How do schools receive Title I, Part A funds?
■ First, the federal government provides funding to each state based on census data.
■ Then, each State Educational Agency (SEA) awards money to its school districts. Districts determine schools eligible for Title I, Part A funding by following ESEA Title I Part A rules.
■ Finally, each district determines which of their schools will receive Title I, Part A program services based on the school’s poverty rate and student needs.
Note: The Entiat School District allocates Title I funding to Paul Rumburg Elementary School to provide supplemental support to students and targeted professional development for staff.
Then the school will:
- Identify the students who need the additional educational assistance based upon the required criteria. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I, Part A services.
- Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students at their school.
- Develop school-wide programs with individual student in mind, to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.
- Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I, Part A program for each student.
How can parents help?
Communicate: Staying informed and responding promptly to all communications from the school or the school district.
Be an example: Showing your child that education is important by reading, attending parent/teacher conferences and attending open houses.
Volunteer: Volunteering at your child’s school and helping with extra-curricular activities.
Learn: Finding out how to help your child with classwork, homework and future education plans.
Get involved: Joining school/parent organizations, school improvement teams, advisory councils and other parent committees.
For more information, please contact Judi Jensen, Title I Coordinator at 509.771.1693 or firstname.lastname@example.org You can also refer to http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/default.aspx.