Title I (Grades K-3)
Title I Application Program Overview
Using data collected each year by the individual schools and school division, Covington City Schools analyzes the ongoing comprehensive needs of its students. Covington City Schools examines in particular, any standards that are below the Virginia Standards of Learning benchmarks, benchmarks determined by No Child Left Behind, and benchmarks that are defined by other grants and programs approved by the local board of education. The needs assessment will include spring SOL results, PALS test information, division-wide improvement plan for language arts, a school improvement plan for reading, and all of those other data sources that provide insight into the maintenance and strengthening of current programs (lesson plans, schedules, curriculum development, etc.).
Our main goal is to have every student reading on grade level by the end of third grade; therefore, Covington City Public Schools will concentrate all of its energy and Title I, Part A funding toward providing quality reading instruction to students K-3. We will provide “at-risk” students with highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals
Although Covington City Schools will focus on Title I reading instruction at grades K-3, there will be a continued effort to ensure all students will reach high standards in all core areas of the curriculum.
Edgemont Primary School has a Literacy Coach that meets with each grade group and all Title I teachers weekly. Common planning time provides the teachers with the opportunity to monitor, evaluate, discuss, and create a plan of action for student success.
Covington has created (on its division calendar) time for all teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators to participate in research-based professional development. Although we will be continuing the work we started over the past several years, there will be a concentrated effort placed on using differentiated instruction and instructional technology in each classroom.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Covington City Public Schools Title I program, please contact:
Mr. Marc Smith, Principal 965-1420 or
Mrs. Betty Munsey, Director of Title I/Literacy Coach 965-1420.
Title 1 Staff:
Mrs. Betty Munsey, Director of Titile I/Literacy Coach
Mrs. Amanda Burns
Mrs. Tonya Easton
Ms. Molly Nicely
Title 1 Facts:
- Title I is the largest single program of federal aid for elementary and secondary education.
- Federal funds are provided to the state, which in turn, are targeted to high-poverty school districts and used to provide supplementary educational services (usually in reading and/or math) to students who are educationally disadvantaged or at risk of failing to meet state standards.
- Local school districts identify eligible school/s and distribute Title I resources to the school/s.
- Edgemont Primary School’s Title I program works to identify students most in need of educational help.
- Title I at Edgemont Primary is an inclusive (takes place in the regular classroom) program.
- Each Title I school develops a school-parent compact as a tool to help children do well in school. This plan is jointly developed by Title I teachers and parents to help students with stated educational standards.