TITLE 1 STAFF 2012-2013
Lead Teachers: Tommi Jenkins and Patti Cain
Title 1 Assistants: Dawn Hensley, Jim Heines, Paula Moore, Bonnie Smith, and Kristy Lindsey
What is Title 1
Title I is a federal program which provides assistance to improve the education of children in high-poverty schools, enabling those children to meet state academic content and performance standards.
A Title I school is a school with low-income students making up more than 50% of the student body. These schools may use Title I funds to create a school wide program to improve achievement, thereby serving all children in the school.
Title I funding began as a part of the Great Society Program of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The intent of the law was (and still is) to provide services to students who have academic needs that are not addressed in any other funding – those who are not handicapped but who are not working up to their grade placement. The goal of Title I is a High-Quality Education for every child. The program provides extra help to students who need it most. These are children who are the furthest from meeting the standards the state has set for all children. Title I resources are directed to schools with high poverty levels. The program serves millions of children in elementary schools each year. Most school districts participate. Title I also serves children who attend parochial and private schools.
How Title 1 Works
The Federal Government provides funding to states each year for Title I. To get funds, each state must submit a plan detailing:
State educational agencies send the money to school districts based on the number of low-income families in their district.
The local school system identifies eligible schools—those with the highest percentage of children from low-income families—and provides Title I resources to students in need, regardless of their income.
The Title I school, including parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff, work together to:
Title I programs offer
What can I do?
You know your child best; it’s up to you to: