Title One

Schools that are considered to be located in high poverty areas are usually eligible for Title I funding.  Title I federal funding is made available to a school when at least 35% of their total population receives Free and Reduced Meals services.  PES is considered to be Title I because approximately 70% of our student population receives free or reduced meals.

This money should be used to provide additional materials for the school that would not be routinely provided by the district or county of which they are a part.

At PES, these federal dollars come in the form of extra materials such as books and manipulatives that support learning, some educational assistant and teacher positions, and money for parental involvement activities as well as our SMART technology in Kindergarten through Grade 3 classrooms.

You have the opportunity to learn more about Title I during PTA meetings and parent workshops.