Title I Program Information
Custer Elementary School is currently operating as a School-wide Title 1 school. The Title I School-wide Program has allowed us to serve all students in reading, writing, and math. This allows us to better serve all of the students at Custer.
Method of Delivery
All schools must ensure that services provided by Title I personnel, regardless of the model of delivery used, are supplemental.
Title I services are supplemental in terms of greater instructional intensity and opportunity to learn.
The Mandan Public Schools provides pullout, in-class, and extended year programs. These methods are chosen by the principal and Title I Staff. Each school chooses what method they feel will be most effective for their students.
Annual Review Meeting
Custer Elementary School is required to hold an annual review meeting to review all the components of our Title I program such as the student selection process, professional development, the parent involvement policy, the compact, classroom teacher communication, assessment methods, service methods, curriculum, and any other items important to the operation of our Title I programs. This meeting is conducted in the spring of each school year.
Custer Elementary School must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for children participating in Title I activities, services and programs. These compacts have outlined how parents, the school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and also build a school-parent partnership.
Research has strongly linked the correlation between parental involvement and student academic success. Custer Elementary School values and promotes parental involvement.
Research shows that children do better in school when parents talk often with teachers and become involved in the school. There are many ways that parents and teachers can communicate with each other, rather than relying on the scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Close communications between parents and teachers can help the student.
Another good investment in your child's education is to volunteer. Depending upon parent's availability, interests, and the needs of the school, the opportunities are endless. Some suggestions include lunchroom monitor, tutoring, library aide, and a classroom speaker on a specific topic of interest. Parents should take stock of their skills and interests to volunteer. School personnel may not know what parents want to do as a volunteer.
Custer Elementary School has developed a Parental Involvement Action Plan that incorporates parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making and collaborating.