Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers of low-income students to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.
Title I schools with less than 40 percent low-income students offer a targeted assistance program in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the state's challenging academic achievement standards. Westlake Elementary and Dover Intermediate Schools receive Title I funding to operate targeted assistance programs.
Targeted assistance programs are supplemental Title I services provided to a select group of eligible children who are identified by schools (or districts) as failing or most at risk of failing to meet the state’s reading and mathematics standards. Children must be ranked and served from highest to lowest risk using multiple educationally related criteria. Schools are eligible to operate Title I programs if the school’s poverty is above the district-wide poverty average. Targeted assistance programs must offer supplemental services beyond what is offered in the required curriculum. Typical services include additional instruction or tutoring; professional development on Title I programs to administrators, teachers and parents; additional books and other supplies; additional equipment and increased parental involvement activities. (Source: Ohio Department of Education, Office of Federal Programs Resource Guide, September 2015)
Westlake Elementary Services: Reading Specialists provide supplemental instruction in small groups in Kindergarten (second semester) through Fourth grade. Supplemental instruction may focus on vocabulary acquisition, reading fluency, phonics or reading comprehension.
Dover Intermediate Services: Reading and Math Specialists provide supplemental instruction both in the classroom and in small groups. Supplemental instruction may focus on vocabulary acquisition, reading fluency, reading comprehension, math fluency, number sense and foundational skills.
Board Policies for Title I Programs
Westlake Elementary School Title I Staff:
Nicole Dulzer - DulzerN@wlake.org
Katelyn Martin - MartinK@wlake.org
Alicia Shepard - ShepardA@wlake.org
Erika Nunnari - NunnariE@wlake.org
Dover Intermediate School Title I Staff:
Samantha Lahoud - LahoudS@wlake.org
Jeff Short - Short@wlake.org