The purpose of Title I is to provide opportunities for children in economically deprived areas as determined by the number of students receiving free and reduced meals. The intent of the program is to acquire mastery of basic reading and math skills. Preston County's Title I funds are distributed to each individual Title I school with funds budgeted to each school according to the results of each school's needs assessments.
For the 2009-2010 school year, seven elementary schools were school-wide Title I projects. Title I funded 27 positions to provide administrative, counseling, teaching, and early intervention services to Preston County students.
Staff Development and Parent Involvement are major components of Title I programs. During 2009-2010 Title I teachers received staff development on the requirements of No Child Left Behind, strategies for helping parents help their children with reading and math at home, phonemic awareness, scientifically based reading research, and math intervention strategies. Title I staff also attended local, regional, state, and national conferences on best practices for improving student learning.
Preston County's Title I Program also funds:
It is further noted that all Title I program planning is driven by comprehensive site-based needs.
The Title II funds were used to provide stipends and expenses for professional staff development.
Title III is mandated for an Alternative Language Program or English as the Second Language Program.
The Preston County Safe and Drug-Free Schools initiative is a countywide safe school program committed to providing programs to prevent violence in and around schools and to prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The initiative is supported by federal funds and monitored by the West Virginia Department of Education.
Steve Wotring - Coordinator
Title I Programs; School Choice/SES; Elementary Curriculum 1-6; Elementary Student Teachers; Strategic Planning; Parent Involvement; Elementary trips (cur, co. extra); Elementary Summer School; OEPA Compliance; Elementary contest/activities; School Improvement-Elementary; Textbooks Elementary; Other duties as assigned
304-329-0580 x 222
Susan Hooton - Secretary
Title I programs, Elementray/Vocational/Secondary Education Curriculum, Maintenance/Buildings & Grounds Secretary
304-329-0580 x 213