Title I is a federally funded program designed to assist students below grade level in reading and math. The amount of funding is based on the number of students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch by school. All Title I services and programming are supplemental to the regular classroom instruction.
The purpose of St. Louis Park Public Schools Title I program is to provide opportunities to support children in the basic skills areas. The support instruction is to ensure the success of each learner as set forth in the January 2001 Title I Act, "No Child Left Behind." Based upon ed.gov U.S. Dept. of Education, Title I schools with less than the 40 percent school wide threshold or that choose not to operate a school-wide program offer a "targeted assistance program" in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the state's challenging academic achievement standards.
Targeted assistance schools design, in consultation with parents, staff and district personnel, an instructional program to meet the needs of those students. Title I law requires that selection of Title I students be based on objective, uniformly applied criteria given to all students at each grade level and documented on a student selection worksheet. The criteria services must be education related, unbiased and equally applied. Schools are to review, on an ongoing basis, the progress of participating children and revising the program when necessary. These programs must use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and implement parental involvement activities. Students must live in the boundary of both of our Targeted Assistance sites, Peter Hobart Elementary and Aquila Elementary.Note: These students are given additional services above and beyond the core instruction received in the classroom. Title I is to supplementand not supplantinstruction.Targeted Assistance BuildingsAquila ElementaryPrincipal Shelley Nielsen952-928-6502Peter Hobart ElementaryPrincipal Kari Schwietering952-928-6602District OfficeTitle I CoordinatorFreida Bailey952-928-6062