Title I, Part A

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Title I A - Improving the Academic Achievement of Students in Financial Instability

Title I, Part A is the largest federal program supporting public education. Funding is allocated based on poverty rates of students enrolled in schools and districts.  The central objective of Title I, Part A is to ensure that all children reach challenging academic content standards, specifically in reading and math. The program provides supplemental resources to schools and students who have furthest to go in achieving these standards. These resources include additional teachers funded through Title I.

Title I has many statutory requirements regulating how money is dispersed to and used by schools.  These requirements include use of federal funds for increasing parent involvement in their child’s education, providing for educational needs of students considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act, and providing supplemental education services (tutoring) and school of choice options for students in schools not meeting standards.  Title I also requires schools to have highly qualified teachers.

More information on these topics can be found at the Colorado Department of Education website.

Title I, Part A in Poudre School District

Schools that qualify for Title I, Part A funding in Poudre School District are Bauder Elementary, Harris Bilingual, Irish Elementary, Laurel School of Arts and Technology, Linton, and Putnam School of Science. 

PSD creates yearly plans with schools for the funding that provides additional staff for reading and math intervention, materials, and after school/summer instruction.  These plans must be based on the needs of each school and informed by student achievement evidence.

PSD coordinates instructional coaches with a smaller portion of the Title I grant at some non-Title I schools based on needs determined by demographics and student achievement data.  The Instructional coaches are placed at schools with literacy and/or mathematics achievement gaps among students who are in the categories of students with disabilities, low socioeconomic status, or English Language Learners.

Parent Involvement in PSD Title I Schools

Research shows that students are more successful in school when their parents are involved in their education.  Poudre School District encourages parents to become involved on many levels.  The district and each Title I school have a Parent Involvement Policy in place that is reviewed each year. 

On the district level, the Community-Parent Advisory Council (C-PAC) provides parents the opportunity to take a leadership role.  The council meets two times per year to provide advice on matters related to parental involvement in programs supported by Title I and Title III (English Language Acquisition) funds.  Parents of students attending Title I schools who expressed interest on the annual fall Title I Parent Questionnaire receive invitations.  

Parents are also encouraged to become involved in their child’s school by joining committees, working in the classroom, attending conferences and events, and in many other ways.  For more information about volunteering in Poudre School District, see Parent Volunteering in PSD.

For more information contact:

Kim Lipker
Office Manager
490-3081 or E-mail kiml@psdschools.org

John McKay
Assistant Director of Student Services for English Language Acquisition and Federal Programs
490-3219 or E-mail jmckay@psdschools.org