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Title I Program

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act, is the largest federal aid program for K-12 schools. It was established to ensure that all children 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.

Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, most commonly for instruction in reading and mathematics. Although districts and schools may use Title I funds to serve children from preschool age through high school, EPS currently serves grades K-5 in 14 of our elementary schools.

Title I also provides support to students in private schools and homeless programs.

Parents of children enrolled in a Title I school may request information concerning the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and/or para professionals including the degrees held, certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in the area he/she is teaching.  Requests for this information may be submitted to the school principal.

Parent input and involvement in developing Title I services is highly encouraged.

Click here for the District's Parent Involvement Policy (4130)

Complaints Related to Federal Programs

A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation that applies to a federal program.

  • Anyone can file a citizen complaint.
  • There is no special form.
  • There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.

For more information, go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx

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LAP Program

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is Washington’s state-funded program that provides additional academic support to eligible students.

Eligible students are defined as those achieving below grade level on the state’s assessment and 11th and 12th grade students at risk of not graduating.  In addition, achievement on a district assessment of basic skills may also be considered.

LAP funds are provided to districts to support programs K-12 in reading, writing, mathematics, and readiness for those subjects, with priority to K-4 Literacy.

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