What is Title I?
Title I is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Originally, the idea of Title I was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other students.
The purpose of Title I funding “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”
The basic principles of Title I state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.
How does Buckeye use Title I Funds?
Title I funds are used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funding supports tutors in Title I eligible schools in meeting the educational goals of qualifying students. Title I funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math.
The Title I Program is conducted during the regular school year for students in grades K-8. Beginning with the primary grades, service is directed to students meeting specific selection criteria. Focused assessment throughout the school year provides an ongoing record of student progress, which enables our teachers to tailor instruction to meet the specific needs of the child.
The Title I Program focuses on reading and/or math intervention and is designed to supplement services to students using a variety of methods:
*Limited pullout, in which children are removed from their classrooms ( usually three days a week) for a limited period of time for intensive instruction.
*In-class, in which Title I children receive extra assistance in the same setting and time period as their regular class
Selection for participation in our Title I Program is based on the following criteria:
*Performance on Ohio State Tests
*Class and Grade Level Assessments
Every Title I teacher/tutor in the Buckeye Local School District is a certified/licensed teacher. Teachers participate in professional development activities throughout the school year designed according to state professional development standards.
Buckeye Local Schools seeks the active participation of all Title I students’ parents in:
*Improving their child’s academic achievement. Parents are encouraged to communicate regularly with the Title I Teachers/Tutors
*Parents are welcome to volunteer in the classroom to assist children as they sharpen their reading and math skills.
*Parents are encouraged to participate in parent/teacher conference days
*Each year a Literacy Night is held to provide activities for students and their families in the area of reading and/or math and provide input into the Title I program
*An informational Title table is set up annually at Buckeye Day, which typically occurs in March
Yearly Parent-Teacher-Tutor Compact
Parent Involvement Board Policy
Please be our partners in the education of your child.