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LAP & Title 1: Information for Parents

Who is eligible?
The Central Valley School District uses Title I and LAP resources primarily to assist elementary students who are at risk of not meeting the state’s performance standards in reading and writing. Students are identified for Title I or LAP services based on state and district assessment scores.

Each elementary school has an intervention team that coordinates the supplemental services provided to students by Title I and LAP staff. Intervention staff work closely with classroom teachers to identify eligible students and the most effective supplemental service and delivery model.

All CVSD elementary schools have Learning Assistance Programs (LAP) but the grade levels served vary by the needs of the students at each building. Title I provides supplementary services to K-2 elementary students who attend schools with the highest levels of poverty and who are at risk of meeting the state’s challenging performance standards. CV’s Title I schools are: Adams, Broadway, Greenacres Elem., McDonald, Opportunity, Progress, South Pines, and University. Each Title I school creates its own Targeted Assistance Plan and Parent Involvement Plan with the help of parents/guardians of the children served by the program.
How do children receive services?
Eligible students may receive support during the day, before or after school, or in summer school. There are several delivery models for intervention, including pull-out in small groups, push-in to serve within a classroom, a hybrid of the pull-out and push-in, and one-to-three tutorial support from a paraprofessional in grades 3 and 4.

Title I and LAP services offered are in addition to the core curriculum provided to all students. The Central Valley School District uses evidence-based intervention materials for reading intervention.

All elementary reading intervention teachers, funded by either Title I or LAP, meet or exceed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Highly Qualified requirements and participate in additional professional development. All K-4 Literacy Paraeducators also meet or exceed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Highly Qualified requirements and participate in additional professional development.
How will I know if my child is receiving Title I or LAP services?
If your child receives additional academic support, you will be informed by either the reading intervention teacher or your child’s classroom teacher and updated through progress reports, report cards and other communications means. If you have additional questions about your child’s participation in the Title I or LAP program, please contact your school principal, or the Title I/LAP director.
How can I support my child’s learning?
Title I and LAP programs encourage families to be involved in their child’s education. Research shows that academic achievement improves significantly when parents are involved in school and at home. Families are invited to be involved in the following ways:
  • Read every day with your child.
  • Attend Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Assist your child with schoolwork and learning activities at home
  • Participate in school and district Title I and LAP parent events
  • Join your school’s Title I Targeted Assistance or Title I Parent Involvement planning team (if your child attends one of our Title I schools and currently receives Title I services)
  • Participate in your school’s School Improvement Plan process
  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom or during school events
  • Engage your child in conversation about what they are learning
  • Visit your local library to obtain a library card and check out books for reading together
Communicate with your child’s teacher and school staff when you have questions or concerns.