Title I Services
TITLE I PURPOSE
The purpose of Title I is to support school efforts to ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards and have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. This purpose can be accomplished by providing additional resources for high-poverty schools to enhance educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Title I funds must be used in addition to District and State funds. All of the services students would receive in the absence of Title I must be in place before Title I funds are used.
Title I provides flexible funding that may be used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies for raising student achievement in high-poverty schools. The program focuses on promoting schoolwide reform in high-poverty schools and ensuring students’ access to scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content. Title I provisions provide a mechanism for holding states, school districts, and schools accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students and turning around low-performing schools while providing alternatives to students in such schools to enable those students to receive a high-quality education.
TITLE I OVERVIEW
- All students should have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to reach, at minimum, proficiency on state academic standards and objectives.
- Local districts, schools, and parents know best what their students need to succeed. The Title I program allows them to decide how to use these funds to implement evidence-based practices to help students who are failing or who are at risk of failing in school.
- Parents are partners in helping all students achieve. They have the right to be involved in the design and operation of their school’s Title I program, and, at the same time, a responsibility to help their children succeed in school.
How to Participate:
- Parents can serve on the Title I/School Community Council to contribute to important decisions concerning our school.
- Families are invited to school meetings including Back to School Night, conferences and other school activities.
- On-going communication between families and the school is important. It includes:
- Report Cards
- Home-School Compact
- School Website
- The classroom teacher will provide families with information on curriculum standards and assessments.
- Annual reports of individual student proficiencies including RISE results will be provided to each family.
How Your Child Can Participate:
Students are identified for additional help in the following ways:
- Below proficient scores on end-of-year state assessment
- Below grade-level performance on assessments for reading such as DIBELS
- Below grade-level performance in math on the Murray School District Benchmark Assessments
- Below grade-level performance on classroom level math or reading assessments that show the student is in need of additional help
- The student’s teacher and the school team make decisions about which students in the school demonstrate the greatest need for services available.
Reading Intervention occurs both inside and outside of the classrooms. Students needing additional help, receive one-on-one or small group evidence-based reading instruction from trained para-educators up to 4 times per week.
Families have opportunities to gain additional skills and materials through family nights, and other parent activities offered by Title 1 during the school year.
- Horizon Elementary Family Engagement
- Horizon Elementary School Compact
- Horizon Elementary School Report Card
- Teacher and Para Qualifications (English) (Spanish)