What is Title I
Title I is a national reading program funded through the Federal Government. This program is designed to assist students toward mastering grade-level academic goals. To meet this goal, Title I focuses on skills necessary for proficient reading, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Our students benefit from small group instruction and progress is closely monitored to ensure that the instruction planned is meeting the needs of each individual child.
Funding for our program is based on the percentage of free and reduced lunches for which our families apply. Therefore, it is essential that our families apply for free and reduced lunch at our school. Even if our families choose not to participate in this program, their application goes toward our funding.
Who Are Title I Students
Children who are performing near or below grade level are referred to our program based on the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI), MAP testing, classroom performance, and/or Teacher referrals. This placement is reviewed regularly and children come in and out of the program based on their needs.
Parent involvement is critical to student success. We encourage parents to be active participants in their child’s education. Our goal is to have a Title I Parent Night to explain our program and provide helpful ideas for parents working at home with their children. Suggestions are always welcome!
Highly Qualified Status
Our Title I teacher, Kathy Helbling, meets “Highly Qualified” status as required by the Federal Government. As a parent, you have a right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teachers.