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Title I-A

Improving Academic Achievement for At-Risk Students

Title I Overview

Title I funds are intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on state academic standards and assessments. Jefferson Elementary, Horizon Elementary, Summit Elementary, and Jerome Middle School are Title I schools in our district. Qualifications are based on Free and Reduced lunch percentages. Jerome School District uses the funds for teachers, paraprofessionals, parent involvement, and supplies.

The law states that parents in Title I schools:

  • Must be a part of developing a written parent involvement policy that is distributed to all parents and to the local community and announced at an annual meeting.

  • Have a right to be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in their school.

  • Can receive materials and training for parents and staff to foster greater parent involvement.

  • Must have the opportunity to jointly develop, with school staff, a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state's high standards.

In addition, parents have the right to know:

  • The qualifications of their child's teacher.

  • Information on the level of achievement of their child.

  • If their child is being taught by someone who is not "highly qualified" and will be in that position for 4 or more weeks.

  • The school's parent policy and have a right to have input in the decisions that are in the policy.

Policies and Resources Under Title I-A


District Policies - Search for the following policies:

  • Parent and Family Engagement - Policy 2420

  • Parent and Family Engagement Guidelines - Policy 2420P

  • Programs for At-Risk Disadvantaged Students - Policy 3100

  • Parent's Right to Know Notices - Policy 4160

  • Allowable Uses of Grant Funds Policy 7320

  • Time and Effort Document - Form 7400F

  • Procurement Under a Federal Award Policy - 7400P

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