What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded education program that works to give all children a chance to learn and achieve at a proficient level. Its purpose is to prevent failure by ensuring that children are successful in school. Sometimes, children who have trouble reading, are reading below grade level, have trouble comprehending what they read or have difficulty with math as measured by the Ohio State Standards participate in the Title I programs. Students may receive assistance through the Title I programs in areas such as working with additional teachers or assistants in small groups or one on one, high quality education provided by teachers and assistants who have participated in high quality professional development, lessons that are provided by a variety of instructional materials and strategies, or smaller classes. The Princeton City School District also provides extended learning opportunities in our after school tutoring programs throughout the school year.
The elementary schools (grades kindergarten through 5) within the Princeton City School district have been designated as a school wide Title I program. A school wide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program within a Title I school. Its primary focus and goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are performing below benchmarks and are considered “at risk,” increase their achievement skills in order to be proficient or meet the state academic achievement standards. All students, including students with special education services or English Language services, are eligible to participate in the school wide Title I program. There is a comprehensive plan for school improvement for each building. The comprehensive plan as well as the school wide programs in each of Princeton’s elementary buildings maximizes the impact of Title I as well as student achievement.
Title I school wide programs may exist when at least 40% of the students in the school, or residing in the attendance area served by the school, are from low-income families. (Section 1114 (a) (1) of Title I of ESEA). All Princeton elementary schools meet the requirements of a school wide Title I program.
Each year, our parent, teacher, and student compact is sent home and asked to be returned to the school with a parent signature. If you have any questions, please contact Tonya West Wright at 513.864.1060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highly Qualified Teacher
All veteran teachers of core academic subjects should have met the highly qualified teacher (HQT) requirement by the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year. All newly hired core academic teachers and instructional paraprofessionals should be highly qualified upon employment.
Core academic subjects, as defined in Section 9101, include English, language arts, reading, science, mathematics, arts (includes music, visual arts, dance and drama), foreign language, government and civics, history, economics and geography.
100% of core academic teachers at Princeton City Schools have met the HQT requirements.