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District Wide Broadcast Message

Ontario School District

Title I-A

What is Title I-A?

Title I-A is a federal education program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This program provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The U.S. Department of Education provides Title I funds to states to give to school districts based on the number of children from low-income families in each district.
The majority of Title I-A funds are passed on to Title I-A schools to support the hiring of instructional assistants.  In addition, Title I-A funds are used to support supplementary activities such as: program administrative support, District Mc-Kinney Vento Liaison, Parent Involvement Coordinator, parent involvement activities, instructional coaches, and more.

Title I-A SchoolWide Programs

A SchoolWide program is built on school-wide reform strategies, rather than separate, add-on services. A school is allowed to use funds from Title I, Part A and other federal education program funds and resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for all the students.
Schools identified as title I-A SchoolWide Programs are:

Title I-A Targeted Assistance School Programs

The term “targeted assistance” signifies that the services are provided to a select group of children; those identified as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the state’s challenging content and student performance standards, rather than for overall school improvement, as in school-wide programs. A targeted assistance school differs from a school-wide program school in several significant respects:
  • Part A funds may be used in targeted assistance schools only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.
  • Part A funds must be used for services that supplement, and do not supplant, the services that would be provided, in the absence of the Part A funds, from non-federal sources.
  • Records must be maintained that document that Part A funds are spent on activities and services for only Part A participating students.
School identified as targeted assistance program is:
Ontario Middle School

Parent/Guardian Rights

Parent/Guardian Rights:
  • Right to request teacher qualifications
  • Request opportunities to meet with staff for parent involvement
  • Participate in decisions affecting your child
  • Review school's Title I-A program suggestions
  • Participate in school activities

Parent & Family Engagement and Partnership

Parental involvement always has been a centerpiece of Title I.
Parent and family involvement is defined as regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that parents:
  • Play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning
  • Are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school
  • Are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child

Title I-A Program Components

Title I-A Program Components
  • Design of Program
  • Assessments & Monitoring
  • Parent Involvement
  • Annual Review
Title I-A Diagram

OSD's Parent Involvement Policy

OSD School-Parent Compact

OSD Parent Involvement Plan

Contact US:

Contact US:

Anabel Ortiz-Chavolla
Director of Federal Programs 
(541) 889-5374
Cell: (541) 216-3237
Cathy Martinez
Federal Programs Assistant
(541) 889-5374