Program Information

Title I Services in Kokomo Schools Q & A

What is Title I?

Title I is a federal program that provides additional funds for supplemental educational services for eligible public and non-public school students. The Title 1 Program began in 1965 when Congress passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The amount of Title I funds that a school district receives is determined by the district census poverty data. Schools are given Title I funds based upon their number and % of students on free/reduced lunch.

How can schools use Title I funds to help students?

Schools use Title I Funds to provide programs and services that are designed to help all students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the State academic achievement standards. Title I programs focus on closing the achievement gap between high- and low-performing children, especially the achievement gaps between minority and non-minority students, and between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers.

Title I programs in Kokomo Schools include paying for supplemental teachers, Instructional Facilitators (district and school based literacy coaches), a half day preschool program additional support for struggling students, Small Group Literacy and Math Interventions, Professional Development workshops and training, and Parent Involvement activities. Title I services include; professional books and materials for staff, instructional materials and supplies for classrooms and Book Rooms, student mentoring programs, computer programs, and the InSAI School Improvement Planning Process.

Where are Title I Services provided in Kokomo?

Title I Services are located at the seven Kokomo elementary schools (Boulevard, Bon Air, Elwood Haynes, Lafayette Park, Pettit Park, Sycamore, and Wallace) and Bon Air Middle School. Kokomo School Corporation through Title I also provides services to three non public schools; St. Patrick’s , Redeemer Lutheran, and F. D. Reese. Title I supports half day district wide preschool for three and four year old children living in the Kokomo school attendance area. The Title I Delinquent Grant also supports the Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center for delinquent children. In addition, Title I provides drop out prevention services at McKinley and Kokomo High School.

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