Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state. (Definition from US Dept of Ed)
The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement. (Definition from US Dept of Ed)
Thank you for your interest in how Federal Programs are being implemented to improve our school and ultimately, the success of our students. If you have any questions or ideas, or concerns, please feel free to contact: Dr. Jared Terry, Federal Programs Coordinator or Jennifer Wheeler-Loftin, Highlandville Elementary Principal
The Spokane School District recognizes that when schools work together with families to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. It is the school’s intent to establish a partnership that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional and academic growth of children.
Spokane School asks parents’ to be involved in the following ways:
The district will use the evaluation findings in designing strategies for school improvement and in revising parental involvement policies and procedures at district and building levels. If you are interested in serving on committees or teams please contact the school’s Federal Programs Director. The full Parental Involvement Policy is below.