Targeted Assistance Programs
- Bessie E. Buker Elementary School
- Cutler Elementary School
- Winthrop Elementary School
Schools qualify to operate either schoolwide or targeted assistance programs. Schoolwide Programs are for schools that have at least 40% of its students eligible for Free and/or Reduced Meals (FARMS). In schoolwide programs Title I funds are used to upgrade the entire school’s educational program so that the overall education of ALL students who attend the school can be improved. All students enrolled in the school, including those with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency, are eligible to receive Title I services.
Buker, Cutler, and Winthrop operate Targeted Assistance Programs. Targeted assistance schools design, in consultation with parents, school staff, and district staff, an instructional program to meet the needs of students who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet Massachusetts’ academic achievement standards. The principal and staff analyze student performance data to identify areas of need for providing additional support to students in reading and/or mathematics. Students are rank ordered based on their performance on state and/or district assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students who are failing or most at risk of failing are selected from the rank ordered list. All students including those with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency are included in the ranking. Migrant children, homeless children, neglected or delinquent children, and children who attended Head Start, Even Start, or Early Reading First programs, because of their status or participation in these programs, automatically qualify for Title I.