Title 1 is a part of the federal aid program that comes under the Elementary and Secondary Act. The funds afford school districts with the opportunity to provide supplementary educational services in the areas of reading and mathematics.
In the Penn-Delco School District, three schools receive services with Title 1 funds: Northley Middle School, Coebourn Elementary School, and Parkside Elementary School. At Northley, the students have an additional period of reading or mathematics in their daily schedule. It is noted as Reading Workshop or Mathematics Workshop. In the elementary schools, the program is known as Reading Club. The students participate in a pull-out program where they receive instruction in a small group with the Reading Specialist out of the classroom or an in-class model where the Reading Specialist co-teaches with the classroom teacher during the reading period. The instruction is on a daily basis. The Title 1 teachers work in close collaboration with the classroom teachers so that instruction complements the grade level program. The Title 1 program supports the language arts and mathematics standards at each grade level.The students must qualify for the Title 1 program. At the end of each year, data is collected on students who have been recommended for the program. This data includes standardized testing (PSSA and MAP), district assessments, and teacher recommendation. Qualification must be done on a yearly basis. The information that is collected provides a profile of the student’s strengths and needs. When the student becomes part of the program this data is used to plan for instruction.Parent Involvement Policy: DistrictDanielle Murray, Title 1 Supervisordmuray@pdsd.org or 610-497-6300 Ext. 1352