What is Title I?
Title I is a Federal program that provides support through resources and research-based training, enabling schools to develop high quality enriched programs that meet the individual needs of children, families, and staff. The purpose of this program is to ensure that all students have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Harrison School District 2's Title I program believes that all children can learn and acknowledges that parents share the school's dedication to education success for all students. We recognize that a student's education is a responsibility shared by school, family, and community.
Title I Components
Parent Involvement - Harrison School District 2's Title I program believes that all children can learn and acknowledges that parents share the school's dedication to educational success for all students. We recognize that a student's education is a responsibility shared by school, family, and community.
All schools in D2 highly value and encourage parent and family involvement. Opportunities to engage in your child's education at the school range from Back to School Nights, Family Nights, Family Conferences, School Accountability Committees, volunteering, and more! You can stay informed about upcoming engagement opportunities from the school and district by following our social media pages, keeping your information in Infinite Campus updated, and downloading the D2 District App! Please visit your school's website to find a calendar of school events. We would love to see you there!
Staff Development - Harrison School District 2 currently offers a variety of staff development opportunities which Title I helps to support.
Parents' Right to Know
As a parent in a Title I school, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher who instructs your child(ren), including:
- Whether the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has licensed or endorsed your student's teacher for the grades and subjects being taught
- Whether CDE has decided your student's 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 the subject(s) of the degrees
- Whether any teacher's aide or similar paraprofessional provides services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
Additionally, if a student in a Title I school is being instructed for longer than four consecutive weeks by a teacher/substitute who does not fulfill the "highly qualified" requirements as set forth by NCLB, a letter informing the student's parents of this information must be sent in a timely manner.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act is a federal law that provides rights and protections to homeless children and youth.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, students in any of the following situations may qualify for homeless assistance: students who are living "doubled up" with family or friends due to economic hardship; students who are living in inadequate housing that lacks proper utilities or electricity, windows or walls, or has an insect or rodent infestation; students who are living in homeless shelters; students who are living in parks or cars; students who are completely unsheltered; and students who are not living with their parent or legal guardian, involuntarily, due to economic hardship or family conflict.