TITLE I PROGRAM OVERVIEW - FEDERAL FUNDS ARE USED TO SUPPORT STUDENT LEARNING
Title I requires that funds be used to enable teachers to become highly qualified, for professional development for schools and districts in improvement status, parental involvement, and nonpublic school services. Title I is a section of federal education law that provides financial assistance to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I began with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District schools are currently Title I Schoolwide schools. This means that each building qualifies to permit all teachers in the building to deliver Title I services and permits more flexible funding for those students who are at risk for not meeting benchmarks in reading and math due to the high percentage of students who are economically disadvantaged. All Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools are then required to annually review and update their strategic Schoolwide and Parent Involvement Plan, which is included on the district’s Consolidated Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP).
Allowable Schoolwide use of funds include (but are not limited to):
costs for employee salaries and benefits
instructional supplies and materials
equipment, travel and conference costs
refreshments for parent meetings and trainings
TITLE I- ASSURANCES FOR PARENTS
Parents whose students are receiving direct service through Title I programs will be notified by the teacher and building principal. Parents are invited to participate in each building’s parent involvement programs, which are coordinated by teachers and building administrators. For more information, contact your child’s school.
All parents of students in Title I buildings have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the students’ classroom teachers including the following:
Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject area taught;
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which Ohio qualifications or licensing criteria are waived;
The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field or discipline;
Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT)
Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District’s instructional staff is 100% highly qualified.
All students are taught by professionals who have met Ohio’s requirements for credentialing and licensing. However, if that would change, the district would provide the following timely notifications to parents of students that the child has been assigned to be taught, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.
We invite questions, comments and assistance when working with any program in the school. If you have any concerns regarding funding from the Division of Federal Assistance, please contact Mr. Seth Corder, Federal Programs Coordinator, at 740-498-4151.