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Title I

What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded program intended to support all students in meeting State Standards. The goal is to help students succeed academically and to reach grade-level performance expectations by emphasizing high academic standards. Title One offers a variety of services that may include additional support for students.  Schools qualify for funds based on economic need.

Title I Schools

The District's Title I schools serve all identified students throughout the school day using a Response to Intervention(RtI) model and they are provided support services in addition to their regular reading and math blocks of instruction. These services can include individual or small groups with a teacher to increase reading and math outcomes. Students are identified for instructional support based on academic needs. With a School-Wide Program model, all students at a Title I school are eligible for additional academic support based on current performance level and growth throughout the school year.

Mounds View Title I Schools are Schoolwide Programs (SWP) that serve all qualifying students attending:

  • Bel Air Elementary School
  • Sunnyside Elementary School
  • Valentine Hills Elementary School
  • Pinewood Elementary School
  • Pike Lake Kindergarten Center

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Title I Programs Help Students, Teachers and Parents

  • Students perform better in school
  • Increase student connectedness and self-esteem
  • Teachers understand the needs of students and parents
  • Parents better understand their children and become more involved in their education

How Are Parents Involved?

  • One important component of School-Wide Title I schools is the role of parents in supporting their child's education. Title I schools are committed to reaching out to parents through volunteer opportunities, parent education sessions, and general publications that include strategies for helping your child succeed at school.
    • Parents and teachers sign a compact (an agreement) explaining goals and responsibilities
    • Parents are provided with information on Title I services through newsletters, Curriculum Advisory Committee, and Conferences
    • Parents are invited to be part of the Title I Advisory Council
  • Download the District's parent involvement policy and procedures.
  • Parents will be offered multiple opportunities throughout the year to participate in school meetings and training sessions. Each Title I school will provide regular communication to families via newsletters, e-news, teacher websites, and/or handouts. A Title I Parent Advisory Council meets annually to review parent involvement policies and practices.
  • Parents Right to Know: The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires schools that receive federal education funds under Title I, Part A to provide information to parents about the professional qualifications of their child's teachers.  You have the right to request and review this information, and it must be provided to you in a reasonable amount of time.

Title I Funds

Title I Contact Information

Dawn Wiegand
Bel Air Elementary
651-621-6303

Andrew Skinner
Pinewood Elementary
651-621-7503

Andrea Johnson
Sunnyside Elementary
651-621-7603

Melisa Rivera
Valentine Hills Elementary
651-621-7803

Todd Durand
Pike Lake Kindergarten Center
651-621-7403