Title I provides federal dollars for supplemental educational opportunities for children who are most at risk of failing to meet the State's challenging content and performance standards. Title I gives districts the opportunity to create two types of school-based programs: Targeted Assistance and School-wide.
The Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District is currently funded as a school-wide Literacy program at the Wire Village Elementary School, East Brookfield Elementary School and Knox Trail Middle School (Grades 5 & 6). Title 1 staff provide timely and targeted literacy interventions to small groups of students on an as needed basis. Data, from multiple assessments given three times a year and progress monitoring done frequently as needed, is used to provide staff with instructional objectives for each and every student. The Knox Trail Middle School Title 1 program also employs a full time mathematics tutor for Grades 5 & 6. The two elementary schools deploy their staff to provide math interventions when scheduling permits. The Title 1 program also funds professional development opportunities for staff that serve those working with the highest need students, district-wide in Grades K-6.
Family partnerships are promoted and cherished to support student success both in school and in life. Title 1's next family event, Bingo for Books, is scheduled for March 25 (snow date March 26). Doors at the Wire Village School will open at 5:45pm for the 6:00pm - 8:00pm activity. Children and care givers will fill-out Bingo cards for chances to win the books of their choice. An Amazon Kindle will be raffled off and light snacks will be available. More details are available from your child's teacher.
Title I Grant Coordinator
Matthew Bolduc, Director of Academic Affairs
District Literacy Specialists