How Title I works
The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I. To receive funds, each school must submit a plan describing:
- what all children are expected to know and be able to do
- the high-quality standards of performance that all children are expected to meet
- ways to measure progress
A Schoolwide Title I school works to:
- improve school systems for all students
- provide interventions for students who most need help
- set goals for improvement
- measure student progress using standards
- develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction
- involve parents in all aspects of the program.
Title I Programs generally offer:
- Smaller classes
- Additional teachers
- Additional training for staff members
- Extra time for instruction
- A variety of teaching methods and materials
The annual Title I meeting is a place to start to:
§ learn more about Title I
§ learn about your rights and responsibilities as a Title I parent
§ learn about parenting workshops
§ meet other parents and teachers
§ begin the process of communication and cooperation between parents and schools.
The parent-school compact states the goals and responsibilities of students, parents and schools. It is a requirement. Its goal is to help those students who are furthest from meeting state standards.
The parental involvement policy helps parents understand and take part in the school efforts. It’s a jointly developed plan that spells out what parents, teachers and other school staff need to do to help children meet the state education standards.
Who to contact for Title I questions and or concerns:
Valley Grove Elementary School Office (814) 432-3861
Jacob Saullo Elementary Principal Extension 2902
Tessa Simmons Assistant Elementary Principal Extension 2902
Melissa Wolfgong Federal Programs Coordinator Extension 2941
Joanne Cardy Title Teacher, K-12 Extension 2210