Welcome to the Title I Page!


Title I is a program at Douglass Valley, and it has allowed us to hire additional staff to assist students in the areas of Reading and Math. This allows us to further differentiate the interventions we can offer at Douglass Valley to best meet your student’s needs, while they are here!


Douglass Valley Elementary is a targeted assistance Title I School.  What does that mean?

The Title I program is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.  A school that has been identified as Title I receives additional federal funding.  The funding is used toward:

·         additional research-based training for teachers and specialists

·         supplemental and instructional programs and materials to be used with Title I students

·         parental involvement

·         other resources to support student learning and growth


Should your student fall below certain cutpoints on state approved assessments he/she will be identified as a Title I student, and will have access to the wide-variety of supports that we have at Douglass Valley.  Once a student has qualified for the program, they will be included in the program for the duration of the school year.



Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, defined some environmental elements that contribute to good readers:


1. The child is read to daily.

2. A wide variety of printed material is available at home (books from the library, newspaper ads, cereal boxes, the list goes on and on).

3. Adults in the home stimulate the child's interest in reading and writing by taking the child to the library, buying books, and displaying homework.


All readers need positive reinforcement. Learning to read truly is a massive task, so praise your child for all successes, whether big or small. Tell your child he or she is doing well, trying hard, and learning. Tell your child how proud you are.


We are happy help you learn how to read to your child. We can also help you learn how to work with your pre-reader, assist you in learning how to work with your beginning reader, support you with maintaining your student’s present reading skill, and provide you ideas of how you can push your reluctant and struggling readers. Please feel free to contact us at any time for specific information or with any questions you may have. 

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