Title I

Title I is a federally funded program developed to meet the academic needs of all students.  

The Title I Teachers and Staff work diligently to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.

1. What is a Schoolwide Title I Program?
Schools with at least 40% low income families can develop a School-Wide Title I Plan.  This plan offers special programs and services to address the needs of struggling students.   Frequent progress monitoring and assessment data is used to make instructional decisions. High quality instruction and interventions that use proven and appropriate methods and materials are implemented.  The plan is revised and evaluated each year with input from building parents, teachers and administrators.  Franklin Area School District implemented a School-Wide Title I program during the 2013-2014 school year.
2.  When and where does instruction take place?
Title I students receive in-class assistance or intensive small group, pull-out instruction from a highly qualified reading specialist during the regular school day.  Struggling readers are given more time for intensive instruction in order to close the achievement gap.  
3.  What are reading interventions?
Reading interventions are proven and appropriate programs and methods designed to address the needs of struggling readers.  The goal of an intervention is to stop reading failure so that grade level skills can be mastered.  This is accomplished by direct and explicit instruction in addition to the regular classroom reading program. 
4.  What is the Title I PAC Meeting?
Parent involvement is important for student achievement and the success of Title I programs.  All parents are invited to attend the Title I Parent Advisory Council meetings.  Reminders are listed on the district calendar and in the Title I newsletters.  Dates and times rotate to accommodate all parents. At the PAC meeting, parents are given the opportunity to:
Determine Title I Program Goals
Plan, Implement and Evaluate Title I Programs
Revise the Parent Involvement Policy and Compact
Attend Parent Involvement Conferences

5.  What is a Parent Involvement Policy?
Each building in Franklin Area School District has a Parent Involvement Policy Checklist.  The district policy sets the expectation and establishes the framework for parent involvement at each building. A school level policy explains how each school will involve parents in their child's education.  The policy is available at each building, distributed to parents, the community and can be found on the district website. The Parent Involvement Policy was developed with input from parents.  It is reviewed and updated annually.
6.  What is a Home-School Compact?
The Home-School compact states the goals and responsibilities of both the parent and school which are necessary in order to provide a quality education.  Each school in the district has a Home-School compact that is distributed to parents.  The Home-School Compact was developed with input from parents. It is reviewed and updated annually.