Title I Program
Spencer County Public Schools
Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071
Title I is the largest federal funding source for education under the No Child Left Behind Act. Title I is allocates funds to schools based on student enrollment and the percentage of low-income families in the school. A school qualifies for a School-Wide Title I Program if at least 40% of its student population qualifies for Free or Reduced Breakfast/Lunch. All of the schools in Spencer County qualify as Title I School-Wide Programs this school-year.
The primary focus of Title I is to help disadvantaged students reach grade-level proficiency, especially in the areas of reading and math. Title I funds are used to provide high-quality educational support to students regardless of race, gender or socio-economic level. These funds are used in Spencer County to provide educational support to students with teachers, para-professionals and instructional materials.
Parent involvement is also a major focus of Title I. Parents and guardians are encouraged to be involved in the instructional program and planning process of their child’s school. Research indicates that parent involvement is one of the major factors in student learning.
Please see the back of this letter for more information on the Title I and No Child Left Behind programs. If you have a question or need more information, please contact Mary Lynn Martin, who is the Title I Coordinator for Spencer County (502-477-3255 or mary.martin@Spencer.kyschools.us).
Charles Adams, Superintendent
Title I and No Child Left Behind
In February 2012, The United States Department of Education (USDE) granted the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) a waiver on several provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Below you will find an overview of the waiver provisions.
Notice to Parents –NCLB requires school districts to notify parents if any school or the district itself has been targeted for improvement. This provision has been waived and districts are no longer required to notify parents of the school or district status.
Public School Choice – NCLB requires school districts to offer students attending schools that have been targeted for improvement the opportunity to attend another public school, which is not targeted for improvement. This provision has been waived and districts are no longer required to offer this option.
Supplemental Education Services (SES) – NCLB requires school districts to offer students attending schools that are in their second year of ‘improvement’ status (or higher), to have the opportunity to receive no-cost tutoring services (SES). This provision has been waived and districts are no longer required to offer this service.
Additional information concerning Kentucky’s NCLB waiver application and/or its provisions can be found on the KDE website (http://www.education.ky.gov.KDE/) and/or the USDE website (http://www.ed.gov/esea/flexibility). If you have questions or concerns about the NCLB or Title I in Spencer County, you may contact Mary Lynn Martin/Title I Coordinator at Spencer County High School (502-477-3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org)