Title I Participation

August 8, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Federal law requires that school districts operating a Title I School-wide Program inform parents of their children’s participation in the programs. The Irvington Public Schools operate a Title I School-wide Program in all schools. A Title I School-wide Program is a method of delivering educational services to meet the academic needs of all students in eligible schools.

The purpose of the Title I School-wide Program is to generate high levels of academic achievement in core subject areas for all students, especially those most in need. This is achieved through:

  • High quality instruction.
  • Programming based on the use of scientifically based research.
  • Strategies and methods to improve teacher quality and professional development.
  • Consolidated use of funds.

How are parents involved?

  • Parents are notified about Title I services.
  • Parents, teachers, and students sign a Compact that indicates goals and shared responsibilities of
  • the student, school and parents for student success.
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in school activities/meetings.
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in Title I meetings and parent training/information
  • workshops.
  • Parents are provided Title I information via newsletters, conferences, and School Parental Involvement Plan.

What can parents do?

  • Show interest in their children’s school day by asking specific questions and seeking assistance when needed.
  • Reinforce learning by reviewing assignments and assisting with homework.
  • Maintaining communication with teachers regarding student progress.
  • Participate in parent meetings and workshops.
  • Regularly monitor their child’s progress by viewing the Power School Parent Portal.

It is our pleasure to work with your children toward achieving academic excellence. Your questions and suggestions regarding Title I programs can be directed to your school principal or the Office of Government Programs.


Celeste M. Banks,
Supervisor of Government Programs