Title I at Rains ISD

How can parents get involved in their child's education?

Your involvement is an integral part of your child’s education! By taking an active role in our school, parents show their children that they are valued and that education is important. Below you will find a variety of ways that you can be involved in the education of your child:

  • Read to and with your child daily

  • •Attend open houses, PTA meetings and parent involvement activities

  • Attend parent/teacher conferences

  • Join the school PTA and be an actively involved member

  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom

  • Serve on the School Improvement Team

  • Communicate regularly with your child’s teacher

What is Title I?

Title I is one of the nation’s largest federal programs through which school districts receive federal funding to provide supplemental instruction for students based upon academic need. The goal is to increase performance and academic achievement in the areas of language arts and/or mathematics. Schools are identified as Title 1 based on the economic level of the families who attend. The number of students receiving free and reduced lunch qualify a school to receive Title 1 funding.

Purpose of Title I:
✓ Help every child receive a high quality education
✓ Build capacity for parent involvement
✓ Provide professional development for building staff

RISD & Title I

  • If the free and reduced lunch population at a school is greater than 40%, that campus qualifies us for school-wide Title 1 status.

  • Funding is used to benefit ALL students in the school.

  • RISD uses Title 1 funds to purchase technology, academic resources, host parent meetings and activities, staff salaries, and provide collaborative planning and professional development for teachers.

Eligibility Requirements

A variety of factors are used to determine student eligibility, including but not limited to: standardized tests, classroom-based assessments and performance, as well as teacher recommendations.

Review the informational brochure here.

RISD Title I Contact

Holly Wasson
wassonh@rainsisd.org
(903) 473-2222 ext. 4113