Title I is the federal program that provides funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of students. Title I funds are allocated to those schools with the highest concentration of low-income families. It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965.
Each school year Title I schools are determined through a data and reporting process submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Education.
2019-2020 Title I Schools:
Title I Services:
Targeted Reading Assistance
Selection is based on a student’s classroom performance and reading, writing, listening, and speaking assessment results. Parental involvement in the selection process is required for students in grades K-2. Students receive focused and direct small group instruction from a Reading Specialist until their individual goals have been achieved. E.T. Wyman, Hoxsie and Scott Elmentary Schools are administering Targeted Assistance Programs.
School Wide Program
We have three schools operating the School Wide model. They are Lippitt, Norwood and Oakland Beach Elementary Schools. Schools that run a School Wide Program identify the areas in need of increasing student achievement and use the Title I funds for supports and strategies that are beyond what is sustained by the district.
Cameron Kadek, our Title I Family Facilator conducts and coordinates parent-child workshops, parent trainings, and guest speakers throughout the year to help foster a love of learning and support classroom education. Program information can be found in the Title I Newsletters or by visiting our Title I Family Programs page via the button below.
The Title I Preschool at Oakland Beach School offers two half-day preschool classes for children who turn 4 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment year and live in a Title I school area. This program is offered at no cost to parents and also features a three-session parent program component. The curriculum is based on the Rhode island Early learning and Development Standards. Please call Carol Maloney at (401) 298-4034 or email Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Title I District Advisory Council meets twice a year to review policy and programs related to Title I and to make recommendations for changes, as needed. Dr. Anne Siesel recently attended a meeting on changes to Title I as a result of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The way we allocate funds must change so your participation this year is even more important. If you are interested or want more information, please contact the Title I Office at 401-298-4034.
Warwick Parents as Teachers is a family visiting program that focuses on ways parents can interact with their children to support development, work through parenting questions and concerns, and build a healthy environment for their family. The program is open to all Warwick families with children ages prenatal to 5 years (Kindergarten entry). There is no cost to participate. For more information or to enroll in the program contact the Federal Programs Office (401) 298-4034, and for more on the nationwide program visit Parentsasteachers.org.
- Staying with friends or relatives because you lost your own housing
- In a shelter, motel, hotel, vehicle, or campground
- In other temporary accommodations
Your children have the right to…
- Enroll in school without delay even if you do not have the usual school and medical records at the time
- Stay in their current school or attend a school near to where you are staying now
- Get transportation assistance to and from school
- Get a school breakfast and lunch at no cost
- Other services from the Warwick CARES Program
Transitional Advocate, Warwick Public Schools: Mrs. Carol Marginson – (401) 486-5284