What is Title I?
Title I is a 100% Federally funded supplemental education program. Financial assistance is provided to local education agencies (LEA) to improve educational opportunities for students. The purpose of the Title I program is to help students meet the state content and performance standards in reading, language arts, and mathematics. More information regarding Title I can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Education Title I website.
O’Block Elementary School Wide Program
A school-wide program is awarded to schools with 40% or more of the building population qualifying in a poverty socioeconomic status. A school-wide program is designed to improve the entire building.
As a schoolwide program at O’Block, we utilize Title I funds to serve all of our students and ensure they are achieving high academic standards. In addition to our goal of academic achievement, we will provide a consistent and supportive environment addressing the needs of the whole child in response to the many changes and challenges of the past few years. We want to provide all O’Block Elementary students with opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, high-quality well-rounded education by utilizing the resources provided through Title I in a comprehensive, flexible, and effective manner.
A Schoolwide program also allows our Title I students to not be singled out. Developing and implementing a schoolwide plan will assist us in redesigning the school and its services by bringing parents, the community, and the school together to improve our building. We will be able to meet our student's needs more effectively through staff flexibility and the integration of federal program services such as our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), research-based early literacy programs, and intensive instructional services delivered by two reading specialists.
Pivik Elementary Targeted Assistance Program
A targeted assistance program is awarded to schools with less than 40% of the building population qualifying in a poverty socioeconomic status. These programs are designed to help specific students.
As a targeted assistance program, Pivik utilizes Title I funds to provide services to a select group of students. To meet the state’s challenging content and student performance standards, those identified as failing or at risk of failing receive services funded through Title I. The program requires that the support provided to students is delivered by highly qualified teachers, utilize effective methods and instructional strategies that are research-based, and coordinate with the regular education program. Like O’Block, we will be able to meet our student's needs more effectively through staff flexibility and the integration of federal program services such as our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), research-based early literacy programs, and intensive instructional services delivered by reading specialists.