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Title I

Title I Introduction

Title I

What is Title I?  How can it help my child?

Title I is a federally funded education program that works to give all children a chance to learn at higher academic standards. Its purpose is to prevent failure by ensuring that more children experience success in school.

Sometimes children need assistance to meet the standards Ohio has set for all children including children who:

  • Have trouble reading
  • Read below their grade level
  • Have trouble understanding what they read
  • Have difficulty with math

What help does Title I provide?

Title I provides assistance in one or more academic areas.  Extra help includes:  

  • Additional teachers and assistants to work with very small groups or one-on-one
  • Additional training for staff
  • A variety of instructional strategies and materials
  • Smaller classes

What is a Title I Schoolwide Program?

Schoolwide programs were first authorized under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1978.

Schoolwide programs offer all the students in the building the chance to learn with a far wider array of options.  A framework for change is necessary, one based on high standards supporting comprehensive planning and continuous professional development with flexibility to draw on all resources and clear accountability for results.

Only buildings with a high number of students participating in the free and reduced-price lunch program are eligible to be schoolwide buildings.  

All Marion City Schools buildings currently receive free lunch through a government-based program.  At this time, all schools are considered Title I:

Benjamin Harrison Elementary (Schoolwide)

George Washington Elementary (Schoolwide)

Harding High School (Schoolwide)

James A. Garfield Elementary (Schoolwide)

Rutherford B. Hayes Elementary (Schoolwide)

Ulysses S. Grant Middle School (Schoolwide)

William H. Taft Elementary (Schoolwide)

William McKinley Elementary (Schoolwide)


What is the important information that parents need to know about Title I at Marion City Schools?

Please access the following documents for important parent information related to Title I at Marion City Schools:




How do I get more information about Title I at Marion City Schools?

For more information on Title I at Marion City Schools, please read our Title I Parent Handbook, or contact our Teaching and Learning Department at 740-223-4380.



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