Title I

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WHAT IS TITLE I?

 

Title I funds are provided to eligible districts and schools to provide supplementary educational help to students. Title I staff members are paid through a federal grant and provide small group academic help to students, in addition to core instruction from the classroom teacher. 

The State of New Hampshire has presented challenging academic standards for each grade level, and all students should work toward meeting these high standards. In our SAU29 schools we provide additional Title 1 support during the elementary years, when children must gain a solid foundation in reading, writing, and math for future academic success.

 

Children in our "targeted assistance" schools receive Title I supplemental support based on a variety of eligibility information, including assessments, classroom teacher recommendation, and a child's ability to benefit from a small group learning situation.

 

Children in our two "school wide" Title I schools, Franklin and Wheelock, may receive Title I supplemental, based on data, in a small group setting; yet all children may receive services in these schools on a very flexible basis.

 

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "TARGETED ASSISTANCE" AND "SCHOOL WIDE"

 

All schools receiving federal Title I funds must use those funds to help children to meet challenging state standards through instruction that is SUPPLEMENTAL to the core. All Title I schools seek to include parents/guardians in conversations about their child's education. The difference between the two models is more about WHO may be served, not about HOW services are provided.

 

Most of the schools in SAU29 are targeted assistance Title I schools, inclusive of Fuller, Jonathan Daniels, Symonds, Chesterfield, Harrisville, Nelson, Marlow, and Westmoreland. Franklin and Wheelock are school-wide schools, having met a 40% low income threshold as schools, and having submitted and received approval for a comprehensive Title I school wide plan.


TITLE I AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT

You are your child's first and most important teacher!

 

Research has unquestionably proven the point that when parents are involved in their child's education, students demonstrate better academic achievement, school attendance and greater self-esteem.

 

How can you get involved?


  • Talk to your child's classroom teacher. If you have questions about your child's progress, the classroom teacher is your first and best resource. If you would like to know more about the when and what of your child's supplemental Title I instruction, certainly contact your child's Title I educator.

  • Find out about what your child is learning to meet grade-level standards. Ask about "I Can" statements for your child's grade level.

  • Talk to your child about school, and made space and time for homework.

  • Attend a Title I parent event, to learn more about your school's Title I program, about at-home activities to benefit your child, and to provide your thoughts about how Title I grant funds should be used to best support our students.

Please click on the links below for important information and copies of our policy and compacts.  

Parent/Guardian Involvement Policy
Student/Teacher/Guardian K-3 Compact
Student/Teacher/Guardian 4-6 Compact

March Title I Night:  Social Thinking

On Monday, March 7th, Title I educators, in collaboration with Project Edventure, hosted an evening about Social Thinking and how using Social Thinking techniques during the school can assist students in accessing their learning environment and support their academic, social and emotional growth.  Guidance Counselor, Becky Kohler, shared a powerpoint about Social Thinking.  Please click on the button below to see the powerpoint.

 


Parent's Right To Know

Parents’ Right to Know The “No Child Left Behind” law includes a section concerning “Parents’ Right to Know.” This part of the law covers information that schools need to share with parents.


The following notes explain the rights of parents of Harrisville-Wells Memorial School students:

 

Parents can request information regarding the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers concerning:

  • Whether or not the teacher meets state certification for grade levels and subject areas taught.
  • Whether or not the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional certification.
  • The degree major of the teacher and other graduate degrees.

Parents can request information as to whether their child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so, their qualifications.

  • Schools shall provide information on the child’s achievement on state assessments.
  • Timely notice shall be given when a child has been assigned to, or has been taught for four consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.

Please feel free to contact the school if you have any further questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

How does my child qualify for Title I? 

Students who are struggling in Reading, Writing, and Math are referred to Title I based on their NWEA assessment results in targeted areas and/or DIBELS scores.  (DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills). Parental permission is needed for entry into the program. Parents are informed of their children’s progress and are encouraged to participate in the learning process. 
Will my child always be in the program? 
No. Title I teachers work closely with the classroom teachers to monitor student progress. When a student’s reading or math achievement reaches his or her appropriate learning targets, the student is discharged from the program. The student’s continued progress is then closely monitored. 
How does Title I benefit my child? 
Title I teachers provide more intensive additional instruction to students who need it, through small group and individual instruction. The Title I program has many supplemental supplies and resources for Title I students to use. When Title I students experience success in the program, their self-esteem and motivation increase as well.