Welcome to the LCIS Title I Web Page. The purpose of a school wide Title I program is to improve the entire educational curriculum in a school, which should result in high levels of academic success for all students, particularly the lowest achieving students. The goal is to assist those students in demonstrating proficiency on academic standards. All staff, resources, and classes are part of an overall school wide program.

LCIS has always made a deep commitment to the educational development of its students. Through the use of a variety of funds, we are able to support additional reading and math instruction assistance to children on an individual or small group basis. Here at LCIS we support all students and in all grades through our Title I program. We utilize a variety of curriculums, resources, assessments, materials, and staff to meet the needs of all students. Here is a list of the different intervention curriculums we have available to all of our students:

  • Reading/Language
    • Wonder Works
    • All About Reading
    • FCRR Phonemic Awareness interventions
    • Heggerty Phonemic Awareness activities
    • Interventions specifically tailored to meet areas identified in the NWEA, Dyslexia Screener and Arkansas Rapid Naming screener
  • Math
    • Khan Academy
    • IXL Mathematics
    • Classroom based assessments
    • Interventions specifically targeted to meet student learning deficits

Parents are the first and most important teachers of their children; therefore, the school supports a strong school and home connection. Our school’s Title I funds make it possible to offer many opportunities for families to support education. These include family nights, workshops and opportunities to learn the most effective ways to assist your child’s reading and math progress at home. Watch for events to be planned throughout the school year.

Our entire school is committed to enhancing each and every child’s reading and math skills by meeting needs at his/her current level, and improving those skills to the highest possible level. Based on standard testing given to all students, those who would benefit also receive additional customized reading or math instruction in a small group setting. These groups are led by certified teachers and/or highly qualified instructional assistants.

These assessments include:

  • NWEA
  • TRC/Scholastic Next Steps Benchmarks
  • Scholastic Next Steps Benchmarks
  • WIDA levels
  • STAR
  • Classroom assessments (all grades)

Progress Monitoring for student growth and RtI data:

  • Informal observations & anecdotal notes
  • NWEA Growth assessments

Have more questions about our Title I program? Contact Joanne Symcox at 812-807-6002 JSymcox@LCIS.education

Lawrence County Independent Schools – Title One Parent Compact

Families and schools must work together to help students achieve high academic standards.  Through a process that included teachers, families, students and community representatives, the following are agreed upon roles and responsibilities that we, as partners, will carry out to support student success in school and in life.

Staff Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Provide a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Teach classes with an interesting and challenging curriculum that promotes student achievement.
  • Motivate my students to learn.
  • Set high expectations and help every child be successful in meeting the Indiana academic achievement standards.
  • Communicate frequently and meet annually with families about student progress and the school – parent compact.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, participate, and observe in my classroom.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities that improve teaching and learning and support the formation of partnerships with families and the community.
  • Actively participate in collaborative decision making with parents and school colleagues to make our school accessible and welcoming for families.
  • Respect the school, students, staff, and families.

Student Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Come to school ready to learn and work hard.
  • Bring necessary materials, completed assignments and homework.
  • Know and follow school and class rules.
  • Communicate regularly with my parents and teachers about school experiences so that they can help me to be successful in school.
  • Limit my TV watching, video game playing, and internet usage.
  • Study or read every day after school
  • Respect the school, classmates, staff and families.

Family / Parent Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Provide a quiet time and place for homework and monitor TV viewing.
  • Read to my child or encourage my child to read every day (20 minutes, K-3, and 30 minutes for grades 4-6).
  • Ensure that my child attends school every day and gets adequate sleep, regular medical attention and proper nutrition.
  • Regularly monitor my child’s progress in school.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in decisions about my child’s education.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences.
  • Communicate the importance of education and learning to my child.
  • Respect the school, staff, students, and families

Title I Complaint Procedure

Definition of a Complaint

A complaint is a signed, written statement that includes: 1) an allegation that a requirement applicable to the Title I local educational agency (LEA) program has been violated; and 2) information the supports the allegation.

Who May Complain

Any parent, teacher, other concerned individual(s), or organization(s) may file a complaint.

All complaints must:

  • Be written;
  • Be signed by the person or agency representative filing the complaint and include contact information;
  • Specify the requirement of law or regulation being violated regarding the provision of Title I services and the related issue, problem, and/or concern;
  • Contain information/evidence supporting the complaint; and
  • State the nature of the corrective action desired.

Complaint Procedure

  1. Receiving Complaints: Complaints should be formally registered with Head of Schools.
  2. Investigating Complaints: Upon receipt of the written complaint within fifteen (15) business days.
  3. Resolving Complaints: The LEA will resolve the complaint within sixty (60) business days.
  4. Appealing Complaints: If the LEA fails to resolve the complaint or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complainant can appeal to the Indiana Department of Education’s Title Grants and Support division.