David Thornhill
Title I Coordinator


Title I is a federally-funded program.  The purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and State academic assessments.  Bellaire has a school-wide program,  ALL students are Title I students and are eligible for services through Title I.   Bellaire qualifies as a Title I school based on the percentage of students on free/reduced lunch, which was  46.5% for 2015 – 2016.  Our Title I funding is based on the number of students who are on free/reduced lunch. 

The intent of Title I is to use funds to supplement, not supplant; to provide extra services, instructional materials, etc., not core requirements. Bellaire’s Title I program provides funding for additional staff; one 12 month Grad Lab Coach, the College Center Counselor and two 11 month counselor.  Title I also funds after school tutoring, extended library hours, state test preparation materials as well as supplemental instructional classroom materials.   As Title I Coordinator I work with teachers and staff to provide interventions to those students who need additional help in passing the STAAR.  Parental Involvement is another big part of Title I.

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