For more information, see www.ed.gov and type “Title I” into the site’s search engine.
What Is Title I?
A major part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, (commonly called “No Child Left Behind”), Title I is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the country. It provides funds to school districts in order to ensure that all children have a fair, significant and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education, and meet high academic achievement standards.
Title I is a Partnership
The Partnership Agreement, usually discussed and signed at fall conferences, is an agreement (compact) outlining the role of the family, the school, and the student in a learning partnership. This shared responsibility greatly increases the chance of student success.
Students Are Involved: Students create academic and social goals with their teacher and parents/guardians. Other areas students commit to in their school year success include: participating in class learning, asking for help when needed, and following school expectations.
Parents Are Involved: Parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. Children learn language by interacting with their parents. Parents influence their child’s educational attitudes, work habits, and interests. In Title I, parents and teachers build a cooperative partnership with students. Parents help to plan and review their school and district Title I program.
Teachers Are Involved: Teachers design programs that involve children in a rich variety of learning experiences. This flexible programming takes place within the regular classroom and/or in a Title I classroom, as a targeted supplemental pullout program. Title I funded Intervention Specialists provide instruction to reinforce and enhance core classroom learning. Title I programs stress positive attitudes toward learning and achievement of high academic standards. Intervention Specialists also work with families to share strategies and techniques to help their children become more successful learners.
Which Schools & Students Are Eligible for Title I?
Students enrolled in private schools who live in the attendance area of a Title I public school are eligible for Title I services.
Schools in which the percentage of low-income families (as measured by free-and-reduced lunch count) is at, or above, federal guidelines are eligible for Title I. Children are considered for Title I participation regardless of their family’s income. St. Paul’s is a “Targeted Assistance School” meaning students are selected by specific criteria to participate in Title I. Targeted Assistance Schools provide targeted, very small group services to children identified as most in need of academic support in reading and/or math, within the grade levels identified as having the most needs during the Title I Targeted Needs Assessment process each spring.
2022-2023 Title I Program | School District of the Menomonie Area
Kristin Humphrey – District Title I Coordinator – (715) 665-2131, ext 20112
Tera Ellison – Literacy Coach – (715) 232-1642, ext 10126
Michelle Dupree – Instructional Math Coach – (715) 232-1642, ext 10131
Crystal Booth – St. Paul’s Intervention Specialist – (715) 232-3798