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Title I

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, in order to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.

Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education and to reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I programs utilize highly qualified staff who implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and which are supported by organized and effective parental involvement.

The South Washington County Schools focus Title I programming to five highest poverty schools in District 833. Funds are used to target students who are academically at-risk in grades kindergarten through third grade in the areas of reading and math. District 833 Title 1 funds also support programming and assistance to students experiencing homelessness.

District 833 Title I Coordinator:

District 833 Homeless Coordinator:


Title I Services

South Washington County Schools offers a Title I program that meets the needs of the children at individual schools. At some buildings, this may mean that selected students receive assistance during the regular school day either in their classrooms or in another location within the school. Generally, students work individually or in small groups with a teacher or a trained instructional assistant.

  • Do all schools have a Title I program? No. Federal guidelines require that Title I programs are available in schools with the greatest concentration level of low-income families. Once a school qualifies, academic need - not economic status - determines whether students are eligible to receive extra instruction.
  • Who are Title I students? Title I students are students who will succeed when given some extra instruction. The students are identified by their classroom teachers as needing additional help in reading and/or math based on their test scores and academic performance. Those who show the greatest educational need and are not receiving special education services are served first.

Title I Schools

According to federal guidelines, Armstrong Elementary, Crestview Elementary, Hillside Elementary, Newport Elementary and Pullman Elementary schools qualify as Title I schools. Once a school qualifies for Title I, academic need (not socioeconomic status) determines which students receive additional instruction.

District 833 Title I Schools:

Armstrong Elementary School

Newport Elementary School

Crestview Elementary School

Pullman Elementary School

Hillside Elementary School

 

 

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