Our goal is to provide information to teachers and parents about the curriculum, required standardized testing, integration of technology into the learning program, federal program services, and graduation requirements.
For questions, please contact Christina Collins, Director of Curriculum, building principals, or Mr. Kent Morgan, Superintendent.
TITLE I - Information
Title I Information
Title I is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Originally, the idea of Title I was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other students.
The purpose of Title I funding “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”
The basic principles of Title I state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.
Title I funds are used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funding supports tutors in Title I eligible schools in meeting the educational goals of qualifying students. Title I funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math.
The Title I Program is conducted during the regular school year for students in grades K-2 in the primary building in reading, grades 4 and 5 in the intermediate building in math, and grades 7 and 8 in the junior high building for reading and math. Beginning with the primary grades, service is directed to students meeting specific selection criteria. Focused assessment throughout the school year provides an ongoing record of student progress, which enables our teachers to tailor instruction to meet the specific needs of the child.
The Title I Program focuses on reading and/or math intervention and is designed to supplement services to students using a variety of methods:
Selection for participation in our Title I Program is based on the following criteria:
Every Title I teacher/tutor in the Buckeye Local School District is a certified/licensed teacher. Teachers participate in professional development activities throughout the school year designed according to state professional development standards.
Buckeye Local Schools seeks the active participation of all Title I students’ parents in:
Academic Content Standards
Are you interested in the Master Teacher Program? If you have a masters degree and nine years of teaching experience you may qualify for a Senior Professional Educator License in the new licensure structure. The course for Master Teacher is all online. There are two completion dates each year for submission of materials and evidence: September 15 and April 15. For further information; contact Christina Collins.