Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (currently called No Child Left Behind) provides funding to school districts to supplement instruction to students who are at-risk for not reaching grade level standards in reading and mathematics. Funding is based on the percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. A portion of the district’s Title I funding is designated to nonpublic schools located within the geographic boundaries of the district, regardless of their student poverty rate.
Each spring or summer, parents of children who participate in the Title I program are invited to meet with district staff to discuss the program, review student achievement and other data, and identify goals for Title I programming the following year. These goals become the foundation upon which the district’s Title I application is constructed.
Currently, Title I funds are used to hire para-educators who provide interventions to support reading and mathematics in grades K-6 at Morris Area Elementary and St. Mary’s Elementary. The amount of dollars allocated to each school is based upon the number of students at each building qualifying for free or reduced lunch on October 1 of the prior year.
If you have questions regarding Title I services, please contact:
Shane Monson / Principal
320-589-1250 ext. 2000