Title I is a federally funded program designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. The program intends to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and attain proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards. Title I provides supplemental funding to schools that qualify as high-poverty based on the number of students eligible for free and reduced-priced meals. These restricted grant funds may only be used to provide supplemental resources needed to improve the teaching and learning of children.
Additionally, the Title I legislation recognizes that parents are their children's first and longest serving teachers. Schools receiving these funds are required to provide information about the program's benefits, your parental rights and opportunities that allow you to have an active role in your student's education. We hope that you will review these documents throughout the year to learn about your school's Title I program, give program input while embracing our shared responsibility for student learning. For additional information, please contact Mrs. O'Connor or Mrs. Martens, the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Liaisons at West Salisbury Elementary School