What is Title I?
Title I (of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation) is a federal program that provides opportunities for the children served to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenging state standards.
How do schools qualify for Title I?
Title I resources are distributed to schools where the needs are the greatest, in amounts sufficient to make a difference in the improvement of instruction. Lester qualifies due to the large number of students who meet requirements to receive free/reduced-price meals.
What does Title I expect from schools?
Title I expects for schools to improve student achievement. Schools are to offer workshops to parents and increase parental involvement in the schools. Lester offers parent workshops throughout the year.
What can Title I funds be used for?
Title I funds can be used for staff development, instructional materials, and parent involvement opportunities. Plans for using the funds are written during the spring for the following school year. Committee members including the administrators, teachers, other staff members, parents, and community members create the plan. The Title I plan for the current school year is available for viewing in the main office. Please come by the office to view at your convenience.