Title I and 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.

Title I in Bellingham Public Schools:

In the Bellingham Public Schools we have five elementary schools that receive Federal Title I, Part A funds – Alderwood, Birchwood, Carl Cozier, Cordata, and Roosevelt.

Annual notifications:

Title I & parent involvement:

Family Engagement is one of our key strategies in The Bellingham Promise.  We strive to partner with families through parent involvement activities, open communication, and welcoming schools.

Services for students who are experiencing homelessness:

Title I services are also provided to students in non-Title I schools who qualify for homeless status and are in need of additional academic support and resources.

Title I & private schools:

As per federal regulations, Title I funds are also used to support the academic needs of qualifying students enrolled at private schools. Private schools must opt in to participate in this program. All private schools are notified annually on how to indicate their intent to participate.

District & school report cards:

Complaint process – File a citizen’s complaint:

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (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 (360-676-6542). You can also access the citizen’s complaint process through the OSPI office in Olympia.  The links 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.

Elementary LAP reading support:

Each elementary school has a part-time reading support specialist who works with students to support their reading development. The elementary LAP reading specialists provide supplemental instruction for striving readers.

Middle school & high school LAP reading support:

Each middle school also offers Read 180 curriculum as a part of their differentiated support for striving readers.  American Reading curriculum is also used in some middle school reading support classes. Read 180 is also currently offered at Squalicum High School.



Tom Gresham
Director of Teaching and Learning

Debra Hampton
State and Federal Grants Manager

Evelyn Parbon

Administrative Assistant

360-676-6470 x6542