What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program designed to work with children that need an extra boost with their reading skills. Bryan Elementary is a School-wide Title school. As a School-wide Title I school, we are able to receive additional training, resources, programs, and staffing to benefit all reading groups, from below to above grade level. School-wide programs do not have to identify particular children as eligible for services. Having School-wide status helps us to assist all of our students and enhance our reading program as a whole. This means any student who could benefit from additional help using Title I resources, whether for a two week skill group or a year-long remediation plan, will receive the help needed.
How is the Title I program funded?
Funding for our program is based on the percentage of free and reduced lunches that our families apply for. Therefore, it is ESSENTIAL that our families apply for free and reduced lunch at our school even if you’re unsure if you would qualify or not. Forms may be picked up at the office or in the cafeteria. Even if our families choose not to participate in this program, the application goes toward our funding.
Who are Title I students?
Children who score below grade level on the Idaho Reading Indicator or on other state and district assessments and are referred by the classroom teacher qualify to receive Title I services. Once these students are identified, the students are instructed in small group according to their needs and strengths in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and writing. This placement is reviewed regularly and children come into and out of the program based on their needs.
Parent involvement is an important component of the Title I program. Title I helps parents and children develop successful reading habits both in school and at home. Parents have a right to be involved in planning their child’s education, so Title I teachers encourage involvement from families of children receiving our services. Working together we can promote a successful educational experience. We currently offer ELLA night for our Kindergarten parents, Read-at-home book baggies for our 1st grade students, assistance with math night and Dr. Seuss night. Suggestions are always welcome!
Highly Qualified Status
All members of the Title I staff meet “Highly Qualified” status. As a parent, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teachers.
Email link to Title teacher, Janet Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to parent compact
US Department of Education Title website
National Title I Association website