Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms, increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools, and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
The purpose of Title IV.A is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of states, LEAs, schools and local communities to: provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Thank you for your interest in how Federal Programs are being implemented to improve our school and ultimately, the success of our students. If you have any questions or ideas, or concerns, please feel free to contact: Mr. Scott Gemes, Federal Programs Coordinator.
The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates and is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity extends to admissions and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Schoolwide Program Plans
Prairie Home R-V School utilize a schoolwide program through Title I to provide services to our students and staff. A schoolwide program uses its Title allocation to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for ALL students at the school. No longer are students or teachers labeled "Title I," but instead all students and all the teachers at the school use Title I dollars to improve the school's entire academic program.
The schoolwide program plans, which explain the services provided, can be accessed here:
Prairie Home High School Plan
Prairie Home Elementary School Plan
Prairie Home School Wide Plan
Federal Programs Parental Involvement
The Prairie Home R-V School District recognizes that when schools work together with families to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. It is the school’s intent to establish a partnership that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional and academic growth of children.
Prairie Home R-V asks parents to be involved in the following ways:
Review and provide input on the development of the Title I Plans
Conduct an annual review of the Title I Parental Involvement Policies
Conduct an annual review of the Title I Program
Participate in Parental Involvement Activities/Nights (including)
- Open House/Title I Annual Meeting
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Other scheduled events & communication
The district will use the evaluation findings in designing strategies for school improvement and in revising parental involvement policies and procedures at district and building levels. If you are interested in serving on committees or teams please contact the School’s Federal Programs Director at (660) 841-5296. See the links below for more information.