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Title I at Sacaton Elementary School District

Sacaton Elementary School District is a Title I school district. All of the district’s schools are identified to receive Title I funding based on free and reduced lunch percentages. Schools that have 40% or more of their students receiving free or reduced lunch receive Title I funding.

Being a Title I district means we receive federal funding (Title I dollars) to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars are used for:

– Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these student’s meet the State’s challenging content standards.

– Purchasing supplemental staff/programs/materials/supplies

– Conducting parental involvement meetings/trainings/activities

– Recruiting/Hiring/Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers

Both of our schools have Schoolwide Programs. A schoolwide program means that the Title program serves all children in the school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall Schoolwide program. The purpose is to generate high levels of academic achievement in core subject areas for all students, especially those students most in need.

Sacaton Elementary School District sets aside 1% of the Title I budget for parental involvement. All Title I schools emphasize bringing in parents as academic partners and each school receives funding to further this partnership. To learn more about your school’s Title I program and specific parent involvement opportunities, please click on the school links below.

  • Sacaton Elementary School
  • Sacaton Middle School

Welcome Parents! If your child has just enrolled in any of the above schools, please review their Title I Presentation using the school link above and choosing the “Annual Title I Presentation” to learn about your rights as a parent at a Title I school and some of the exciting services that will be available for your child. We look forward to working with you and creating a partnership that will guarantee your child's success.

 

Dear Parents,

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What is Title I?

Title I is short for Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It is the largest federal assistance program for schools. The federal government provides funding to the state. The state sends the money to school districts based on the number of families below a set income level. Local districts use the funding to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state's performance standards.

Sacaton Elementary School District receives federal funds to provide a school-wide program for both of its schools. A district-wide program serves all children in both of our schools by providing staff and/or other resources to assist in classrooms in the areas of reading and math.

For more information about Title I, visit the AZ Department of Education website.

Why is Parent Involvement Important?
District-wide Title I programs count on parent support at the school level. Decades of research show that when parents are involved, students have:
  • higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates
  • better school attendance
  • increased motivation, better self-esteem
  • lower rates of suspension
  • decreased use of drugs and alcohol
  • fewer instances of violent bahavior
You can become more involved by:
  • joining our PTA
  • volunteering at our school
  • attending the annual Title I meeting, parent-teacher conferences, family nights, and other events  
  • communicating with your child's teacher on a regular basis
  • keeping your child's teacher informed about events in your child's life which may affect his or her performance at school
By becoming an active participant, you will:
  • serve as a role model, showing your child that you support his or her education
  • assure that you are aware of your child's progress, demonstrating to your child how important that progress is to you
  • teach your child that your input at the school  is appreciated and that you support your schools' efforts 

As part of the Title I parental involvement policy (Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965), each of our district’s schools receiving Title I funds, develops a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share responsibility for improving student achievement. Also, each Title I school must jointly develop and distribute its own written parental involvement policy. This policy will specify that the school will:

  • convene an annual meeting to explain the Title I program 
  • offer a flexible number of meetings
  • involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs
  • provide timely information about the school curricula, assessmnet data, and student achievement
You will find a copy of each of our school's Parent Involvement Policy , Elementary School Home-School Compact, Middle School Home-School Compact on our school's website. 
Right to Review Teacher Qualifications
As a parent of a student at a Title I school, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal laws allow you to ask for certain information about your child's classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:
  • whether ADE has licensed or qualified the teacher  for the grades and subjects he or she teaches
  • whether ADE has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances
  • the teacher's college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and,  if so, the subject of the degrees
  • whether any teacher's aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications
If you would like to receive this information, please feel free to call your school's office.
Title I Websites
Arizona Department of Education
Website to learn how to help your children prepare for school and beyond
 
Arizona Department of Education
View information about parent involvement in Title I schools.
 
U.S. Department of Education
View important information on helping your child with reading.
 
 
Below are pictures from the recent Title I night, a.k.a. Math + Reading = Fun night, that was held at Sacaton Middle School, taken by Sacaton's very own Princial Phillip Bonds.
 
Sacaton Elementary School District No. 18
92 S. Skill Center Road • Sacaton, AZ 85147
Phone: (520) 562-8600
Fax: (480) 763-4410
Elementary School
Phone: 520.562.8600 x 3001
Fax: 480.763.4430
Middle School
Phone: 520.562.8600 x 2001
Fax: 480.763.4420
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