What is Title 1?
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state's challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.
District Parent Involvement Policy
The Renton School District values parental involvement in students' education and has a Parent Involvement Policy (No. 4130) to support this value. The Categorical Programs Department holds annual parent advisory meetings for Title I,LAP, and ELL parents to gather feedback and implementation suggestions on the district's parent involvement policy, procedures and programs. The district's policy is available on the district website and at the front desk in each school. School parent involvement plans are made available to parents of conference time and through the school website and newsletters.
Instruction by Highly Qualified StaffIn compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) we would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student's teacher(s) or instructional paraprofessional(s).
In this Title I school, all Para educators meet the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements.
Citizens Complaint ProcessWhen a District receives Federal Title I funds it allows us the opportunity to provide supplemental support programs for Title I eligible students. As a recipient of these funds we are required to inform you that if have a complaint about the services offered under Title I and have not been able to resolve them through the District process, you may file a citizen complaint to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of federal rule, law or state regulations that applies to a federal program.
- Anyone can file a citizen complaint
- There is no special form
- There is no need to know the law that governs federal program to file a complaint