Title I Information
over 2 years ago
What is Title I?
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities which support students in performing at grade level.
What will Title I do for my child?
The Title I program will provide your child with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom if they are experiencing academic difficulties.
Which schools does Title I Serve?
The program serves children in elementary and secondary schools who have demonstrated that extra assistance is needed.
How does our school receive Title I money?
First, the federal government provides funding to each state. Then, State Educational Agencies send this money to school districts. How much money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending that school. Finally, Title I schools:
- Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school has chosen. Students do not have to be from low income families to receive Title I services.
- Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students at their school.
- Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student.
- Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.
How does Wilton spend its Title I money?
- Reading Specialists
- Professional Development for Teachers
- Classroom Technology (Hardware and Software)
- Instructional Materials
- Parental Involvement
Parents, you can influence the success of your child in school more than any teacher or federal program. By becoming an active participant in the Title I Parent Involvement Plan at our school, you will:
- Serve as a role model, showing your child that you support his or her education.
- Assure that you are aware of your child’s educational progress, thereby demonstrating how important that progress is to you.
- Teach your student that your input at the school is appreciated and that you support its efforts.
Research shows that how well a child does in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in
their education. You can become more involved by:
- Joining Wilton's PTO.
- Participating in school activities.
- Volunteering at the school.
- Attending parent-teacher conferences.
- Communicating with your child’s teacher regularly by writing notes in the agenda, emailing, or telephoning the school.
- Keeping your child’s teacher informed about events in your child’s life which may affect his/her performance at school.
- Discussing with your child’s teacher and the PTO other ideas for parental involvement.