• How does Title I support students?
      Title I Schools set annual goals for school improvement, measure student progress using Missouri State Standards, and provide programs and services beyond what the district usually provides. Such as:

        • Providing supplemental academic programs and resources
        • Providing additional supports during the school day
        • Providing technology for 
        • Supporting teachers with professional development and job embedded coaching in the content areas to improve instruction
        • Providing instructional aides for small group instruction
        • Providing liaisons to support students and families
        • Providing additional reading support in summer programs
        • Providing tutoring before or after school or during the summer

      How does Title I support families?
      Schools are required to plan how they will involve parents in the education of their children. Each school must write, with the help of parents, a school Family Engagement Plan.  The school’s Family Engagement Plan describes how schools and families work together to help children succeed.  Schools also work with parents to develop a School Compact that serves as a contract between caregivers and the school committing to support the student through a partnership where both parties prioritize student achievement.  Schools must include parents in decisions about how to better meet the needs of their students, improve education in their schools, use Title I funds to build the capacity of parents and staff, and increase student achievement.

      • Some ways Title I funds may be used to support parents, build capacity, and include parents in decision-making include:
        • Host activities to help families assist their children with learning
        • Build parents' capacity to support their child’s learning 
        • Provide childcare during meetings and school activities
        • Offer parenting classes (literacy, math, social emotional needs, and more)
        • Provide parent resources to assist with learning at home
        • Provide regular parent-teacher conferences at times convenient for the caregiver
        • Ensure parents are provided access to important information in their native language when needed