Title I Program Overview
Title I is a federally funded program that provides
additional academic support for students performing below grade level in the
areas of reading and math. Funding for this program is tied directly
to socioeconomic indicators of school communities. Based on current district
demographic information, Eagle Creek, Jackson, Red Oak, and Sweeney qualify for
and participate in this program. Additionally, the non-public school, SACS,
receives Title services through Shakopee Area Public Schools as outlined in
Title I services supplement the district’s regular
educational programming and is intended to provide services for students
identified as needing assistance in meeting grade level standards.
Title I schools work to identify students who need additional
educational support, set goals, and measure student progress.
Our programs in Shakopee utilize highly qualified staff who
implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research.
How are students identified for Title I?
Although funding for
Title I is related to the number of students who receive free or reduced
price lunch, participation in the program has nothing to do with economic
status. Students are selected to receive Title I services based on a
number of qualifying criteria, including standardized tests, district
assessments, classroom assessments, and teacher recommendation.
District Title I Parent Involvement Plan
The Title I Parental
Involvement Plan is designed to meet state and federal guidelines for parent
involvement in Title I services. Parents are notified by the classroom
teacher when their child qualifies for Title I support.
Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s strengths and needs with the
Title I teacher.
- Parent Notification Letter
- Parent/Teacher/Student Compact
- Parent's Right to Know