Title I at O'Connor Elementary

What is Title I?

Title I is a section of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in which monies are provided to schools based on the percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch.O’Connor Elementary School receives additional supplemental funds through a Title I grant from the federal government to provide extra supplementary services for all our students. Your child benefits directly from this extra help. At O’Connor these funds along with other federal resources are consolidated to support school-wide positive change. Funds are used to:

·Hire highly qualified personnel including Para-Professionals to assist classroom teachers with instruction and a Computer Technician

·  Provide Professional development for teachers and staff to implement best practices and support district initiatives

· Purchase supplemental instructional materials and resources as well as technology

·  Increase parental involvement and support

·  Ensure high-quality school-wide programs

We are pleased to have these funds to provide high quality instruction for all our students.

O'Connor School-wide Program

Title I funds help assist teachers in their task of ensuring our students master the Arizona Standards in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics and achieve academic success through high-quality programs.  Each quarter, a committee of staff and parents in conjunction with O.C.E.L.O.T.- the O'Connor Council for the Enhancement of Learning Opportunities Team- reviews student achievement data to align the Title I budget with appropriate programming, making modifications as needed, and ensures we are in compliance with federal guidelines.  The complete O'Connor School Integrated Action Plan (SIAP) is updated quarterly and available for your review.

Parental Involvement

The O'Connor Elementary School teachers and administration share the responsibility with parents for high student achievement.  The Parental Involvement Policy was developed by parents and staff to demonstrate how we can work together to ensure student success.  The Parent-School Compact is an agreement between O'Connor Elementary School Staff, Parents, and Students.  We are committed to our students and believe a partnership between the school and home is essential to the success of a child.  Together, we can make a difference. (Politica De Participacion De Padres y Compromiso Padre ~ Escuela)

Parents' Right To Know

Title I Schoolwide and/or Target Assistance Programs


We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the Every Students Succeeds Act, 2015, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher.  Specifically, you may request the following:

Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

 Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria has been waived.

The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.


If you would like to receive this information, please contact your school’s principal, Scott Eshman, at 480-472-7850 and he will be happy to assist you.


Derecho de los padres en conocer ~Programa Título I en toda la escuela y Programa Título I para cumplir objetivos

Nos complace informarle en conformidad con la ley Cada Estudiante Tiene Exito, 2015, usted tiene el derecho de solicitar información sobre los títulos profesionales del maestro de su hijo. Específicamente, puede solicitar lo siguiente:

  Si el maestro ha cumplido los requisitos estatales y criterios de licenciatura para los niveles de estudios y áreas de asignaturas en las que el maestro proporciona instrucción.

  Si el maestro está enseñando bajo un certificado de enseñanza alternativa u otro estado provisional a través de que el requisito estatal o criterio de licenciatura han sido renunciados.

  El título de licenciatura del maestro y cualquier otro certificado de graduación o título que tiene el maestro, y el campo de la disciplina de la certificación o título.

  Si el niño reciba servicios de un paraprofesional (un ayudante capacitado para ayudar a una persona profesional) y, si es así, sus títulos/certificaciones.

Si desea recibir esta información, por favor comuníquese con el director de la escuela Scott Eshman al 480-472-7850, y él/ella estará encantado de ayudarle.

Title I at O'Connor Video
Free & Reduced Lunch Application

O'Connor Title I and
School Improvement Specialist

Cherie (Mason) Kaufman

District Title I Office

McKinney-Vento Homeless Family Liaison

Move On When Reading (MOWR)

3rd grade Retention Law A.R.S. 15-701: Information from AZ Department of Education


Parents of students in KDG through 3rd grade, please read-
**Letter from MPS Superintendency - English / Spanish

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Reading Connections- Tips for Reading Success

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