Title I is a federally funded program authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. As stated on the Massachusetts Department of Education website, Title I "provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards." Each year, school districts must evaluate each of their schools on the basis of poverty levels and use that data, following federal regulations, to select Title I Schools. The funds then are used in those schools to provide supplemental education services to students.
The Title I program targets students who will benefit from supplemental classroom support and/or small group instruction either inside or outside of the classroom. Title I services are provided in cooperation with Title I and classroom teachers who meet the highly qualified requirements of No Child Left Behind. Your child’s progress in the Title I program will be monitored throughout the year and communicated to you by the Title I teachers.
A key component of the Title I program is the home/school collaboration. Your involvement is desired and encouraged. You will be notified when we have our Title I Parent/Student events. Your attendance at our workshops and events is highly valued.