The Freeport Area School District offers Title I services and programs to elementary-school aged students. Title I is a 100% Federally funded supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to help ensure that all students “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” (U.S. Department of Education, 2014). In buildings with 40% or more of the student population defined as economically challenged, LEAs may create Schoowide Programs and use the funds to meet the needs of all students in the school with programming and curricular upgrades, as determined through a comprehensive needs assessment. In buildings with less than 40% of the student population defined as economically challenged, targeted programs are designed to help specific children, as determined through academic need.
South Buffalo Elementary School qualifies to operate a Schoolwide Title I program, and Buffalo Elementary operates as a Title I “like” program. Both schools provide supplemental reading services as a component of an overall English Language Arts curricular program. For more information about the Freeport Area School District’s Title I programs and services, click the links on the left side of this page, or contact the School District’s Title I Coordinator, Jeffrey S. Lesko, at 724-295-9510 or by email.