The Northwest Title I Program is a federally funded program that is designed to help students be more successful in their classrooms, specifically in the areas of language arts and math. Title I funds are available for teachers, materials and support services for schools that qualify under federal guidelines. Each year the program coordinator determines the average number of free and reduced lunches for the district. Any school which has an average that is above the district average is eligible for Title I services. Northwest Local School District has determined that the greatest need for Title I services is at the elementary level and middle school level.
The schools qualifying for services this year are Colerain, Monfort Heights, Pleasant Run, Struble, Taylor, Weigel, Welch, Colerain Middle School, Pleasant Run Middle School and White Oak Middle School. The Northwest Local School District also provides services to participating non-public schools.
Parents are invited to take an active role in the program by reading to children, attending parent meetings and doing teacher recommended activities with their children. Parents will also be asked to evaluate the program and provide feedback about their child's experience to help plan the program for students. Title I tutors are available for conferences during regularly scheduled district conference days, as well as any time parents desire to have individual discussions with the teachers.
Students are frequently assessed to monitor progress made in the program. These test scores will be shared with classroom teachers and parents.
To find out more about your school's Title I program, contact your principal, teacher, Title I tutor or Jenny Blust, Director of Curriculum Services (923-1000 ext. 3903).