Special Programs include programs run through grants or specific Federal or State Programs such as Title I, LAP and the after school program.
What is Title 1?
Title I, Part A is a federal program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and public schools with high numbers or high percentages of low-income children to help ensure that all children are prepared to meet challenging state academic standards. Title I, Part A is a formula grants program for "improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged”.
Parent/family involvement in a child's education is the greatest predictor of academic success for students. That's why Title I, Part A program regulations insist on robust family involvement activities at every school where these federal funds support effective teaching and engaged learning.
Parent Information and Resource Center
Washington State houses a Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC). It was established to provide training, information and support to parents and individuals who work with parents, districts and schools receiving Title I funds.
A school-parent compact is a written agreement between the school and the parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs that identifies the activities that the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will undertake to share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. In addition, the school-parent compact outlines the activities that the parents, school staff, and students will undertake to build and develop a partnership to help the children achieve the State’s high academic standards. Each Title I, Part A school must jointly develop, with the parents of children served under Title I, Part A, a school-parent compact as a component of its written parental involvement policy.
Programs focus on improving performance and success in the classroom. Special Programs staff (math and literacy coaches, teachers, instructional assistants) coordinate with the classroom teachers to implement effective educational programs for students including before school, after school, and summer programs all providing additional support for students.
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OSPI Title 1 Resources
Parent/guardians have the right to appeal the decision of the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee (MSC) by completing an appeals form. The written appeal request, along with the original data, will be reviewed by the committee. Additional testing or other information may be requested before making a decision. Parents will be informed in writing of the final decision. To request an appeal form, please contact the Highly Capable Student Coordinator: Katherine Jordan at (360) 963-2067 or email@example.com
Cape Flattery School District- Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
Eligible students are those achieving below grade level on the state’s assessment, and 11th and 12th grade students at risk of not graduating.
LAP funds are available to support programs in grades K-12 in:
Readiness for Reading, Writing and Mathematics
All LAP programs/interventions must align with the “Menus of Best Practices” as outlined below:
English Language Arts http://www.k12.wa.us/SSEO/pubdocs/ELAMenuFlyerWeb.pdf
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. It applies to any school which receives federal funds. The intent of this law is to provide students with disabilities equal access to educational programs, services, and activities. Students with disabilities may not be denied participation in school programs and activities solely on the basis of disability.
Citizen’s Complaint of Unlawful Discrimination