Title I at SESD

Title I is the largest federal aid program for public schools. This program provides additional funds for educating disadvantaged or underserved children. These funds are specifically designated to assist children in meeting the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.

Goals of Title I

  • Increase academic achievement

  • Provide direct instructional support

  • Provide professional development

  • Promote parent involvement

A Title I school means we receive funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars are used for:

  • Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these students 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

Requirements of a Title I School

Title I schools are required to provide families with policy and program information. Schools inform families by:

  • Holding an annual meeting to explain Title I policy and programs.

  • Providing families with up-to-date academic information about their children in an easy to understand format.

  • Offering families a flexible number of meetings on Title I policy and programs.

  • Involving families in the decision making process on how family involvement dollars are spent.

  • Providing families with a compact entered by the school, the parent, and the child acknowledging responsibility for student success.

We welcome you to reach out for more information!

Arizona Department of Education Title I Website

Parental Support

Parents, WE NEED YOU! 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

We invite you to ask your child’s teacher what you can do to help support your child’s education! You may also visit with the school principal to receive more information on how you can contribute to the success of all Sacaton Braves!

Parental Involvement Opportunities

  • Attend Parent-Teacher Meetings and Conferences

  • Ask questions about child(ren)'s progress and growth

  • Ask for meetings and trainings

  • Make suggestions for Title I funding

  • Review the school’s achievement data

  • Attend parent involvement events throughout the school year

SESD's Parental Involvement Policy

Parents Right to Know

Parents/Guardians in the Sacaton Elementary School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child's teacher:

  • state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught

  • the current licensing status of your child's teacher

  • baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree.

You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I program or if your school operates a school wide Title I program. 

Parents/Guardians may request this information from the Office of the Superintendent by calling 520-562-8600 or by sending a letter of request to the Office of the Superintendent, PO Box 98, Sacaton Arizona 85147. The Sacaton Elementary School District ensures that parents will be notified in writing if their child has been assigned, or has been taught by a teacher for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not considered highly qualified.

Marie Semodio
Federal Programs Coordinator
520-562-8600 ext. 2039
Email Ms. Marie Semodio