Change in Policy for MHS Weight Room – The Meridian High School weight room is provided by the District for the education and instruction of District students.  Based on guidance from the Washington Risk Management Pool (the District’s insurance provider) the weight room will henceforth be available only to Meridian School District employees and current students.   Members of the public and former students who wish to use District facilities must submit a facility use application to rent the facilities when not in use by students.  However, facility rental of the weight room will not be allowed due the high risk nature of the equipment and potential liability risk to the District.

Title I and SES

What is Title I?

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.

What will Title I do for my child?
The Title I program will provide your student with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom.

Which schools does Title I Serve?
Title I funds are used at Irene Reither Elementary School and helps support a full time teacher and four para educators that provide interventions to our students in math and literacy.

http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/default.aspx

Title I Parent brochures available in nine additional languages: Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese

·         Parents’ Guide, What is Title I, Part A

·         Parents’ Right to be Informed, Title I, Part

What is SES? (SES will not be offered for the 2016-2017 School year- A link to OSPI's transition plan around SES is at http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/pubdocs/OSPI-AYP-SES-PSCTransitionPlan.pdf )

In step 2 of a school improvement program, the district must offer opportunities for additional instruction -- supplemental educational services -- designed to increase academic achievement. SES are unique to schools that operate a Title I, Part A program, and available to students whose families qualify as low income and who rank as lowest-achieving.

The law directs OSPI to identify a list of qualified SES providers able to offer remediation in reading, language arts and mathematics, and instruction able to improve the language proficiency English language learners (ELL). Parents/guardians select the service they feel is right for their child.  Contact information for the two providers for Meridian are Advanced Tutoring Services: mary@atLearn.com, 360-312-3495 and Sylvan: Bellingham@sylvan-wa.com, (360)738-9590.  A complete list of Statewide approved vendors are in the link below.

 

Supplemental education services are just that -- an extra layer of teaching and learning support that complements and augments the instruction and curricular resources already present in the classroom. SES could include tutoring through which remediation and other academic support services supplemental to the core programming schools and districts fund through the state's basic education allocation.  Information on SES Enrollment Windowns, District Contacts and other information can be found at http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/SES.aspx Irene Reither's enrollment windows for the  2015-2016 school year are Sept. 14 through Sept. 28, and from Nov. 2 - Nov. 13. 

SES support documents are included with the Title I documents.