the criteria for identifying and providing services to students.
How does a school determine their use of Title I funds to design the school’s program? Each school has a team made up of administrators, staff, and parents (Instructional Council). This team determines program needs based on data from state and district testing. Programs are required to align with the school’s Title I plan as well as the school’s 90-Day Plan.
How does the District monitor and support the Title I programs at the schools? The District Title I Resource Staff supports the schools throughout the year. The purpose of this support is to provide program mentoring, technical assistance, and effective instructional delivery to ensure compliance with Title I regulations.
How do I find out about Title I at my school? Every Title I school is required to have an Annual Meeting to explain the school’s Title I budget and school grade. Parents can also contact the school for information regarding Title I.
How can I be involved in decisions regarding the Title I program? Every school has funds allocated for parent engagement activities. By participating in these activities a parent can become more involved in the school’s educational goals and the educational outcomes for their child.