Title 1

Title 1 Services in the Franklin Pierce Schools

What is Title 1?
Title 1, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students.  The goal of Title 1 is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state's challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.

What will Title 1 do for my child?
The Title 1 program will provide your student with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom.

Which Franklin Pierce schools does Title 1 serve?
The program serves students in our five secondary schools who have demonstrated that extra assistance is needed.  Title 1 also serves students who attend private schools.

How does our school receive Title 1 money?
First, the federal government provides funding to each state.  Then, each State Educational Agency sends money to its school districts.  How much money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending that school.  Finally, Title 1 schools:

  • Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school has chosen.  Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title 1 services.
  • Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students at their school.
  • Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title 1 program for each student.
  • Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.

What do Title 1 programs offer?
Title 1 programs generally offer:
  • Small group instructional interventions
  • Additional teachers and paraeducators
  • Opportunities for professional development for school staff
  • Extra time for teaching Title 1 students the skills they need
  • A variety of supplementary research-based teaching methods
  • An individualized program for students
  • Additional research-based teaching materials which supplement a student's regular instruction
How can Parents get involved?
Parents, you can influence the success of your student in school more than any teacher or federal program.  By becoming an active participant in the Title 1 parent involvement and at your school, you will:
  • Serve as a role model, showing your student that you support his/her education
  • Assure that you are aware of your student's educational progress; thereby demonstrating how important that progress is to you
  • Teach your student that your input at the school is appreciated and that you support its efforts

Parent Involvement Plan!
The Franklin Pierce School District is required to have a district Title 1 parent involvement plan.  Please contact Learning Support Services if you have any input or comments regarding the plan.

For more information regarding Title 1, Part A, please contact the Learning Support Services Department at 253-298-3048 or your middle or high school.

Title 1 - Parent Involvement Plan 2015-2016
Title 1 - Parent Right to Know
Title 1 - Parents - What is Title 1 Brochure
Title 1 - Citizen Complaint Against a School District or Other School Service Provider
Title 1 - Flyer
Title 1 - Parents Right To Be Informed