Federal Programs

What is Title I?

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. Schools are identified as Title I based upon their school's percentage of students who are eligible for free and reduced lunches. Once a school is identified as Title I by proving economic need (a high percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunches), the educational needs of each child in the school building are then examined, regardless of the child's free/reduced lunch status.

The Red Lion Area School District Title I Program is a school-wide assistance program in which all students in grades K through 6 who are enrolled in a Title I building may receive Title I services. These services are provided to address students' needs in the area of English Language Arts. Students are eligible to receive supplemental instructional services and activities which support these students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in the areas of reading and writing.

All of our elementary schools are approved as Title I schools, except for Locust Grove Elementary.  If you have a specific question regarding a school's Title I program, please contact the building principal or reading specialist at any of our schools.

The Red Lion Area School District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy & School-Home Compacts will be posted in September on the home webpage of our Title I buildings.  These documents encourage parents to be actively involved in their child's education.
Title I School-Home Compact
The Title I School-Home Compact for each Title I building is found under the "About" section on the building home page. Each compact outlines the ways in which parents, school staff, and students will share in the responsibility of improving student academic achievement, as well as the methods by which the school and parents will build a partnership designed to help children attain Pennsylvania’s high academic standards.

Title I Parent Resource Center 

Each of our elementary schools houses a Parent Resource Center which contains information on how parents can help children at home.  Please see your building principal or reading specialist for more assistance in this resource center.