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Title I/Learning Assistance Programs provide supplemental reading and/or math support for selected students and schools. These programs serve specific schools that meet the criteria set by the federal and state governments.
In the Bellingham Public Schools we have five elementary schools that receive Federal Title I, Part A funds - Alderwood, Carl Cozier, Cordata, Roosevelt, and Sunnyland.
Title I services are provided to students in non-Title I schools who qualify as homeless status and are in need of additional academic support. Donna Ringwald (676-6891) manages our Title I Homeless Services and can be contacted by phoning Kris Newberry at 676-6542.
As per federal regulations, Title I funds are used to support the academic needs of qualifying students enrolled at private schools. Private schools must opt to participate in the program. All private schools are notifed annually with information on how to indicate their intent to participate. Vicki Adatto-Brown (676-6545) can be contacted for additional information.
OSPI has a written formal complaint process for resolving issues of violation of a Title I Federal regulation. If you have a concern with Title I services and/or regulations we encourage you to contact your child's Title I teaching team, your school's principal and/or the district's Title I office (676-6542). You can also access the Citizen's Complaint Process through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia. The link below has all of the information for filing a complaint through OSPI.
State Learning Assistance Program (LAP) funds in the Bellingham Public Schools are used to provide supplemental reading and math services to qualifying students at the elementary, middle and high schools. Students who are not yet at standard in reading benefit from the following supplemental, LAP funded services:
Each elementary school has a part time reading support person for working with students to support their reading development. The elementary LAP Reading Teachers provide supplemental instruction for striving readers. The intervention materials used for much of this instruction is Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Instruction (LLI) curriuclum.
Each middle school offers Read 180 as a part of their differentiated support for striving readers. American Re