What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded program that is part of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation. The amount of funding is based upon the number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. The major goal of the federal Title I program is to support schools with high numbers of children who are in poverty.

Malden Public Schools primarily uses the funding to support additional teachers for each of the K-8 schools who provide small group instruction to students in need. In addition, Title I funding supports literacy coaches in each of the buildings. The coaches work with classroom teachers and administration to help improve reading and writing for all students.

All of our K-8 schools are school-wide Title I projects. Thus, all students who attend the Beebe, Ferryway, Forestdale, Linden, and Salemwood are Title I students. All families who attend a Malden Public School in grades K-8 can attend any of our Title I events.

Why does Title I outreach to parents?
Title I is required under federal guidelines to have a plan to outreach to parents. Plus, research shows when families are involved in their children’s education, the students do better in school.

How does the Malden Public Schools Title I Program outreach to parents?

  • The Title I program holds monthly parent workshops in the morning on different topics at each of the Title I Schools. We also hold four evening workshops each year as part of our Parent Academy for all K-8 parents that are held at the Salemwood School.
  • Title I holds fun family nights at each of the schools a couple of times a year with food and something fun for the whole family to participate in.
  • We use social media such as Facebook and the Malden Patch to share ideas with parents.
  • Patti Amirault and Paul McCarthy are our Title I Family Coordinators. They can help parents with any concerns or questions they have about the schools and helping their child. Patti and Paul can be reached via email at pamirault@maldenps.org or pmcarthy@maldenps.org.

How can I learn more about the Malden Public Schools Title I Program?

  • Stay tuned to our Malden Patch blog. We will be sharing more in the weeks to come.
  • Like us on Facebook. Search “Malden Families” on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Malden-Families-141563825915572/
  • Check out the Title I Parent Resource Center web page.
  • Check for flyers for Title I events in your child’s backpack throughout the school year.

Title I Family Activities for 2016-2017

  • Keep an eye out for our shows on MATV. Many of our evening and morning workshops are taped and shown on MATV for parents who can’t attend.

Contact us:

Janice Raymond Director of Literacy and Title I jraymond@maldenps.org 781-397-6107
Maureen Foster Administrative Assistant mfoster@maldenps.org 781-397-6107
Patti Amirault Title I Parent Coordinator pamirault@maldenps.org
Paul McCarthy Title I Parent Coordinator pmccarthy@maldenps.org

Title 1 Summer Reading Lists

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