What Is Title I?
Title I is the largest federal grant program used to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high quality education. Title I is a part of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act that was passed in 1965. This grant provides extra academic support and learning opportunities for children who are most at-risk of failing state and local standards.
How Does Title I Help My School?
Title I funds are supplemental funds that provide additional instruction time and resources for students what are not meeting grade-level academic benchmarks. Title I funds may also be used for professional development, teacher training, and parental involvement activities.
What Types of Services are Provided?
Services are determined by the school district and Title I schools, and are in addition to what is already being provided. The Title I programming must be supported by scientifically or evidence-based research. Noblesville Schools' Title I program focused on literacy in grades K-3.
Title I School Notification of Parents Right to Know
Dear Parents and Guardians:
In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Section 1111(h)(6), this is a notification from Noblesville Schools to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your student's classroom teachers. This information regarding the professional qualifications of your student's classroom teachers shall include the following:
- If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
- If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which Indiana qualifications and licensing criteria are waived;
- The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and
- Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jennifer Wheat Townsend, Executive Director of Learning at 317-773-3171.