Title I is a federally-funded program and part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of the legislation is to provide additional opportunities for children to meet grade-level expectations outlined in the Minnesota Academic Standards.
In Title I schools, 40 percent or more of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Each Title I school is required to write annual goals to address its specific needs. While Title I resources benefit all students in the school, the students most in need of educational support are provided with additional services.
The Title I program creates learning opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to meet state standards in reading and math.
- To provide support to students in meeting state standards in reading and math
- To supplement classroom reading and math instruction
- To involve families in their students’ education in as many ways as possible
How are the funds used?
- Additional support staff
- Resources and materials
- Family engagement events
- Training for staff
- Forest Elementary
- Lakeview Elementary
- Meadow Lake Elementary
- Neill Elementary
- Noble Elementary
- Northport Elementary
- Sonnesyn Elementary
- Sacred Heart Catholic School
- St. Raphael Catholic School
Parent Right to Know
Under ESSA, families with a student attending a Title I school have the right to request information about the professional qualifications of their students’ classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.
Families who would like to receive this information should write to the Human Resource Department, Attn: ESSA Teacher Qualifications, Robbinsdale Area Schools, 4148 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55427. Families have the right to ask for the following information about each of their student’s teachers:
- 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 the teacher holds proper certification for the subjects or content they are teaching
- Whether the child receives services from paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.