Title I Information

  • Title I Information

    Title I is a federally funded grant reauthorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The purpose of this legislation is “to help the neediest schools and students reach the same challenging standards expected of all children” (Public Law 107-110).  Eligibility for Title I funding is based on the percent of low-income students.  In Spotsylvania County Public Schools,elementary schools with the highest poverty rates receive Title I funding to provide supplemental reading and math positions, instructional resources, and professional development to meet the needs of students.

     

    All Title I employees are fully licensed and endorsed as mandated by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  As required, Title I staff collaborates regularly with classroom teachers to discuss students’ academic goals and progress towards those goals.  In addition to providing direct support to students, Title I teachers may assist teachers (K-5) with instructional strategies to enhance student learning through coaching, co-teaching,   and professional development to support best practices in literacy and math.

     

    Family Engagement is an integral part of Title I, as schools and their communities work together to support students’ academic achievement.  Each Title I school has a Parent Advisory Council (PAC) composed of Title I parent representatives from each school, as well as the Title I teacher and Parent Resource Center staff.  All parents of Title I students are invited to attend meetings.  Participation on the Council provides parents opportunities to learn about Title I, share ideas or concerns, and share input into the overall program design.  Our division’s Parent Resource Center works collaboratively with Title I schools to support parents and school/community partnerships.