Rincon Elementary is a Title I School
What is Title I?
Title I is the largest federally funded program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Through Title I, money is given 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 most in need of educational help. The focus of the Title I program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children.
Title I helps students, teachers, and parents!
Title I programs can help:
· Children do better in school and feel better about themselves
· Teachers understand the needs and concerns of students and parents
· Parents understand their child and be more involved in the child’s education
How Title I helps children
Title I schools work to:
· Identify students most in need of educational services
(students do not have to meet income standards to qualify)
· Set goals for improvement
· Measure student progress using standards set in the state’s Title I plan
· Develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction
· Involve parents in all aspects of the program
Ways Parents Can GET INVOLVED!
Become active in your Title I Program by doing the following:
· Learn more about the school, curriculum, special programs, Title I and your rights and responsibilities
· Teach your child in ways that ask what the teacher is doing
· Know Your Rights because knowledge is power
· Participate and Support your child academically at school and home
· Make Decisions about your child’s education and academic program· Keep in contact with your child’s teacher through telephone, e-mail, or face-to-faceconversations