Title 1 is a federal education program that supports low income students throughout the nation. Funds are distributed to high poverty schools, as determined by the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. The funds can be used to hire additional teachers or teaching assistants, to provide computers or software, to fund before, after and summer school programs, and to purchase additional materials or equipment.
All children in Title 1 schools benefit from the additional teachers and assistants. Because there are more adults to help children, all children receive more individualized and small group instruction. The goal of Title 1 services is to accelerate academic achievement so that all children meet or exceed state and federal standards of performance.
A major purpose of Title 1 is to increase the involvement of parents in a child’s education. Under Title 1 regulations, all schools receiving Title 1 funds have developed a compact, an agreement between the school and the parents. The compact is designed to help parents and teachers work together to provide the best possible education for each student. Parents have opportunities each fall to provide input and participate in the School/Parent Compact.
There are many ways to get involved in your child’s education. To begin, Title 1 funding is based on the percentage of children who qualify for free or reduced lunch. You can help your child’s school by filling out the "Household Income Form" and turning it in at the Attendance or Title 1 Office. You can also help by volunteering in the School Site Council. This committee makes decisions about school programs, safety, goals and how funds are used in your child’s school. To volunteer, please contact Mr. Xiong.