Title I is a federally-funded program, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of the legislation is to provide additional opportunities for students to meet grade-level expectations outlined in the Minnesota Academic Standards.
To qualify as aTitle I school,a percentage of students need to meet eligibility for education benefits.. Title I schools are required to write yearly goals to address its specific needs.
The Title I program creates learning opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to meet state standards in reading and math and makes conscious efforts to eliminate barriers.
- To provide support to students in meeting state standards in reading and math
- To supplement classroom reading and math instruction
- To involve families in their students’ education in as many ways as possible
How are the funds used?
- Additional staff for academic, attendance or mental health supports
- Resources and materials including additional staff, family engagement and more.
- Family engagement events
- Cultural or academic training for staff
Anyone who observes, detects or suspects improper use of taxpayer funds can make a report by calling 1-800-MIS-USED or 1-800-647-8133.
Two types of support
School-wide services are available to all students at the school.
School-wide Title I services:
- Forest Elementary
- Lakeview Elementary
- Meadow Lake Elementary
- Neill Elementary
- Noble Elementary
- Northport Elementary
- Sonnesyn Elementary
Targeted Assist Title I services:
- Robbinsdale Middle School
- Cooper High School
- Robbinsdale Highview Academy
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Academy
- King of Grace Evangelical Lutheran School
- Sacred Heart Catholic School
- St. Raphael Catholic School
Families Right to Know
Under ESSA, families with a student attending a Title I school have the right to request information about the professional qualifications of their student's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.
Families who would like to receive this information should write to the Human Resource Department, Attn: ESSA Teacher Qualifications, Robbinsdale Area Schools, 4148 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55427.
Families have the right to ask for the following information about each of their student’s teachers:
- Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status, through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived
- Whether the teacher holds proper certification for the subjects or content they are teaching
- Whether the student receives services from paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.