Title I is a federally subsidized program that provides extra help to the students who need it the most.
The following documents detail various parts the program. They include a frequently asked questions section and copies of the program information.
We hope that this information provides you with a better understanding of the services offered by the Title I program. Feel free to contact your child"s school or our Education Office at 215-441-6000 Extension 11004 for additional information.
What is Title I?
The goal of Title I is to support a high-quality education for every child. The Title I program provides extra help to students who need assistance in order to meet the standards the state has set for all children.
What should I know about Title I?
It can help:
Children perform better in school and feel a sense of achievement.
Parents understand the way their child learns.
The team approach by both parents and teachers so that the child can meet success.
How does Title I work?
The federal government provides funding to the states for Title I. The states provide the funding to school districts based on the numbers of families in a low-income bracket. Centennial identifies those eligible schools and uses the funding to provide appropriate Title I resources. Each Title I school identifies students most in need of educational help (students do not have to be from low-income families to receive help). The schools set goals for improvement and measure student progress. Programs that are developed are designed to add to the regular education classroom. Title I does not take the place of regular education programs. It helps supplement them.
Title I programs generally offer:
Additional paraprofessional assistance in classes in the areas of reading and/or math
Additional training for teachers and paraprofessionals
Extra time for instruction
A variety of teaching and mentoring methods
Student progress is measured each year by administrators, teachers and parents to ensure all students, including Title I students, are reaching the goals set for improvement.
What can parents do?
You influence your child"s education more that any teacher or school, so your involvement can help booster your child"s achievement. As an active member of the Title I team, it is up to you to judge whether your child is benefiting from the Title I program by checking on the progress being made by your child and meeting with appropriate staff members to get the answers and updates you need.
You also can share your love of learning. Let your child see you:
Read newspapers, magazines, or books
Write letters, grocery lists, or a diary
Use math to prepare budgets, compare prices, etc.
Play games such as crossword puzzles, dot-to-dot, and word and travel games
Visit libraries together and help your children pick out books to read just for fun
Borrow materials from your child"s school or our parent center
Talk with them about the stories and allow them to read with you
You can also show your interest in your child"s school day.
Ask specific questions about what the class is studying
Ask to see school work and talk about it in a positive way
Praise their effort and improvement- no matter how small it may seem to you
Encourage good study habits such as showing respect for homework, agreeing on a time for homework, allowing breaks and making yourself available when help is needed
Should you have a complaint regarding Title I please refer to the procedures listed on the attached document.
To learn more about the Centennial School District Title I program, contact your child"s teacher or principal or contact the Education Office at 215-441-6000 Extension 11004.
Title I Documents
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Parent Involvement Policy Parent NCLB Rights