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Title One Benefits

Columbia Elementary Benefits of Title One

1. Because we are a Title One funded school, we receive many extra benefits to

assist student learning. The benefits include:

a. Four sessions of full day Kindergarten. Each class has one aide in each

kindergarten classroom

b. Instructional Intervention teacher

c. Intervention Instructional Aides

d. Parent and Preschooler program

e. Teachers receive additional technology

f. 5 computers in every K-2 classroom available for student use

g. 1:1 chrome books for every student in grades 3-6 and 1:1 iPads for

every student grades K – 2

h. Smartboards in most classrooms

i. Four Teacher Specialists to help teachers with curriculum

j. We believe in investing in the teacher, which is investing in the

students. Extra professional development for teachers.

k. Family Learning Center with provides computer, English, GED, and life

skills for adults. The family learning center helps our teachers by

volunteering their time on Wednesdays and Thursdays to work on

projects for teachers. Additionally, there are books for preschoolers.

l. Family activity nights

m. Grade level literacy nights

n. “Summer Slide” kits

o. Dad & Kid Science night

p. District specialists – David Johansen – technology. Ardy Vallet– Title 1

funded Teacher Specialist

q. Additional office assistant

r. Providing a designated time and date for teachers to participate in

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Teachers have time three

days a week for a total of 90 minutes to meet, as a team, to review

student data, curriculum development and collaborate with


s. Partially funded School Psychologist

t. Title One funds our Turnaround program

u. Additional teachers to reduce class sizes

v. Kari Sue Hamilton Preschool allows additional children because we

are a Title One school

w. Partially funded Playworks

An additional benefit of Columbia that is not associated with Title 1 Funding

• We are on the cutting edge with writing and receiving grants from

community partners and the district.