What is Title I?
Title I, Part A (Title I) is a federal program which began in 1965, under President L.B. Johnson. Title I provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I funds are distributed in Blaine County Schools based upon the number of students receiving free and reduced lunch.
Title I schools can operate either as Targeted Assistance or Schoolwide. As targeted assistance, the school can only provide service to specific students as identified through a ranking system. As a schoolwide program, all students and staff are considered Title I and there is no qualifying criteria to receive support.
Our school operates as a schoolwide program. This means that the Title I resources are used to benefit all children enrolled in the school, as guided by the school's "Schoolwide Program Plan". To make the most of the resources, each Title I school has a leadership team that develops and implements a plan to meet the different needs of the staff, students and parents within the school. The team is comprised of staff members, the principal, parents, and a team coordinator. Check out our Title I site to learn more about our Schoolwide Program Plan and parent involvement activities.
Who is eligible to receive Title I support?
As a schoolwide Title I school, all students are considered Title I students and are eligible for supports. Additional, all staff are considered Title I staff and work together to provide supports to students to boost their learning. Upon entry, parents must review and sign our BCSD Accountability Agreement, which outlines school, parent and student responsibilities.
Who do I contact for more information?