Title IA, Education for the Disadvantaged

Title I Part A (Title IA) is a federal program that provides supplementary academic services to those students who have the greatest need. Schools qualify for Title IA services based on their free/reduced lunch percentages. In the Redmond School District, seven schools qualify (with proportional allocations based on need) as Title IA schools. Each of these schools (Tumalo Community School, Terrebonne Community School, Vern Patrick Elementary, Sage Elementary, Lynch Elementary, John Tuck Elementary, Tom McCall Elementary) operates a Targeted Assistance model.

Title IA funds are used to support supplementary activities such as: supplemental reading support, program administrative support, District Homeless Liaison, professional development, parent involvement activities and more. The majority of Title IA funds are passed on to the Title IA schools to support curriculum, instruction and parent involvement activities. For more information, visit ed.gov

Right to Request Information

If your child attends a Title IA school you have the right to request information about the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and paraprofessionals in the building. We are very proud of our staff and the positive impact they have on the education of all children. Please let us know if you have questions about the education, licenses held, educational training or teaching experience of any of our staff.

Targeted Assistance Programs
The term “targeted assistance” signifies that the services are provided to a select group of children–those identified as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State’s challenging content and student performance standards–rather than for overall school improvement, as in school-wide programs. A targeted assistance program differs from a school-wide program in several significant respects:
  • Part A funds may be used in targeted assistance schools only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.
  • Part A funds must be used for services that supplement, and do not supplant, the services that would be provided in the absence of the Part A funds from non-Federal sources.
  • Records must be maintained that document that Part A funds are spent on activities and services for only Part A participating students.

School Wide Programs

A school-wide program is built on school-wide reform strategies, rather than separate, add-on services. A school is allowed to use funds from Title IA and other Federal education program funds and resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for all students.

Under Title IA, Local Education Agencies are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students.

The Title IA services for private school students are developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. The Title IA services provided are designed to meet their education needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.

The amount of Title IA funds allocated to each participating public school attendance area is determined mainly on the basis of the total number of low-income students, both public and private, residing in each area.

Private school students generate Title IA funds if they meet poverty criteria, and live in the district, and live in a public school attendance area that receives Title IA funds.

Parental involvement is an integral part of all Title IA programs. Research shows that parents and families play a significant role in the academic achievement of their children. Therefore, it is important for parents, families and schools to develop partnerships and build ongoing dialogue to improve student achievement. Title IA supports parental involvement by enlisting families to help their children do well in school through a variety of opportunities provided throughout the school year at each school.

District Title IA Parent Involvement Policy