District 49 Title 1 Commitment

  • District 49's Title I programs work to address the needs of a school's lowest performing students and those students found to be at most risk for not meeting state academic standards.  Our Title I schools include:
    District 49's poverty index is 31.80 percent. Schools at all levels are funded as Title I if their Free and Reduced Lunch Program participation percentage is higher than than 40 percent.
    Our Title I schools receive additional resources to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to receive a quality education, resulting in their attainment of high academic standards. Title I status is used to allocate resources to districts and schools whose needs are the greatest. The program is the largest Elementary and Secondary Education Act program supporting both elementary and secondary education. The U.S. Department of Education allocates funds based on census poverty rates from ages 5 through 17. Essentially, Title I focuses on providing additional instructional time in the areas of reading and math. Ways in which schools in District 49 use Title I dollars include:
    • Hiring additional teachers and para-professionals and instructional coaches
    • Paying for tutoring for students who need extra support
    • Purchasing materials and supplies for programs and strategies
    • Providing Professional Development opportunities for teachers
    • Increasing parent involvement
    • Assisting professional development

Parent & Community Notification

  • Each school served under Title I must notify parents of its written parental involvement policy in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, provide notice and the policy in a language the parents can understand. In addition, each school must make its written parental involvement policy available to the local community. (Department of Education, Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A)

EIES School-Parent Compact

FES School-Parent Compact

OES School-Parent Compact

GOAL Academy School-Parent Compact

Paul Coleman
Coordinator of Title Programs
Phone: 719.494.8905
Lorretta Grimaldo
Title Program Specialist
Phone: 719.494.8905