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Petersen Elementary School

Building a path to success

Title I Program

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Purpose of Title I, Part A

 

The purpose of Title I, Part A 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. A school is eligible to receive Title I, Part A, funds when the percentage of low-income children residing within a school's attendance area is equal to or greater than the average districtwide percentage. Funds are allocated to eligible schools served by multiplying a per-pupil cost by the number of low-income students enrolled. The instructional program on most campuses is designed and implemented on a "schoolwide" basis where all students enrolled are eligible for Title I services.

 

"Targeted assistance" campuses may support eligible children only.

 


Highly Qualified Professionals


Any core academic subject area teacher who is the teacher of record and provides direct instruction to students in any of the core academic subject areas must meet the highly qualified teacher requirements as defined by NCLB. The core academic subjects include: English, mathematics, reading or language arts, foreign languages, economics, history, science, civics and government, geography, and arts (including theater, dance, music, and art). In addition, a paraprofessional who provides instructional support in a program supported by Title I, Part A funds must also meet the highly qualified requirements set forth in statute.


 

 
 
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