Title I is a component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, ESEA. Title I provides a source of federal funding to America’s schools. Based on poverty data and demographics, Title I formulas determine the funding allocation for Maine districts and their schools. Those funds allow Title I schools to provide supplemental instruction and resources to ensure that students achieve their academic learning goals.
There are two models for Title I services, targeted assistance and school-wide. Dr. Lewis S. Libby operates a targeted assistance model.
Only identified students receive intervention in a targeted assistance model, and the intervention must be supplemental to the school’s regular education program. Among the required criteria for operating a targeted assistance model are the use of scientific research-based instructional practices, opportunities to increase parent involvement, and the assignment of highly qualified teachers to instructional settings serving eligible students.
Parent and school connections are an important part of our targeted assistance program. Annually, our school holds parent-teacher conferences. We also create mutually convenient times throughout the year to meet with parents.
The Dr. Lewis S. Libby School believes that parents play a key role in supporting the achievement of their children. We welcome parent participation in activities and conversations that will strengthen the home-school relationship, extend parental support of academic opportunities, and that will encourage involvement and support of student learning. Parents are encouraged to contact the school to review opportunities for home and school connections.