Title 1 Educational Services
Title I, Part A is a federal program created by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Through Title I the federal government provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. To help these students meet the state’s rigorous educational standards, Title I programs provide students with extra instructional services and activities.
The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Title I programs offer:
- Small group instruction and/or special instructional spaces
- Additional teachers and para-educators
- Opportunities for professional development for school staff
- Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need
- A variety of supplementary teaching methods
- An individualized program for students
- Additional teaching materials, which supplement a student’s regular instruction
Sumner-Bonney Lake School District has 2 schools that provide Targeted Title I Services: Emerald Hills Elementary and Crestwood Elementary. In a targeted assistance program, school leaders analyze the building’s achievement scores and prioritize those students in greatest need to provide supplemental services in both literacy and mathematics.
In addition, three more schools provide Schoolwide Title I support: Daffodil Valley Elementary, Liberty Ridge Elementary and Sumner Middle School. In a Schoolwide program, Title I funds may be used to increase the academic achievement of all students in the school. Services are determined by each school’s detailed schoolwide plan. Schools focus on in-classroom support for Literacy and Math interventions, along with intensive auxiliary support for students with significant need.