In 1965, United States President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as part of his “War on Poverty”. In 2001, United States President George W. Bush reauthorized ESEA which was known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. ESEA was reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Although the names have changed, the purpose of Title I has remained the same..."to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach". Title I funds pay for additional teachers, materials, equipment, and services, as well as parent and teacher training.
In the United School District, Title I services are provided at the United Elementary School through a school-wide model. All children kindergarten through grade six are eligible to receive services. Most of the Title I instructional support is provided in-class on a daily basis. Occasionally, children who need additional help may be pulled from the classroom and receive remediation from a Title I Reading Specialist. These children are not penalized for missing regular classroom instruction. Using a small group or one-to-one setting, the Title I teachers can differentiate instruction by using materials and approaches that are designed specifically to meet the particular needs of their students. Our main goal is to provide supplemental instruction in order for these children to meet the rigorous educational standards that Pennsylvania has established.
For families who do not speak English, the United School District recommends the use of the site translate.google.com to help families and/or students needing Title I forms or student information translated to a language other than English. Through this site, the user can place a link to the desired website or text from a form in the translate box (on the left of the screen) and it will convert the information to the chosen language (on the right of the screen). If you need assistance with this service, please contact the elementary or high school offices.
Title I Documents: