• Children

    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 financial assistance to schools for children from low-income families to help ensure challenging state academic standards are met. 

    The Hazleton Area School District operates a Title I Schoolwide Program. Under a Schoolwide Program, funds may be utilized to support academic areas identified as needing improvement. The purpose of the Schoolwide comprehensive reform strategy is to upgrade the entire educational program with a focus of raising achievement of under-performing students. Teachers will differentiate instruction based on assessment data to provide individualized instruction to meet students' academic needs. 

    Title I Success
    Parental involvement is one of the most important elements in the success of the Title I program. 
    • Determine program goals
    • Collaboratively work with staff to increase student achievement
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of Parent and Family Engagement activities
    • Evaluate the programs' success
    Title I meetings are important to learn more about Title I, provide input, and collaborate with other parents, teachers, and administrators.
    •  District Parent Advisory Committee meetings are held twice a year
    •  Individual school Parent Advisory Committee meetings are held monthly
    Title I Funding
    Each year, the U.S. Federal Government allocates funds to Pennsylvania and other states for Title I.  Pennsylvania must submit a plan to receive these funds.  The plan describes:
    •  The performance standards that children are expected to meet
    •  Ways to measure how well students are meeting performance standards
    In HASD public schools, Title I eligibility is determined by the percent of students eligible for free & reduced lunches enrolled in a school based on the January (preceding year) count.  In schools with more that 40% poverty, programs are designed to help improve academic achievment and the overall quality of the school. 
    The non-public schools within our district operate a targeted assistance program, where at-risk students are identified and receive supplemental support.
    Please 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
    Dr. Michelle Zukoski
    Director of Federal Programs
    (570) 459-3221 ext. 3555
    Hazleton Area School District
    1515 West 23rd Street
    Hazleton, PA 18202