Title I ProgramsPrint
What is Title I?
The Title I program is a federally funded program designed to ensure that all children have a fair and equitable opportunity to meet rigorous standards. Title I funds assists our schools in meeting that goal by providing funds for additional math support for students who struggle to meet identified standards. Allocation of Title I funds is based on the percent of students in each school who are eligible for free and reduced lunch.
The CCSU Title I Math Program
The schools of the Essex Junction School District are Title I eligible schools. The EJSD Title I program provides supplemental math services to identified students. Services can include direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring, classroom-based support, and extended day and extended year learning experiences, students in grades K-8 who are identified as needing additional math support work with highly qualified support teachers to make progress toward meeting identified standards.
Who is eligible for Title I services?
While funds are distributed based on poverty indicators, all students within a Title I school may be found eligible to receive services based on academic performance. Information gathered from state and local assessments, classroom performance, and teacher observations help to determine this level of need.
What are Title I Supplemental Services?
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires Title I schools who have been identified in our state school accountability system as Year 2 School Improvement to offer families additional Supplemental Educational Services (SES) outside the school day. Beginning Fall 2013 Essex Junction students grades 4-8 who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch may request such services.
All students grades 4-8 (attending Thomas Fleming or Albert D. Lawton School) AND who are eligible for the Free & Reduced Lunch program are eligible to receive SES:
- regardless of whether they are meeting school academic expectations or not
- regardless of whether a student is a member of a subgroup that did not make AYP
- regardless of whether the student is in a grade that takes the NECAP assessment
Where are the services provided?
Each year the Vermont Agency of Education publishes lists of approved SES Providers and establishes a maximum per pupil amount that families may access from the school’s Title I funds. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from their chosen providers. Click here to see Vermont’s Approved Providers of Supplemental Education Services for School Year 2012 – 2013.
How do I apply to access these services?
If you believe you are eligible to apply for these services, first speak with your classroom teacher about what kinds of services may make sense to support the individual needs of your child. Then review the list of providers. Finally, complete an application for SES and submit it to your school principal as early in the school year as possible and no later than Oct 1, 2013. If all SES funds are not used the district may open up a second application window for students who have not accessed their per pupil allocation between Jan 1 – Feb 1 2014.
Once an application is received the school district must establish a contract with the provider which may take some time so parents are encouraged to apply as early as possible in order to initiate services in a timely manner.
Your child must be eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch to apply for SES. To learn more about the Free & Reduced Lunch program please see our FRL website. If you believe you may be eligible please request an application from your school.
Coming soon – Essex Junction School District Application for Supplemental Services (Fall 2013 application).
- Title I Coordinator: Amy Cole, CCSU Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment.
- Title I teachers: Kaylie Bufano (Hiawatha); Jade Hazard (Fleming & Summit); Molly Snow (ADL)
Last updated: Feb 14, 2013 at 8:21 am