• Poquoson City Public Schools is a fully accredited school division and Title I services are provided at Poquoson Elementary School.

    Title I Parent Notification Letter

    District Wide Parent Involvement Policy

    PES Parent Involvement Policy

    Title I Meetings: (Committee and Parent)

    Date Time Location Point of Contact
    October 17, 2019

    6:00-6:30 PM Committee Meeting

    6:30-7:00 PM Parent Meeting

    PES Library Barbara Wood
    April 23, 2020

    6:00-6:30 PM Committee Meeting

    6:30-7:00 PM Parent Meeting

    PES Library Barbara Wood

    What is Title I?

    Title I is a federal grant reauthorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001. The purpose of this legislation is "to help the neediest schools and students reach the same challenging standards expected of all children" (Public Law 107-110).

    The Title I grant addresses four major goals: 1) Improve language arts strategies and skills, 2) Develop mathematics concepts and skills, 3) Promote critical thinking and problem solving skills, and 4) Encourage family involvement in the education of children.

    Schools are eligible for Title I funds based on the percent of low-income students. In PCPS, the elementary school receives funding that is used for positions and resources to meet the needs of their students.

    How Title I Works

    Federal Government – The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I. To obtain the funds, each state must submit a plan describing 1) what all children are expected to know (in Virginia, these are the Standards of Learning), 2) the high-quality standards of performance that all children are expected to meet, and 3) ways to measure progress. 

    State Educational Agency – The State Educational Agency (SEA) allocates funds to school districts.

    Local Education Agency – The Local Education Agency (LEA) identifies eligible schools and provides Title I resources.

    Title I Schools – Title I schools include parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff who work to:

    ·Identify students most in need of educational help (students do not have to be from low-income families to receive assistance)

    ·Set goals for improvement

    ·Measure student progress, using state and local standards

    ·Develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction

    ·Provide opportunities for professional development for school staff

    ·Hire additional teachers

    ·Involve parents in all aspects of the program