What is Title I-A?
Title I-A is a federal program that provides funds to school districts and schools with high percentages of low income families. Title I-A eligibility is determined by the percent of students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Title I-A funds are available for teachers, materials and support services for schools that qualify under guidelines set by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Title I-A funds are used for extra educational services for students most in need of educational support. DCS uses Title I-A funds for the salaries of teachers who provide these services.
The focus of the Title I-A program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children.
Research shows that parental involvement is critical to student success and achievement. Parents can positively impact their child’s school success by being positively involved in their child’s school experience.
Parents are encouraged to get involved in the following ways:
- Keep the lines of communication open between family and school
- Participate in the day-to-day running of the school, such as working as a teaching assistant, guest reader, lecturer or volunteer
- Become actively involved in the government of your child’s school
- Participate in school-based events intended for family, such as open houses, concerts, family activity nights and curriculum meetings
- Serve as a role model, showing your child that you support his or her progress in school
- Keep your child’s teacher informed about events in your child’s life that may affect his or her performance in school
- Support your child’s extra-curricular activities
- Discuss ideas for parental involvement with your child’s teacher and/or parent organization