Director of Student Data and Assessment
Title I provides federal funding to schools to help students who are low achieving or at most risk of falling behind. Title I is allocated to schools based on the percentage of student receiving free/reduced lunch. Schools with a percentage of at least 40 percent are eligible for a schoolwide program. Parent and family involvement are not only required, but critical to student success.
Union Public Schools has eight schoolwide Title 1 Programs. They are Briarglen, Boevers, Clark, Grove, McAuliffe, Rosa Parks and Jefferson elementary schools and the 6th/7th Grade Center. Jarman Elementary has been designated as a Targeted Assistance Program.
See also Federal Programs
Schools designated as Title I uses federal funds to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. Title I funds are used to serve students in order to raise academic achievement as well as to provide additional assistance to all students who experience difficulties in meeting the State’s performance targets.
A Title I school must: have a free/reduced lunch count of at least 40 percent; collect and analyze data that effects student achievement;and develop a comprehensive site plan and annually review the effectiveness of the plan. Each site must also have a Site Planning Team including parents to complete a needs assessment and prepare a summary of the data analysis to present to stakeholders. Current Proficiency Levels for state performance targets for reading and math are included.
Each designated Title I school prepares a comprehensive site plan and writes goals for the school year. Curriculum, Instructional Strategies and Assessments are aligned to these site goals.
For more information about NCLB and Title programs, see:
Title I Parent Notification Requirements