The Sampson County Board of Education is set to approve a Title I plan for the upcoming school year.
During a recent work session, Lisa Reynolds, Director of Federal Programs, made a presentation about the program.
Title I is the largest federal education program for schools. Its purpose is to help students who are academically behind or at risk of falling behind. Funding is based on the amount of low-income children, generally those on free or reduced lunch programs.
According to the plan overview, some of the goals are to increase End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course (EOC) testing scores for English Language Arts. Another goal is to utilize instructional coaches for groups such as English learners.
The district would also like to take advantage of the Imagine Learning process, a computer based program that helps students through the learning process.
Some of the other listed plans are to decrease class size and to provide a summer reading remediation for grades fourth through eighth.
According to the plan, goals were developed by a team of administrators, teachers community members and parents. Funding for the program may be used for needs such as office equipment and teachers.
“We try to make it work as much as possible for what the individual school needs,” Reynolds said.
The plan is scheduled to be improved during the next Sampson County Board of Education meeting set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 24 at the Board of Education Auditorium, 120 County Complex Road, Clinton.