Title I

Title I

What is Title I?

Title 1 Apple and Pencil Picture
Title I is a Federal Program that provides funding to school districts to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.  Signed in to law in 1965, as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), it is reauthorized by Congress periodically.  The Act changed from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain high-quality education.  Regardless of a family's income, eligible children may participate in Title I programming.  Beaver Area's Title I program supports eligible students, K-5, with additional, targeted reading support at College Square and Dutch Ridge Elementary Schools.

BASD Title I Announcements

BASD Title I Announcements
Parents of students who participate in the Title I program are invited to participate in a Parent Survey.  The survey closes on May 23.  Click here to participate!

Title I Summer Programs

College Square (current K & 1st grade)
Magical Reading Adventure
June 19-22
June 26-29
9:00 - 11:55 am
Registration required - contact Mrs. Payne
Please bring a water bottle, snack and materials (provided on day 1)

Dutch Ridge (current 2nd-5th grade)
July 17-20
July 24-27
9:00am - 12pm
Registration required - contact Mrs. Larson

Annual Notification Regarding Qualifications of Title I Teachers and Paraprofessionals

As a parent of a student who attends a school receiving Title I funds, you have a right under federal law to request information about the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child and the Title I paraprofessionals who assist them. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives you the right to ask for the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers and their paraprofessional assistants.

  • Whether the state has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.

  • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency license or other provisional status by which state licensing criteria have been waived.

  • The teacher's college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the subject of the degrees.

  • Whether any instructional aides or paraprofessionals provide services to your child in the Title I program and their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact your child's building principal.

Title I Teachers

College Square (K-2) Reading Specialists
Mrs. Lisa Bayer
724 774 0250  ext. 4213

Mrs. Mandie Payne
724 774 0250  ext. 4232

Dutch Ridge (3-6) Reading Specialist
Mrs. Jenn Larson
724 774 0250  ext. 3005

Assessments for Title I Eligibility

College Square, K-2

Dutch Ridge, 3-6
IXL (gr.3-5)

Parent Resources

Building a Home Library - Book lists by age group
30 Do's to Remember (when reading aloud)

Parent Meeting Slides

Fall Parent Meeting
Spring Parent Meeting
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