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Title I State & Federal Programs

Valerie Harper
Director of State & Federal Programs
6610 Sanborn Road
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
440-661-4348 ext. 83263
Vision Statement:
AACS will be a distinguished, diverse community that prides itself on using teamwork to support students as they realize their potential to achieve success.
Mission Statement:
TOGETHER – Preparing EVERY student for future success.
Title I Program Definition:
Title I is a Federal aid program through which most Ohio school districts receive funding to provide supplemental instruction for those students who qualify. The allocation of funds for each school district is based on a legislative formula dependent upon the distribution of low-income children and state per-pupil expenditures. However, Title I services are provided for all children who qualify as needing assistance in language arts or mathematics regardless of income.
Title I Program Purpose:

The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Schools: Schools are eligible for Title I services if 35% or more of the students are on free/reduced lunch (Public Law 103-382); and schools are eligible for school-wide projects if 40% or more students are on free/reduced lunch.

District: The District through its analysis of data, student service needs, and planning with the funds available, determines the appropriate programs and the grade levels it will focus on to improve student achievement. While all buildings in a district may be eligible to be served by Title I funds, the District may concentrate on particular buildings identified as having the greatest student need.
The Ashtabula Area City School District utilizes all of its Title I funds to provide services in each of its buildings:  Huron Primary, Michigan Primary, Ontario Primary, Erie Intermediate, Superior Intermediate, Lakeside Junior High, and Lakeside High School.