The Title 1 Support staff has been assigned as classroom teachers this year to adhere to social distancing restrictions in place for Covid-19.
The program will resume after restrictions are lifted.
What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded supplemental educational program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEA) to improve educational opportunities for educationally deprived children. The Title I program is designed to help children meet the state content and performance standards in reading, language arts and mathematics.
Our 2019-2020 Title I Program
Our Title I Schoolwide Program consists of a variety of activities, trainings, events, and funding of various resources that help support all the students at Portage Area Elementary. Our Title I Program varies slightly for each grade level. One of our goals is to have all students reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade. To help reach this goal, our Title I staff are assigned to assist in the primary grades to provide early intervention. Our Title I staff help co-teach lessons with classroom teachers, provide extra support for struggling students either in the classroom or through pull-out services, and teach intervention programs to small groups of students. This year, math support will also be provided by the Title I staff to students in grades 1-3. Our Title I Program also funds a classroom teacher in Kindergarten to allow for smaller class sizes. Along with the funding of staff, the program provides books and materials for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Wilson FUNdations, Capstone Leveled Readers, and Anchor Comprehension. These are all programs that are used by teachers in grades K-6.
In mid-August, our teachers held a summer learning camp for students in 1st through 3rd grade. The camp focused on reading, math, and STEM. Our Title I Program funded the camp and materials that were used to make Camp Learn-A-Lot a success. Our Title I Program also allowed for a family to attend the Annual Title I SPAC Conference in Seven Springs. The conference provided parents and family members the opportunity to learn about strategies for helping their children in various content areas in all grade levels.
Our Title I Program also supports our Literacy Bag Program, our Annual Spring Conference, Meet the Teacher Night, parent workshops and trainings and professional development opportunities for our teachers.
If you have any questions about our Title I Program, please feel free to contact the Title I staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to begin the new school year and look forward to working with you and your child!
Mrs. Franey, Mrs. Pesta, and Mrs. Sinclair