The Madison School District receives a Title I grant annually from the Federal government as part of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015). The purpose of these funds is to ensure that all children in selected schools have a fair and equal opportunity to succeed and meet the state’s challenging academic standards. School eligibility is based on the number of free and reduced lunches served and census data.
Madison Elementary School is a Title I schoolwide program that serves all children. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall schoolwide program. The purpose is to generate high levels of academic achievement in core subject areas for all students, especially those students most in need. This purpose is achieved through:
Highly qualified teachers
Comprehensive reform strategies and methods that are based on the use of scientifically based research
Strategies and methods to improve teacher quality and professional development
Consolidated use of funds
The Title I program also supports children in grades K-12 who are homeless or in transition. Each district is required to appoint a Homeless Education Liaison, MES school counselor, to ensure that the educational needs of homeless children are supported. Title I funds include a set-aside amount of money to provide supplies and services as needed.
The Homeless Liaison is in communication with the Director of Student Services, school nurse, and administration to help identify families in transition and migrant students. The Director of Student Services’ office monitors students in foster care. The District is committed to ensuring the same quality educational services for homeless, foster and migrant students by ensuring immediate enrollment and determining transportation needs. Please see the links to the District’s policies below.
There are Title I funds set aside for parent engagement nights. We host at least one family engagement event each school year e.g. Open House, parent-teacher conferences, PTO Make and Take event, etc. We desire your input in planning future events.
In addition, this website has information that is important for all Title I parents. Please take a minute to read the Title I Parents' Rights, the Parent Involvement Policy, the School Parent Compact, Title I Complaint policy and the Schoolwide Plans. We are always looking for input from parents, our dedicated partners in your children’s education.
If you have specific questions about the Title I program, please contact: Heather Woodward, Project Manager