Deer Valley Unified School District has thirteen Title I schools. These schools are identified to receive Title I funding based on free and reduced lunch percentages. Schools that have 40% or more of their students receiving free or reduced lunch receive Title I funding.
Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding (Title I dollars) to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars are used for…
– Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these student’s meet the State’s challenging content standards.
– Purchasing supplemental staff/programs/materials/supplies
– Conducting parental Involvement meetings/trainings/activities
– Recruiting/Hiring/Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers
All Title I schools in Deer Valley are Schoolwide Programs. This means the Title programs serve all children in a school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall Schoolwide program. The purpose is to generate high levels of academic achievement in core subject areas for all students, especially those students most in need.
Deer Valley schools set aside 1% of the Title I for parental involvement. All Title I schools emphasize bringing in parents as academic partners and each school receives funding to further this partnership.