Title 1

Parents,
These are documents and statements that pertain to the Federal Title I Program and its application at Discovery Elementary. If you have any questions about any of the following information, please feel free to give us a call.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Bushnell, Principal

Discovery Elementary Title I School Program Summary 2020-2021
What is Title I?  
Title I is a federal program that provides funding for some public schools. The number of students in a school receiving free and reduced lunch is used to determine which schools received Title I funds.  Currently there are 5 elementary schools in Box Elder School District that receive this assistance.  This funding is in addition to the regular funds provided to all public schools.
How Much Funding Did We Receive?
$8,667 To Be Used For Professional Development.
$64,107 In The Restricted Personnel Budget
$19,417 Is Discretionary Funds
$1,750 For Parental Engagement
What Does It Pay For?
The restricted personnel budget is earmarked for a specific purpose.  It pays for the salary and benefits of  5 employees:

  • Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher

  • Full-Day Kindergarten Aide

  • Instructional Paras

The Parent Engagement Funds will be used for: 

  • Food and prizes for Math and Literacy Nights

  • Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler

  • Treats for Back to School Night

The Professional Development Portion Of The Budget Is Being Used For The Following:

  • HMH Mathematics Professional Development

The Discretionary Budget Is Being Used To Pay The Wages Of The Following Instructional Para Positions:

  • Instructional paras: work with students in small groups.  

Other Items:

  • Instructional technology: including Chromebook carts.

  • Other miscellaneous instructional supplies.

What is the purpose of Title I?   Title I is meant to give qualifying schools extra help/additional resources so that their students will learn and achieve more.
Are there special requirements of the school?
   Only research based teaching methods are used in title 1 schools.  Title I schools and their school districts are held accountable for the use of the Title I money.  Audits are conducted regularly and regular reports are made. All teachers at a Title I School must be Highly Qualified (HQ).  This means they have a degree in teaching, a teaching license and they must also pass a rigorous test.  Paraprofessionals or aides employed at a Title I school are also required to be Highly Qualified.  To be HQ they must have at least two year of college or a rigorous test in the area in which they intend to work.

Parents' Bill Of Rights
Dear Parent Or Guardian:
Our district is required to inform you of certain information that you, according to the No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), have the right to know, upon your request, our district is required to provide to you in a timely manner, The following information:

  • Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

  • What baccalaureate degree major the teacher has and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification.

  • In addition to the information that parents may request, districts must provide to each individual parent.

  • Information on the achievement level of the parent’s child in each of the state academic assessments as required under this part; and

  • Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by,  a teacher who is not Highly Qualified.

All teachers at Discovery Elementary School are Highly Qualified. All instructional aides employed at Discovery are also Highly Qualified.
What Is Title I?

Title I Is A Federal Education Program Under The No Child Left Behind Act Of 2001.
Title I Includes Four Major Parts:

  • Part A: Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged

  • Part B: Even Start Family Literacy

  • Part C: Migrant Education

  • Part D: Services For Neglected Or Delinquent Children & Youth​

What Are The Goals Of Title I?

  • Help students to achieve academic success in reading/language arts and mathematics;

  • Increase student performance in high poverty schools through school-wide reform;

  • Build teacher capacity through quality professional development;

  • Enhance parents' abilities to help their children succeed through quality parental involvement activities.


​Parents of children that attend a Title One school have the right to request the credentials for their child’s teacher.  If you would like this information, please contact the principal at your child’s school.