Oakdale Elementary is a School-Wide Title I SchoolWhat is Title I?Title I is a federal program which provides funds to supplement educational services in schools with higher percentages of students receiving Free or Reduced Price Lunch assistance. The purpose of the program is to ensure that students in these schools have access to a high quality education.Title I School-Wide Programs
Schools with Free-Reduced Price Lunch rates greater than 40% may apply to operate as school-wide programs (SWP). SWP schools design a school reform plan aimed at improving overall education, while still focusing on students at risk of not meeting standards. SWP status allows schools more flexibility in using Title I funds. For example, SWP staff funded by Title I dollars can work with any student in the school, where in a targeted assistance program, they are only allowed to work with students identified as at risk.Oakdale's Title 1 ProgramAs part of our Title I Program, we are working to improve reading proficiency at Oakdale Elementary. First, we are implementing the Balanced Literacy Framework both district and school-wide. The Balanced Literacy Framework consists of Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop, and Word Study. During a specified time for intervention and differentiation of services to meet student needs, we use a data-driven approach to grouping our students for optimal services in reading instruction. Additionally, teachers focus on building background knowledge among students, developing interactive student structures, and using supplemental materials (SMART boards, graphs, models, graphic organizers, visuals, technology, etc.).
Parent Involvement is a consistent focus in all facets of the implementation of Oakdale’s School-Wide Title I Plan. Parents are invited and encouraged to participate in classrooms, in evening family events, in school conferences, in special daytime activities at Oakdale, and in our PTA. Oakdale will work with district Hmong and Spanish speaking staff members to assist with communication with families to encourage attendance and participation. Input and feedback from parents will be sought yearly, through a survey as well as formally and informally in an ongoing manner.Please contact us with any questions about the Title I program at Oakdale Elementary by calling 651-702-8500.Oakdale’s Intervention Programs
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