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What is Title I?

Title I is part of a federal education act called The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This act has been in existence since 1965 and is “re-authorized”, by Congress, every six years. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is the 2001 version of ESEA.

The legislation is a lengthy document of over 1100 pages covering a number of areas important to education and teachers, including:

• Title I – Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged

Title I is the largest federal aid program for elementary, middle and high schools. Through Title I, the federal government gives money to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services for children who are behind in school.

Title I—Three Important Ideas

1. All students should work toward the same high standards.

2. Local districts, schools and parents know best what their students/children need to succeed.

3. Parents are partners in helping all students achieve.

Mount Union Area School District Title I Services

The Title I program in the Mount Union Area School District concentrates on children in Kindergarten through third grades. The district's administration and Title I team believe that early interventions and help with reading is a big key to having successful readers.

The teacher uses a “push in” and “pull out” combination to deliver services.

“Push in” --the Title I teacher assistant goes into the classroom with the classroom teacher and work with the students in their classroom environment.

“Pull out” –the Title I teacher takes the identified Title I students out of the classroom for more one-to-one instruction.

How are students chosen for Title I Services?

Every child in grades Kindergarten through third grades is given a variety of reading screenings. Depending on your child's performance on the screening, the Title I teacher, classroom teacher, and parents will make a decision about putting a child into the Title I program. 

The parent will be contacted about this decision.