“It takes a village to raise a child."
This African proverb offers a timeless reminder that children will thrive only if their families and the whole of society is actively involved in the raising of that child. Active parental involvement in your child’s education is the key to their success. Along with your commitment, all of us in SUSD are dedicated to educating and supporting your child on their path to becoming a successful, contributing member of our community! All Hands Working Together!
SUSD Nutritional Services provides free meals to kids and teens under 18 years old all summer long.
Learn more about this program, locations, and times of service.
The purpose of Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (signed into law on December 10, 2015, replacing No Child Left Behind) is to “provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education and to close educational achievement gaps”. Title I provides technical assistance, service and support to our Title I schools to help ensure every child has access to an excellent education.
For U.S. Department of Education information on ESSA, please visit www.ed.gov/essa.
Title I-A is a section of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that established these programs. It is formula funded based on poverty levels, but the services provided are for students at-risk of meeting Arizona's K-12 Standards in reading and math, so that they can improve their skills, succeed in the regular classroom, and reach grade-level proficiency.
SUSD has nine schools that operate as Title I School-Wide Programs. A school with a Title I Schoolwide Program, which is primarily addressed in Section 1114 of Title I, Part A, is one that receives Part A funds “to upgrade the entire educational program of a school that serves an eligible school attendance area in which not less than 40 percent of the children are from low-income families, or not less than 40 percent of the children enrolled in the school are from such families”.
The focus of a Schoolwide Program is Comprehensive Schoolwide Reform to ensure all students – especially those considered most academically at-risk – are able to attain academic proficiency based upon state academic standards.
Each SUSD Title I school conducts a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) annually to identify strengths and needs in order to increase student achievement and strengthen school systems leading to sustainable improvement. For more information on the CNA: http://www.azed.gov/cna/
SUSD has one school that operates as a Title I Targeted Assistance Program. A school may become a Targeted Program once it has 35 percent of the students at the school receiving free and reduced lunch.
Title I Targeted Assistance Programs provide educational services to identified individual students. Students struggling in reading or math may benefit from supplemental services.
SUSD offers a Title I Prekindergarten program that provides a high-quality learning environment to our youngest children, particularly those with high needs.
"To ensure that homeless children and youth have access to a free, appropriate public education, comparable to that provided to the children of any Arizona resident and consistent with Arizona's mandatory school attendance laws."
SUSD Homeless Liaison - Clinical Services Coordinator - Shannon Cronn, Ed. S. 480-484-5094
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), contains key provisions to promote educational stability and success for students in foster care. ESSA requires state and local educational agencies to collaborate with child welfare agencies to effectively address the educational needs of children in foster care.
Arizona Department of Education, Parent Gateway - Resources available to better prepare your child(ren) for success in school, college, career and life.
Read On Arizona - Read On Arizona is committed to helping create an early literacy system that delivers the right program at the right time for every child.
Quick and Helpful Information - 2-1-1 Arizona Community Information and Referral Services - 211arizona.org Dial 2-1-1 within Arizona or 877-211-8661 from anywhere in the United States to find help as soon as possible.
Family and Community Engagement - A key component of an effective Title I School Program is increasing Parent and Community Engagement in the education of children. Arizona believes Parent and Community Engagement will lead to the successful education of students.
Title I Coordinator/ Pre-K Coordinator
Title I Fiscal Support Coordinator
Title I Administrative Support Coordinator