Read About Bellevue Elementary's Title I Program
Success in school starts with reading. Bellevue Elementary offers additional reading support through our Title I program for students who may have difficulty learning to read.
What is Title I?
Title I is a federal program which began in 1965, under President L.B. Johnson, which provides support to students who are currently performing in the lower quartile of the student population. Title I funds are distributed in Blaine County Schools based upon the number of students receiving free and reduced lunch. Bellevue Elementary School qualifies as a Title I school.
Who is eligible to receive Title I support?
All children attending a Title I school are eligible to receive services from Title I. Students who score critically below proficiency on the ISAT or the IRI are eligible for Title I services. A team consisting of the classroom teacher, Title I teacher, parent, and ESL teacher if applicable, will discuss the needs of the student and how to best meet those needs. Upon entry, parents must review and sign our BCSD Accountability Agreement. Formal and informal assessments are used to monitor student progress.
What does a Title I program look like at Bellevue Elementary School?
Title I assistance is provided in addition to the regular classroom instruction. Students receive instruction in one or more of the big five areas of reading:
- Phonemic awareness: identifying and manipulating individual sounds in words
- Phonics: understanding the relationship between sounds and the letters
- Fluency: the intonation and rate at which an individual reads
- Vocabulary: understanding the meaning of words
- Comprehension: gaining meaning and understanding information from text
How can I make reading a part of every day?
- Share conversations with your child over meal times and other times you are together. Children learn words easily when they hear them in conversation. Introduce new and interesting words at every opportunity.
- Read together every day. Spend time talking about stories, pictures, and words.
- Be your child's best advocate. Keep informed about your child's progress in reading and ask the teacher about ways you can help.
- Be a reader and a writer. Children learn habits from the people around them.
- Visit the library often. Storytime, computers, and other exciting activities await the entire family.
Who do I contact for more information?
For additional questions, contact the Title 1 teacher at Bellevue Elementary School:
Gloria Wieand at 208-578-5080.
Visit the State Department of Idaho Title 1 website or Blaine County's Title 1 website for even more resources!
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." -Jacqueline Kennedy