Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and at a minimum, reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments.
Which schools does Title I serve?
Eligible schools receive Title I funds from the state provided by the federal government based primarily on U. S. Census data of low-income students; however, services are provided to students identified as having the greatest need for assistance. The program serves children in all eight Washington Local elementary schools and also serves children who attend parochial and private schools who live in the Washington Local attendance area.
What is a Title I Schoolwide Program?
All eight elementary schools operate Title I schoolwide programs. A Title I schoolwide program is a method of delivering Title I services in eligible schools. It allows each school the opportunity to use Title I funds to support comprehensive reforms intended to improve the entire educational program in each school as opposed to only certain students.
Schoolwide programs have great latitude to determine how to organize their operations and allocate the multiple funding sources available to them. They do not have to identify particular children as eligible for services. Instead, schoolwide programs can use all allocated funds to increase the amount and quality of learning time for all children in a school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall schoolwide program. In this way, they can embrace a high-quality curriculum according to a comprehensive plan that ensures all children meet the state's challenging academic standards.
Title I programs generally offer:
- Smaller classes or special instructional spaces.
- Additional teachers.
- Opportunities for professional development for school staff.
- Extra time for teaching students the skills they need.
- A variety of supplementary teaching methods.
- Additional teaching materials which supplement their regular instruction.
Parents… you can influence the success of your child in school more than any teacher or federal program. By becoming an active participant in the Title I parent involvement plan at your school, you will:
- 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 the school is appreciated and that you support its efforts.
Research shows that how well a child does in school depends a great deal on how much their parents get involved in his/her education. You can become more involved by:
- Joining local and national school/parent organizations.
- 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.
For more information about how Title I works in your child's school, please contact the school office, or:
3505 W. Lincolnshire Blvd
Toledo, OH 43606