Title I is the largest federal aid program for our nation’s schools. The goal of Title I is a high quality education for every child.
Program Description: Title I is a 100% Federally funded supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to improve educational opportunities for educationally deprived children. Title I programs are designed to help children meet the state content and performance standards in reading, language arts, and mathematics. In buildings with 40% or more poverty, LEAs may use the funds to upgrade the entire curriculum of the school and are Schoolwide Programs. In buildings with less than 40% poverty, programs are designed to help specific children and are Targeted Assistance programs. The Federal Government allows states to waive the 40 percent poverty threshold for schoolwide programs upon request from a school and demonstration that a schoolwide program would best serve needs of students.
Effective with the 2019-2020 school year, G.C. Hartman Elementary applied for a waiver and submitted a plan allowing it to become a Title I Schoolwide Program School. In a schoolwide program, all students are eligible to participate. The primary goal of a schoolwide program is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, are able to demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement based on state academic achievement standards.
All students are eligible to receive reading support from trained Reading Specialists. Title I support services are provided in small groups and designed for specific instruction to increase fluency, comprehension, and writing skills. The Title I program has been integrated into the school’s response to instruction and intervention (RTII) process.
Title I Staff
– Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment/Federal Programs Coordinator
Mrs. Ziegmont serves as the District’s Federal Programs Coordinator. Please contact her at (570) 356-3508 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or requests for more information about Title I.
G.C. Hartman Elementary Center Title I Resources
The School-Parent Compact
outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the way in which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards. Grade K-4 School-Parent Compact
Parent Right to Know Letter
– Under the Parents’ Right to Know requirement, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child.
Southern Columbia Area School District Equity Plan
*The above Title I resources will be translated to the parent/guardian’s Home Language when needed.