Title One is a federally-funded program that helps provide additional
academic support to identified students.
The amount of Title One funding awarded to a school is determined by a financial formula which includes the number of students at the school recieving free/reduced lunch. (Therefore, it is so important families who might qualify apply for the lunch program... It helps bring in funding that benefits the entire school). This year, the Sweetsir School received enough funding to provide Title One support for grades k-2 in both reading and mathematics.
Students are selected for Title One services based upon the following criteria:
- Benchmark assessments in mathematics
- Beginning of the year reading assessments (includes DIBELS and Fountas & Pinnell Reading Levels)
- End-of-year report card grades
- Classroom teacher input
- Parent input
Parents receive written notification if their child is selected for the Title One program. If parents agree to have their child receive services, the student meets with a Title One teacher for 30-40 minutes of individual or small group instruction 2-4 times per week. These sessions focus on strengthening basic skills, concepts and writing within the math or reading content area.
Title One Staff Members:
Joanna Kotowski, Title One Coordinator & Reading Teacher
Emily Marsh, Reading Teacher
Margaret Grimes, Math Teacher