Title I Program Overview
Title I Mission: To prepare students for success in the classroom and for lifelong success in education.
Title I is a federal grant program designed to provide educational assistance in the areas of reading and math to schools with large percentages of disadvantaged students. The overall goal of the program is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significat opportunity to obtain a high quality education.
Floyd County has four schoolwide elementary Title I schools, making all students in kindergarten through grade 7 eligible for Title I services at these schools. Federal funds received through Title I are used to provide reading specialists, division math and reading coaches, teaching materials and resources, professional training, and parental involvement activities and events.
Each schoolwide elementary school develops a Schoolwide Plan that includes a comprehensive needs assessment with school wide reform strategies. Once students are found eligible for reading services, parents will be notified. Supplemental services are delivered by highly qualified reading specialists in a small group or one-on-one setting. Support for reading and math instruction is provided by our division specialists through coaching, co-teaching, modeling, and providing professional development opportunities.
As required by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act, NCLB schools are required to notify parents of Title I schools of their "right to know" about teacher qualifications. This means parents may request and receive information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) from the school division. Title I schools must inform parents if their child is assigned a teacher for four or more consecutive weeks who is not highly qualified.