Title l Mission Statement
The mission of Title 1 in the Oak Ridge Schools is to provide opportunities for all students to meet challenging content and academic standards.
Title l Definition
Title 1 is a federal aid program that provides funds to school districts and schools with high percentages of low-income families.
Title l Eligibility
Title 1 eligibility is based primarily on census poverty estimates. Currently, Oak Ridge Preschool and the four elementary schools receive Title l funds.
Title l Implementation
- Schoolwide Program (SWP): The Schoolwide program allows all students to be eligible for additional academic support. The Title l funds are used to upgrade the entire school’s educational program so that the overall education of ALL children who attend the school can be improved.
Participating schools in the SWP:
- Glenwood Elementary
- Linden Elementary
- Willow Brook Elementary
- Woodland Elementary
- Oak Ridge Preschool
Title l Funding Distribution
- Additional teachers and support staff
- Additional varieties of teaching methods and materials
- Smaller class sizes
- Intercession teachers and bus transportation
- Additional training for staff
- Promoting parent education and involvement activities
Title l Parent Rights
Under Title l guidelines, parents have the right to the following information:
- Know the professional qualifications of his/her child’s teacher, including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in their respective area of instruction.
- The school improvement status of the school.
- Know the level of achievement of their child in each area of the state assessment.
- Be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in their school.
Title l Shared Responsibilities
Parent Involvement is an important component of Title l. Research has consistently shown that parents can influence their child’s education and success in school. We encourage you to be actively involved in your child’s education. For more information on Parent involvement please refer to the Title l Family Engagement page.
How Can Parents Help?
- Make sure your child attends school each day.
- Support your school’s extracurricular activities.
- Join your school’s PTO.
- Volunteer at your child’s school.
- Attend parent/teacher conferences.
- Communicating with your child’s teacher regularly by phone or email.
- Keep your child’s teacher informed about events that may effect your child’s success at school.
Annual Title l Parent Meetings
Each Title l school has an annual Title l meeting. These meetings are held at the beginning of each school year. This meeting will provide you with an opportunity to learn about our Title l program, as well as policies, procedures, and curriculum that your child will be required to follow and study.
Title l Parent Compacts
The Oak Ridge School District believes that a school, home, and community partnership is essential to the success of all children. Parental involvement is key to a positive school experience. Each Title l school creates a family-school compact which outlines how parents, students, and staff will work together to share responsibility for creating a safe and welcoming campus and improving student academic achievement.
Title l Staff
Dr. Kelly Williams