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.
843-873-3050
tgolden@dorchester2.k12.sc.us
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.