Title 1 Services for WPS Students
Title I provides supplemental programs and resources to school to increase student academic achievement. The U.S. Department of Education provides federal Title I funds to states to give to school districts based on the number of children from low-income families in each district.
Waltham's Title I program offers schoolwide supports to improve the overall academic programs at the following schools:
- Kennedy Middle School
- McDevitt Middle School
- Northeast Elementary
- Plympton Elementary
- Stanley Elementary
- Whittemore Elementary
- Waltham Dual Language School
Resources provided include additional support staff, professional development training, and supports to improve teacher quality and effectiveness, and materials and resources to students and classrooms. In addition, Title I provides before, after, and extended year academic programs district-wide, based on State School Accountability Status (Levels 2-5). Community outreach includes coordination of efforts with Even Start, school health services, the Waltham Public Library, Healthy Waltham, and the Waltham Partnership for Youth.
Linda Spruce, Title I Secretary
Shelly Chin, Administrator of Grants & Communications, MKV Liaison
Schoolwide programs are not required to identify and select individual students for Title I services since the entire school population benefits from the schoolwide program. Therefore, all students are identified as Title I.
Each school has a Parent/Guardian Compact and Parent Involvement Policy.
Please review the documents and sign and return the Parent/Guardian Compact to your school.