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Title I
Title I is the largest federal funding source to local educational agencies under ESEA. It is designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments. The Title I mission is to ensure that each child successfully meets or exceeds Mississippi's proficient and advanced levels of student performance and meets or exceeds expectations on local, state, and national assessments.


Performance Goals of the Title I program are to:
-Ensure that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, and teacher preparation are aligned with challenging State academic standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement.
-Meet the educational needs of any student at risk of failing in school wide programs, limited English proficient children, migratory children, children with disabilities, and neglected or delinquent children.
-Significantly elevate the quality of instruction by providing staff in participating schools with substantial opportunities for professional development.
-Ensure that all students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug free, and conducive to learning.
-Afford all students the opportunity to graduate from high school.
-Present parents with substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.

Title I funds provide:
-Additional learning time for Title I students with small group instruction with a highly qualified teacher.
-Supplemental teaching / classroom materials and programs in that teacher’s room.
-Opportunities to update Title I classroom with technology through the purchase of computers and iPads.


Parent Involvement:
Parental Involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. Federal Programs under the supervision of the Vicksburg Warren School District will implement the following requirements relating to parental involvement:


General Guidelines for Title I Parental Involvement Policy


Ref: Board Policy KCC
The District working jointly with parents developed the following policy, which outlines programs, activities, and procedures for parental involvement to be implemented in all of the District’s school with Title I, Part A programs. The programs, activities, and procedures developed under this policy will be consistent with Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Parents shall be informed of this policy and given an opportunity to review the policy annually.


Each school participating in Title I, Part A programs will provide a written school-parent compact outlining the parents’ and school’s roles in the academic success of the child consistent with section 1118 of ESEA.


The District and its schools will provide, to the extent practical, full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parent with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 of ESEA in an understandable and uniform format, and to the extent practical, in a language parents understand.


If the District’s plan for Title I, Part A programs is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the parents should submit concerns in writing to the district level Federal Programs Office. The local Federal Program Office will make every effort to resolve concerns.


Non-satisfactory written parental concerns from parents of participating children that are not resolved within a reasonable timeframe shall be forwarded to the Mississippi Department of Education /Office of Innovative Support, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, Mississippi 39205.


The District will reserve and utilize yearly not less than one percent (1%) of its total allocation of Title 1, Part A for parental involvement activities. Not less than ninety-five (95%) of the one percent reserved funds shall be used at Title I school sites.


The District will inform parents of school and parent resources and/or community agencies that can provide additional needed services for Title I students.



Contact Information
Vicksburg Warren School District
Office of Federal Programs
Dr. Laura Prather, Director
1500 Mission 66
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
Phone: 601-631-2875
Fax: 601-638-5116
Email: lprather@vwsd.org


St. Francis Xavier Elementary
Mary Arledge, Principal
Katherine Smithey, Title I teacher
1200 Hayes Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Phone: 601-636-4824