Title I Private Schools

Lynn Dillon, Pat Wise & Karla Stokes ELA Resource Teachers

Carol Cherry Math ResourceTeacher

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Why does Mesa Public Schools provide Title I Services to Private Schools?

What Private Schools does Mesa provide service to?

Why aren't Charter Schools provided service from Mesa?

How are students determined to be eligible?

In what grades are students eligible?

How often is the Title I teacher required to see the students?

What educational services are provided?

Where are the Title I services located?

How many students are being serviced this year?

How many teachers are servicing these students?

Answers to FAQs:

Why does Mesa Public Schools provide Title I services to Private Schools? Top
Section 1117(a)(3), ESSA, requires each participating public school district to provide eligible Private School children who live in an elementary and junior high Title I school boundary, but choose to attend a Private School, services for academically at-risk students equitable to those provided to the public school children. The services are considered to be assistance to students. NOT Private Schools.

What Private Schools does Mesa provide service to? Top
2018-2019 eligible schools include:
                                                                         Students Receiving Title I Services                                                                                                                                                           

  • Christ the King Catholic School                                     
  • Faith Christian School 
  • Montessori International School                                                                                                     
  • Pilgrim Lutheran School                                                  
  • Queen of Peace Catholic School                                  
  • Redeemer Christian School                                                                                         
  • St. Timothy Catholic School
  • Tempe Montessori School (Mesa District Boundaries)                                           

Why aren't Charter Schools provided service from Mesa? Top
Charter Schools are not considered Private Schools. They are Public Schools.

How are students determined to be eligible? Top
Teachers submit student names to the Title I teacher. Names and addresses are checked by the Research and Evaluation Department for students living in a Title I public school boundary. If students live in district boundaries and exhibit academic concerns, private school can request that a DIBELS test and/or Math Diagnostic is administered. Those failing in the at-risk category will be serviced. Achievement test scores are also used in determining eligibility.

In what grades are students eligible? Top
Students are eligible in grades K-8.

How often is the Title I teacher required to see the students? Top
Eligible Title I students attend up to an hour of intervention each week.

What educational services are provided? Top
Students are provided supplemental materials and instruction by an appropriately certified teacher. IPads will be an additional service provided in the following areas: phonemic awareness, DOLCH words, antonyms, homophones, comprehension strategies, and fluency; math strategies, math fluency, etc....

Where are the Title I services located? Top
Each school is required to provide a space for the Title I teacher and students.

How many students are being serviced this year? Top
In the participating schools, it depends on the students' needs to receive additional Title I services.

How many teachers are servicing these students? Top
In the 2018-2019 school year, the private school teachers are:  Lynn Dylon, Pat Wise, Carol Cherry and Karla Stokes.