Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEA’s) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low income families, in order to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards. Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all eligible children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education and to reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.
Title I programs utilize highly qualified staff who implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and which are supported by organized and effective parental involvement.
District 834 has elected to serve its qualified elementary schools with Title I. Four of our nine elementary schools receive Title I funds and deliver services through a Targeted Assistance Program. The amount of funding is based on the number of students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch.
Title I Targeted Assistance Programs
Targeted Assistance schools provide additional instruction and interventions for students most at risk of not meeting state standards in math and reading. This instruction may take place during the school day, before school, or after school. Title I staff, along with classroom teachers, administer district grade level assessments to determine students eligibility. If your child qualifies, you will be contacted by building staff. Students do not have to participate in the free and reduced lunch program to qualify for services.
District 834 Targeted Assistance Title I Schools
Afton Lakeland Elementary School
Lake Elmo Elementary School
Lily Lake Elementary School
Oak Park Elementary School
NonPublic Schools and Title I
Eligible students in nonpublic schools in District 834's boundaries are also eligible for Title I services from the district.