SES-Title 1

Brookline School District Title I Program

Title I is a compensatory program funded by an annual grant from the Federal government.  The program is designed to provide supplemental services to students who are educationally disadvantaged. Based on the demographics of a district, schools are allocated federal funds.  The information is based from the census data as well as the free and reduced lunch program for our district.

 The Brookline Schools offer supplemental educational services in mathematics through the Title I grant.  The instruction is intended to provide additional support to identified students while assuring they receive high quality, classroom instruction.

Title I funds are used to hire additional personnel and to purchase educational resources that will benefit the students to reach their individual goals.  The Title I program in Brookline is a targeted program.  Students are identified for participation through the use of specific criteria.  Instruction occurs in small groups.

Guidance for these programs is provided by a state coordinator.  The local programs are overseen by a school or SAU project manager who is responsible for developing the grant as well as its design, implementation, and instructional model.


Key Components of the Title I Program:

Supplementary – Services must be in addition to the instruction of the classroom teacher.

Coordination -  Supplementary instruction is coordinated with classroom instruction.  It is designed for reinforcement, reteaching, remediation, or pre-teaching.

Communication - Communication between paraprofessionals, teachers, and specialists

Parent Involvement - Parents receive quarterly progress reports and newsletters on their children with suggestions for helping their child at home, and are invited to school-based information activities.