Title I is the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education. Title I targets districts and schools where the needs are the greatest. It is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic assessments. Title I provides the flexible funding that may be used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, extended time programs, and other strategies for raising students achievement in high-poverty schools.
Title I, Part A, provides grants to school districts, which then allocates most of these funds to individual Title I schools based on the number of low income children. Title I funds are most commonly used for instruction in reading and mathematics.
High-poverty schools (those with 40% or more students from low-income families) are eligible to adopt schoolwide programs to raise the achievement of low achieving students by improving instruction throughout the entire school, thus using Title I to serve all children.
All Claremore Public Schools are Title I Schoolwide sites.
Parental involvement means participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities ensuring:
As a parent of a student at Claremore Public Schools, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers. The school district is required to provide this information in a timely manner, if asked. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
For more information about Title I Programs, please contact:
Kathy Johnson, Assistant Superintendent
Claremore Public Schools
Director of Federal Programs