Support for students navigating poverty
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities to help all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I funds are allocated on a per pupil model. The higher percentage of students navigating poverty, the higher the per student funds. The program serves students in elementary schools. In our district, Title I schools are:
Allowable uses of Title I funding
All funds must be spent as supplemental to support struggling students and the staff that work with them. If Title I funds were eliminated, the Title I school operations must be similar to other non-title schools. Examples of current uses of Title I dollars include conferences and professional development to enhance instruction, homeless liaisons, coordination, parent information nights, parenting classes, intervention specialists, and behavior support.
Title I Parent Involvement
Parent involvement is vital to achieve maximum educational growth for students participating in the district’s Title I program. In compliance with federal law and Oregon Department of Education guidelines, the district meets with parents to provide information regarding their school’s participation in the Title I program and its requirements. Meetings are held annually and all parents of participating students are invited to attend.