State and Federal Programs
Georgine Bowman, Coordinator for State and Federal Programs
Angie Isgro, Homeless Liaison
Title I Programming
What is Title I? Title I is a federally funded program that is “intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments” (No Child Left Behind: U.S. Department of Education, 2003).
The focus of Title I is to promote significant improvements in schools and increase instruction time for students. This instructional time is in addition and is supplemental to the time the regular classroom teacher gives to each student. Pull-out as well as push-in class instruction is encouraged. Classes consist of a small group setting allowing more individual response time with immediate feedback.
Title I, Part A funds are distributed to school districts based on poverty data. Districts determine which eligible buildings are to participate based on federal requirements and local decisions. The purpose of this funding is to provide supplemental funding to economically disadvantaged districts and some of their eligible schools for improving educational outcomes for students.
View or download the Title I brochure from the file list below.
Schools with School-Wide Programs
Fairfield Central Elementary
Fairfield Compass Elementary
Fairfield East Elementary
Fairfield South Elementary
Fairfield West Elementary
Title I recognizes the importance of parental involvement to assure student success. Parents are encouraged to participate in teacher/parent workshops and open houses. These workshops include activities to help parents assist their children’s language development at home.
Each Title I school's Parent Involvement Policy and School/Parent Compact outlines how parents, teachers, and students will work together to improve student achievement. These are voluntary agreements between the home and school to define goals, expectations and responsibilities of schools and parents as partners in education. These compacts are sent home and reviewed every year.
View or download each Title I school's Parent Involvement Policy and School/Parent Compact from the file list below.
View or download the Parents Right to Know Annual Notification Letter from the file list below.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program was designed to make sure all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as children and youth who are not homeless.
View or download A Parent’s Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness from the file list below.