What is Title I
Title I is the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education. Title 1 targets districts and schools where the needs are the greatest. It is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic assessments. Title I provides the flexible funding that may be used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, extended programs, and other strategies for raising students’ achievement in high-poverty schools. Title I funds are most commonly used for instruction in reading and mathematics.
Parental Involvement is an integral part in assisting their child’s learning. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school. Catoosa Pubic Schools encourages parents to become partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.
As a parent of a student at Catoosa Public Schools, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers. The school district is required to provide this information in a timely manner, if asked. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers: Whether Catoosa Public Schools has a licensed or qualified teacher for the grades and subjects he/she teaches.
Catoosa Public Schools receives Title I funds for Helen Paul Learning Center, Cherokee Elementary and Wells Middle School.