As a Title I Schoolwide program, our Title services can provide comprehensive strategies for improving the entire school and not just those students identified for Title I services as it has been in the past. Schoolwide programs have the latitude to determine how to organize their operations and allocate the multiple funding sources available to them.
Schoolwide programs serve all children in the school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall Schoolwide program. The purpose is to generate high levels of academic achievement in core subject areas for all students, especially those most in need. The purpose is achieved through:
- High quality instruction
- Programming based on the use of scientifically based research
- Strategies and methods to improve teacher quality and professional development
- Consolidated use of funds
Some students simply need more time and direct, explicit instruction in order to succeed. Classroom teachers and Title I staff will utilize data to create flexible groups so that every child will have access to small group instruction in the academic areas they struggle the most.
How are parents involved?
- Parents are notified about Title I services through the parent compact letter
- Parents, teachers, and students sign a compact that indicates goals and shared responsibilities of the child, school and parents for student success
- Parents are encouraged to participate in school activities/meetings
- Parents may participate in Title I meetings and learning opportunities
- Parents are provided Title I information via newsletters, conferences, and parent involvement plan
What can parents do?
- Share a love of learning and set a good example by reading, practicing math facts, playing with money (identify coins/make change), writing letters and/or lists, comparing prices, etc…
- Make learning fun by playing educational games, visiting the library, and listening to and talking with your child
- Show interest in your child’s school day by asking specific questions and praising effort and improvement