Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act is the largest federal program in K-12 education. The primary objective of Title I is to assist local education agencies in providing supplemental instructional services for students. To receive Title I funds, states and districts must establish academic standards, a system of assessments, teacher quality requirements, and continual improvement plans.
Title 1 Coordinator for GMSD: Margaret Boyd (Margaret.Boyd@gmsdk12.org)
Primary Job Responsibilities: Help schools with Title I planning, budgeting and required federal and state paperwork.
Title 1 Contact for Riverdale Elementary: Karen Barbieri (Karen.Barbieri@gmsdk12.org)
Primary Job Responsiblities: Act as a Title 1 liaison with Dr. Boyd, facilitate purchase requests for RES, distribute and complete Title 1 paperwork for RES.
Based on a school’s Needs Assessment and School Plan, Title I funds will provide your child with supplemental educational assistance for a well-rounded education. Title I programs generally offer:
- Academic coaches
- Professional development for school staff
- A variety of evidenced based supplementary teaching programs and methods
- Additional supplemental teaching materials and technology
- Opportunities for parental involvement
Parents can look forward to opportunities to participate in developing a School-Parent Compact, Parent and Family Engagement Policy, and input on the School Wide Plan.