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Title 1-A in the Oregon Trail School District
What is Title 1?
Title 1 is a federal program. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 is the most recent revision of Title 1. Title 1 provides extra funding for schools that have higher poverty rates. Its purpose is to help students in higher poverty schools attain the same high academic standards expected of all children. The funds are dispersed to school districts by the Oregon Department of Education based on district poverty levels. ODE uses data from the most recent U.S. census to determine poverty levels. 

Standards for staff in Title 1 schools 

Why do some schools get Title 1 services and others don’t?

There are very specific regulations that must be followed in deciding which schools will qualify as Title 1 Schools. The district must first determine the poverty rate of each school. A school must have at least 35% of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch to be considered for Title 1. OTSD has chosen to put its Title 1 monies at elementary schools based on research that consistently shows early intervention to be the most effective for students who struggle academically.
Which Oregon Trail schools qualify for Title 1 service?
Welches Elementary, Firwood Elementary, Sandy Grade, and Naas Elementary are the Title 1 schools in the Oregon Trail School District. Each school has a Schoolwide Title 1-A plan that is revised annually by a committee made up of school personnel and parents.         


Contact Information
District Title 1 Coordinator: Joan Knowlton
(503) 668-8065
Julie Barrett, Title 1 Teacher
(503) 622-3165
Deb Shaver, Title 1 Teacher
Kim Sanders, CHIPS Teacher
(503) 668-8005
Sandy Grade
Kate Gordon, Title 1 Teacher
Kim Sanders, CHIPS Teacher
(503) 668-8065 
Linda Brown, Title 1 Teacher
(503) 668-4454