What is Title I?
Title I, part A, provides supplemental federal funds from the Department of Education to schools to ensure that all students have fair, equal, and significant opportunities to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency in challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. The program is governed by statuary and regulatory requirements of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Joseph Ferderbar Elementary School is a Schoolwide Title I school. As such, our Title I funds and services can provide comprehensive strategies for improving the entire school so that every student achieves high levels of academic proficiency.
Schoolwide Title I Program
- All students may participate in Title I funded initiatives.
Maximizes flexibility in using federal funds
Serves as a vehicle for whole-school reform with the focus on improving the achievement of lowest- achieving students.
Addresses student needs through a schoolwide plan based on a comprehensive needs assessment
How Parents are Involved
Parents are notified about Title I services and encouraged to participate in school activities/meetings. Families may participate in informational meetings and learning opportunities throughout the school year. Parents are provided with information via newsletters, emails, conferences, school webpages, meetings,social media, and workshops. Additionally, parents provide us with feedback on how we can improve our communications, program, and parent and family engagement, as well as a myriad of other topics to meet the needs of Joseph Ferderbar's parents, students and the school community.