What is a Title I School?
Title I is a federal program of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 that supports programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning of children from low-income families. The U.S. Department of Education provides Title I funds to states to give to school districts based on the number of children from low-income families in each district. In addition, Title I schools are required to employ highly qualified teachers in core academic subjects.
How does Title I apply to Myrtle Point School District?
Only one school in the Myrtle Point School District is designated as a Title I School. Myrtle Crest Elementary receives additional funding for programs and services designed to improve learning opportunities for eligible students to include funds to employ highly qualified teachers.
Myrtle Crest Elementary School operates a Schoolwide Program, which is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in Title I schools with more than 40 percent poverty. Myrtle Crest Elementary School used to be a Targeted Assistance School Program, designed to meets needs of "targeted" students who have the greatest needs of academic support, but they are now under a Schoolwide Program.
How can I help my child?
If you cannot use online resouces, read with them daily and practice using money every time you shop. If you have on-line access, there are Education Improvement Resources and Educational Games you can use that could capture your child's attention.
Who do I contact about how Title I affects my child?