What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program through the Elementary & Secondary Act (ESEA) designed to provide support to students who are performing below grade level in reading and/or math. The goal is to emphasize high academic standards in an effort to help students succeed in the classroom and reach grade level performance.
What are some typical Title I services?
In St. Cloud Area Schools our Title I schools have a Schoolwide Tile I model which means all students in the school are provided with additional support to address the needs of all the students at that school. St. Cloud Title I Schoolwide schools focus on providing additional support in reading and math instruction and may provide additional support in attendance, school climate, etc.
Do all St. Cloud Area Schools have a Title I program?
No. The Federal law requires that Title I programs are available in schools with the greatest concentration of low-income families. St. Cloud Title I schools are Discovery, Talahi, Lincoln, Westwood, Lincoln, and Oak Hill Elementary schools and North and South Junior High Schools. Please review each school’s website to learn more about their Title I Schoolwide Program.
How are parents/guardians involved?
In schoolwide programs, parents are invited to attend the school’s annual Title I Meeting. Parents, staff and students may participate in the development and carrying out of a compact that spells out the goals and shared responsibilities of the child, school and parents for student success. Parents are encouraged to participate in Title I meetings and learning opportunities.
As a parent/guardian, you have the right to…
Parent's Right to Know
At the beginning of each school year, school districts must notify parents of children attending Title I schools that they can request information regarding their children's teachers. In addition, if students are taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified the parents of students in Title I schools must be notified, in a timely manner, if their child has been assigned to, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.