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About Title One
The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Title I provides funds to improve achievementof the lowest-achieving students - those who are failing, or are most at risk of failing, to meet State academic standards - enrolled in high-poverty schools.
The Hazleton Area School District operates a Title I Schoolwide Program. Under a Schoolwide Program, all of our reading and math teachers (K-6) are interventionists. The classroom teachers will differentiate instruction based on progress monitoring data. For those students who are still not meeting grade level eligible content in reading / math, we will offer after-school tutoring for reading and math.Title I SuccessParental involvement is one of the most important elements for Title I success. Their input is needed to:• Determine program goals• Plan & carry out programs• Evaluate programsTitle I meetings are important to learn more about Title 1, give input, & connect with other parents, teachers, & administrators.• District Parent Advisory Committee meetings are held 2 times a year• Individual school Parent Advisory Committee meetingsTitle I FundingEach year, The U.S. Federal Government gives money to Pennsylvania & other states for Title I. Pennsylvania must submit a plan to receive these funds. The plan describes:• What all children are expected to know & be able to do• The performance standards that all children are expected to meet• Ways to measure how well students are meeting performance standardsIn HASD public schools, Title 1 eligibility is determined by the percent of students eligible for free & reduced lunches enrolled in the building based on the January (preceding year) count. In buildings with less that 40% poverty, programs are designed to help specific children & are targeted assisted programs. The non-public schools, within our district, operate targeted assistance programs. In HASD public schools Title I:• Identifies students who most need learning help• Set goals for each student's improvement• Measure each student's progress by using the standards from Pennsylvania's Academic Standards• Develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction• Involve parents in all aspects of the programPlease use the links on the left to find more information on Federal Programs. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.HASD Administrative Offices(570) 459-3221 ext. 3555Hazleton Area School District1515 West 23rd StreetHazleton, PA 18202