Title I is a federally-funded program part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of this legislation is to provide additional opportunities for struggling children to meet grade level expectations outlined in the Minnesota Academic Standards.
Schools where at least 40% of students qualify for free and reduced-price meals can become Title I School-wide schools. They are required to write annual goals to address the specific needs of the school. Through this model, Title I resources can be used to benefit all students in the school, but especially the educational needs of the lowest-achieving children. Teachers, families and students all play a role in a school meeting its Title I School-wide goals.
Title I Mission
Title I supports the district’s mission by creating learning opportunities for children to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the state’s challenging content standards in reading and mathematics.
Title I Goals
- To provide support to students in meeting state standards in reading and mathematics
- To supplement classroom reading and mathematics instruction
- To involve parents in their child’s education in as many ways as possible
How are the funds used?
- Additional support staff to work with struggling students
- Family Engagement Events
- Professional Development