Governor Mifflin School District - Federal Programs
2013-2014 School-wide Assistance Schools:
Mifflin Park Elementary
Governor Mifflin Intermediate School
2013-2014 Targeted Assistance Schools:
Title I is a federally funded program which provides extra academic assistance to children in reading and language arts in kindergarten through sixth grade. Each school is staffed with at least two Title I reading specialists.
The purpose of Title I is to help children succeed in the grade-level reading program, and to improve their reading fluency and comprehension skills. This is accomplished through small group instruction for students who exhibit specific deficit skills in reading, as well as supports for reading and language arts in the grade-level program. Students are identified for Title I based on their performance on regularly scheduled assessments that indicate achievement levels in the component skills for successful reading. Students are released from Title I when their assessment data indicate performance in reading skills at grade level.
An important aspect of the Title I program is parent involvement. Title I parents are engaged in meetings to communicate details about the program, to obtain input on Title I services, and to provide resources and instructional opportunities for use with their children. Strong parental support at home is critical for students for whom reading is a challenge. Governor Mifflin Schools are committed to supporting parents as they support their children's reading development in the home.
We welcome your inquiries on the Title I program. Please contact your building principal for details on how the services are provided to qualifying students.
Title I Update
All Governor Mifflin primary schools receive Title I funding and are included under the regulations of the "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002.
Increased accountability for states and school districts
Greater choice for parents, especially those in low-performing schools
Greater flexibility for statte and local education agencies in the use of federal funding
Under NCLB, parents have a right to request professional qualifications of their children's teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s). Please note that you have the right to ask for the following information about your children's classroom teachers or paraprofessionals:
Whether Pennsylvania has licensed the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches
Whether or not the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which Pennsylvania licensign criteria have been waived
The teacher's baccalaureate degree major and whether or not the teacher has any advanced degrees, and if so, the subject of the degrees
Whether or not the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications
Parents who would like to receive specific information about their child's teacher or paraprofassional should contact their child's school principal.
Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to provide the best education for your child.
- Maryellen Kueny, Ed.D., Federal Programs Coordinator
October 28, 2011
PDE Academic Achievement Report
Click here to view the Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Achievement Report. On this site, you will find district and school reports that contain:
Adequate Yearly Progress measures and results
Last year's results and next year's measures
Discussion of results for parents and educators
Click here to view the Governor Mifflin School District Equity Plan
District Report Card
Click here to view the Governor Mifflin School District Report Card
Title 1 Web Resources
The District subscribes to two quality newsletters written by Resources for Educators. To read these articles, click on the links below:
Michael Saylor, Federal Programs Coordinator
Mr. David Argentati, Title 3 Coordinator
Lynne Phillips, Federal Programs Secretary
610-775-1461, ext. 1133
Click here for the parental and nonpublic school official's complaint resolution process relating the No Child Left Behind Act.
Kirsten Shockey, 610-775-5079, ext. 7735
Karen Houck, 610-775-5081, ext. 5157
Mifflin Park Elementary
Melaney Howell, 610-898-1489, ext. 5615
Amanda Cipolla, 610-775-5083
Sue Bufe, 610-775-1465, 1240
Timothy Dietrich, 610-775-5089, ext. 6607