TITLE I/LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Title I & Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
Learning Support Programs (LSP):
Battle Ground Public Schools support students struggling to meet the state’s academic standards and graduation requirements. The district receives grant funding from the state and federal governments for this goal. Title I and the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) are two of the programs offered in our district by Learning Support Programs.
The primary focus of the Title I/LAP program is early reading intervention and math in grades K-4.
What is Title I?
Title I was introduced under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 and was augmented by the 2001 “No Child Left Behind” Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law December 10, 2015, and reauthorizes the (ESEA). This program provides financial assistance to public schools with high numbers or percentages of low income children to help ensure that all students meet academic content and achievement standards.
Additional information can be found in the brochures below.
What is LAP?
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) provides additional academic reading support to students who are achieving below grade level on state and district assessments.
Title I/LAP Contact Information:
Title I/LAP Office (360) 885-5428
Family Involvement and Information
District Family Involvement Policy Available for Review
Interested parents are invited to get a copy of the District’s Family Involvement Policy, No. 4130, at any school office or by clicking here and scrolling down to Policy 4130 (Parental Involvement). Comments and suggestions may be sent to Dr. Jill C. Smith, Executive Director of Educational Services, P.O. Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (360) 885-5414.
Professional Qualifications of Teachers
Parents of children attending Title I, Part A schools have the right to request and receive information about the qualifications of the educators who teach students' core subjects--reading, English language arts, and mathematics. The same applies to paraprofessionals who provide instruction to students.
At a minimum, the information given to you must explain these three essential components of an educator's qualifications. Whether the student's teacher
Read the brochure below for more information on parent's rights to be informed.
- Has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
- Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
Citizen Complaint Against Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
- A citizen complaint is a statement that OSPI has violated a federal or state law, or regulation that applies to a federal program.
- Anyone can file a citizen complaint.
- There is no special form.
- There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.
- Handout for Citizen Complaint Against OSPI