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Title I Schoolwide

Welcome to the Lewistown Public Schools Title I Schoolwide information page.  While schools may have funding from more than one federal program, the vast majority of federal funding for our School District comes in the form of Title I Part A Funding.  As a district that has been approved as a Schoolwide Title I program, we work to meet the goals and objectives of that program by focusing our efforts across our district to educate all students.

The purpose of a Title I Schoolwide Program is "to improve academic achievement throughout a high-poverty school (one in which at least 40% of the students are from low-income families) so that all students, but particularly the lowest achieving students, demonstrate proficiency related to the State's academic standards."

Schools such as ours are part of a strategy for implementing comprehensive school change. Schoolwide Programs are allowed to use funds from Title I Part A, Title II and other federal education program funds and resources with regular and state resources.

The schoolwide process expects schools to participate in a comprehensive needs assessment.  Identified needs are to be used to develop goals and objectives to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on the state's academic achievement standards.

Additionally, parent involvement is expected to be very important in a schoolwide program.  In fact, one of the components of a schoolwide program requires the school to employ strategies to increase parental involvement. Consistent with the purpose stated above, all parents in a schoolwide program school are eligible to participate in parent involvement activities. Both the Office of Public Instruction and website have more information. You may visit them at the following location:

As a part of our program we provide copies of Title I documents or policies to help parents be notified and involved in our program.  Other documents relate to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) or Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) expectations, or are a part of our District Improvement Plan.