Title 1

WHAT IS TITLE I?

Title I is a federally funded program meant to provide resources to schools to ensure that all students have a fair, equitable, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and close educational achievement gaps. Funds are based on census poverty rates from ages 5 through 17; eligibility is based on state statutory formulas. Title I programs work to address the needs of Colorado's lowest performing students and those at risk for not meeting end of year grade level expectations.

Skyway operates a "Schoolwide" program because of our high numbers of at-risk students and a poverty rate above 40%. We can implement a schoolwide program to our entire school, not just for those students considered "at-risk".

 

HOW DOES SKYWAY SPEND THEIR TITLE I ALLOCATION?

Every summer the building principal collaborates with district-level administrators on student needs, based on achievement data. District Title I funds are shared between Skyway Elementary and Vanguard Charter School, based on free/reduced lunch rates. Our current allocation is spent on 2 full-time Interventionist positions, parent involvement activities, student literacy and mathematics resources, and Leader In Me teacher training.

WHAT CAN A TITLE I SCHOOL DO FOR PARENTS? STUDENTS? OUR COMMUNITY?

Title I schools are required to include a parent engagement component to their school improvement plan. Each year, parents are invited to attend a "Title I Meet & Greet" to meet our teaching staff and learn about the strategies that are most effective when working with students on math and literacy skills. Ongoing communication is sent home with students, highlighting strategies to strengthen home-school connections.  Continuous school improvement efforts require a Title I school to not only play a positive role in students' lives, and to strengthen community connections as well.  

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