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Title I

Title 1, 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 1 is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state's challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing. The Title 1 program will provides students with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom. The program serves students in our five secondary schools who have demonstrated that extra assistance is needed. Title 1 also serves students who attend private schools.

What is Title I funding?
The federal government provides funding to each state. Then, each State Educational Agency sends money to its school districts. How much money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending that school. Finally, Title 1 schools:
  • Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school has chosen. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title 1 services.
  • Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students at their school.
  • Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title 1 program for each student.
  • Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.
What can Title 1 programs do for my student? Title 1 programs generally offer:
  • Small group instructional interventions
  • Additional teachers and paraeducators
  • Opportunities for professional development for school staff
  • Extra time for teaching Title 1 students the skills they need
  • A variety of supplementary research-based teaching methods
  • An individualized program for students
  • Additional research-based teaching materials which supplement a student's regular instruction

How can parents get involved?Parents, you can influence the success of your student in school more than any teacher or federal program.  By becoming an active participant in the Title 1 parent involvement and at your school, you will:

  • Serve as a role model, showing your student that you support his/her education
  • Assure that you are aware of your student's educational progress; thereby demonstrating how important that progress is to you
  • Teach your student that your input at the school is appreciated and that you support its efforts

The Franklin Pierce School District is required to have a district Title 1 parent involvement plan.

Franklin Pierce Schools have applied for funding under Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  If you would like to review or give input into the applications, please contact the Learning Support Services office at (253) 298-3048.