In the Juniata County School District, Title I is a federally funded supplemental reading program. Literacy instruction is available to all students in grades K through 2 who demonstrate a need for extra intervention strategies. Candidates for the program are identified through assessments and teacher observations. The Title I teachers work closely with classroom teachers to identify what each student needs and develop appropriate interventions specific for that student.
The purpose of the program is to provide additional instruction and practice in all facets of the reading process. Parents are kept informed of their children’s progress through progress reports, assessment reports, and parent conferences. Parents are also informed about the Title I Program through parent workshops, take-home information, the district website, and planning meetings.
All parents of Title I students are invited to evaluate the Title I program, giving input into plans for the upcoming school year and how federal funds will be used in the district’s Title I and Title II projects. Parents are asked to review and assist in designing strategies for increasing parent involvement. Title I encourages parents to partner with teachers by volunteering in their child’s school and practicing reading with their children at home. Workshops, pamphlets or supportive materials will be offered throughout the year for parents to learn techniques on how to support their children in reading at home.