Title I Program

What Is Title I?

Title I is the largest federal grant program used to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high quality education. Title I is a part of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act that was passed in 1965. This grant provides extra academic support and learning opportunities for children who are most at-risk of failing state and local standards.

How Does Title I Help Our Schools?

SOCS augments the educational program through the use of Federal funds and in accordance with Title I. Title I grant funds are used to supplement state and local funds at Gosport, McCormick’s Creek, Patricksburg, and Spencer Elementary. This grant provides for supplemental resources and services which support school and corporation improvement goals. These include interventionist positions, staff professional development, the improvement of curriculum and instruction, intervention materials, parent involvement activities, and tutoring opportunities for students in grades K-6 at each elementary school. In addition, it supports the expansion of technology resources used for instruction and remediation at each of these schools.

These schools utilize a tiered approach (RtI Model), in reading and math in order to meet the unique needs of students. Formative assessments such as mCLASS and Acuity provide the benchmark and progress monitoring information necessary to fully differentiate, remediate, and monitor student learning.

Title I Parents’ Right to Know Letter

Title I School-Parent Compact


Performance Data

Information about the performance of Spencer-Owen Community Schools can be found on the Indiana Department of Education Compass website
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