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Title I

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.Title I is a program that provides extra academic support and learning opportunities for children farthest from meeting challenging state standards.

Which schools are eligible to receive Title I funding?
Seymour Jackson Elementary, Seymour Redding Elementary, and Margaret R. Brown Elementary are designated as Title 1 Schools. The State uses Census data to determine the amount of Title I money the district and school receives. To learn more about each school, visit the school's individual information page by clicking on the tab above with the school's name.

How does Title 1 help schools?
Title I helps schools by supplementing the regular education program and by helping students meet the Indiana Academic Standards. Seymour Community Schools' Title 1 Program includes the following services:

Instructional Coaches at each Title I Building
Parent Workshops & Parent Involvement Activities
Summer Parent Involvement Packet Mailings
Instructional Assistants to help with Small Group Instruction

Which students receive Title I services?
The Title 1 eligible schools in Seymour have school-wide programs. The purpose of a school-wide program is to upgrade the instructional program of the whole school, not targeted student populations. All students within the school are eligible to receiver services through Title I.

What role do parents play?
Parental involvement is an important component of Title I.
Parents are needed for:
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Participation
  • Partnering
  • Program Evaluation

If you are a parent of a student in a Title 1 school and would like to become involved in any of the Title 1 programs, please contact your child's school or Katie Leitzman at  812-522-3340

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Adrianne Hernandez
Superintendent Assistant

Seymour Community Schools

Seymour Central Service Center
1420 Corporate Way

Seymour, IN  47274
Voice:  812-522-3340
Fax: 812-522-8031