Title One Information

Title One Information

Parent, students, and teachers working together to increase student achievement.

Hello, my name is Tammie Golden and I am the Title 1 Facilitator at Spann Elementary School.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the Title 1 program. The Title I plan is available and can be viewed at any time by parents. You are also invited to visit our district's Title One Resources webpage for helpful information.
What is Title One?
* A Federal fund.
* Authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (but began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965).
* Intention is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach grade-level proficiency.
* To help students who are behind academically or at risk of falling behind first.
* Only used to help students reach proficiency in academic subjects: English Language Arts and Mathematics.
* Never replaces what all other students receive (is supplemental to the regular program).
* Uses research based practices.

How Is Title I School Funding Determined?
* It is a federal entitlement program (non-competitive formula).
* Allocated on the basis of student enrollment for ages 5-17, census poverty levels, and other data.
* The U.S. Department of Education distributes these funds to State Education Agencies that in turn, distribute the funds to Local Education Agencies or school districts.
* Local school districts allocate the funds to qualifying schools based on the number of poor children in a school.

Title I Must… 
* Involve parents in all phases of planning and provide opportunities for involvement and parent trainings.
* Establish a compact between the parent and school outlining expectations.
* Share information with parents on their child’s progress and progress of the school toward the accomplishments of goals set forth in the plan.
* Inform parents when schools have sanctions placed on them due to not meeting the AYP standards.

This Year's Title Funds at Spann...
*This year our Title I funds will be providing Literacy interventionists for Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade (Mrs. Nethery & Mrs. Scholl). Title 1 funds are also being used to provide Math interventionists (Ms. Dean & Mrs. Leiendecker) in Kindergarten through Fifth grade.
*Title 1 funds will also be used for professional development opportunities for our teachers and all the food and materials for our parent involvement nights.