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 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 School District has 6 schools that provide Targeted Title I Services: Bonney Lake Elementary, Daffodil Valley Elementary, Liberty Ridge Elementary, Maple Lawn Elementary, Sumner Middle School, and Mountain View Middle School. In a targeted assistance program, school leaders analyze the building’s achievement scores and prioritize those students in greatest need.

    In addition, two more elementary schools provide Schoolwide Title I support: Daffodil Valley Elementary and Liberty Ridge Elementary. 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. Both schools focus on in-classroom support for ELA and Math interventions, along with intensive auxiliary support for students with significant need.

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