WHAT IS TITLE I?
Title 1 was established in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. This program helps
local educational agencies improve teaching and learning in high-poverty schools in particular for students
failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic achievement standards. The Oradell
Public School receives federal funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act (ESEA), was signed into law on December 10, 2015. This law helps ensure educational opportunity
for all students by:
1. Holding all students to high academic standards that prepare them for success in college and careers.
2. Ensuring accountability by guaranteeing that when students fall behind, states redirect resources into
what works to help them and their schools improve, with a particular focus on the very lowest-performing
schools, high schools with high dropout rates, and schools with achievement gaps.
3. Empowering state and local decision-makers to develop their own strong systems for school
improvement based upon evidence, rather than imposing cookie-cutter federal solutions like the No
Child Left Behind Act did.
4. Reducing the often onerous burden of testing on students and teachers, making sure that tests don't
crowd out teaching and learning, without sacrificing clear, annual information parents and educators need
to make sure our children are learning.
5. Providing more children access to high-quality preschool.
6. Establishing new resources for proven strategies that will spur reform and drive opportunity and better
outcomes for America's students.
HOW IS TITLE 1 UTILIZED IN ORADELL?
Oradell uses Title 1 funding to provide children an enriched and accelerated educational program, including
the use of a targeted assistance program (TAP) that increase the amount and quality of instructional time.
To qualify for funding, each NJ school district is required to have highly qualified teachers and develop and
revise school wide plans for achievement, parent involvement policy and parent/teacher/student compact
annually. These documents are found on the District's Title I website.
HOW CAN PARENTS SUPPORT STUDENTS, TEACHERS
AND THE SCHOOL?
Parents and families can attend back to school nights, Title 1 annual meetings and events, parent-teacher
conferences, I&RS meetings, and family literacy and math nights, communicate with teachers regularly,
ensure that your child is getting enough sleep, eating properly, and doing homework and that your child(ren)
attends school every day and on time.