Kennewick School District supports a school-wide Title I and LAP program in identified schools designed to ensure that students with learning needs can learn and grow to meet grade-level standards.
Our goal, in the Title I / LAP office is to partner with schools to support, inform and update them on new federal laws, requirements and to provide support to meet the goals of their continuous achievement plans (CAP).
Further support is provided to Title I / LAP identified schools by allocating a designated Title I / LAP program specialist who works with building principals and Title I and LAP teachers at schools, to support the goals of their CAP (continuous achievement process and plan). Specifically, the program specialist's responsibilities include:
Ensuring that identified students receive targeted instruction, help, and support to close the learning and achievement gap
Ensure allocated funds are utilized during the year
Targeted professional development opportunities are scheduled and provided to staff
Parent involvement activities are scheduled and relevant to the school's CAP
Title I, Part A is a federal program designed “To provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.”
Title I, Part A funding can support early learning and Kindergarten to grade 12. These programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula that helps students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they can learn and do. As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I, Part A programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines.
The state-funded Learning Assistance Program (LAP) provides supplemental instruction and services to students who are not meeting academic standards in basic skills areas (reading, writing, and mathematics as well as readiness associated with these skills) as identified by statewide, school, or district assessments or other performance measurement tools.
These services may include academic and nonacademic supports that focus on accelerating student growth to make progress towards grade level and addressing barriers preventing students from accessing core instruction. The intent is for LAP-served students to increase academic growth during the period of time they are provided services.
Amistad Elementary – Title I and LAP
Amon Creek Elementary – LAP
Canyon View Elementary – Title I Targeted and LAP
Cascade Elementary – LAP
Cottonwood Elementary – LAP
Eastgate Elementary – Title I and LAP
Edison Elementary – Title I and LAP
Fuerza Elementary – Title I and LAP
Hawthorne Elementary – Title I and LAP
Lincoln Elementary – LAP
Ridgeview Elementary – LAP
Sage Crest Elementary – LAP
Southgate Elementary – LAP
Sunset View Elementary – LAP
Vista Elementary – Title I and LAP
Washington Elementary – Title I and LAP
Westgate Elementary – Title I and LAP
Every school, as a part of their district Partnership goal has a parent involvement goal. It is their responsibility to promote parent and family engagement within their Title I, Part A programs. Planned activities include:
Events to encourage parents and family to participate in a variety of informational and training opportunities related to the education of students
Events where parents see their child's educational growth and development
Participation in other school related events/ performances to enhance student's learning experiences
Parents can influence the success of their student in school more than any teacher or federal program. Research shows that how well students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in their education. The Title I program supports our schools' Parent Involvement activities to expand on Parent Involvement.
Complaints related to federal programs are processed through the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In our Family Resources page, you will find information that will assist with the citizen complaint process.
These supports include a broad range of programs that provide children with academic interventions, enrichment and/or supervised activities beyond the traditional school day, and in some cases, beyond the traditional school year. Many schools offer extended learning programs as a strategy for improving or enhancing student achievement, and for students who need extra support to be successful academically. What happens before and after school can be as important as what happens during the school day.
Summer Learning enrichment is another form of extended learning opportunities Title I provides. These opportunities can focus on reading and comprehension, transitional preparedness, and kindergarten readiness.
Paola Menjivar, Family and Community Engagement Manager: 509-222-6422, email
Annabell Gonzalez, School’s Out Coordinator: 509-222-6180, email
Yesenia Chavez, Students In Transition/Foster Care Coordinator: 509-222-6834, email
Nesreen Almuzayen, Immigrant and Refugee Coordinator: 509-222-5094, email
Student and Family Support Team
Paola Menjivar Family and Community Engagement Manager
Annabell Gonzalez School’s Out Coordinator
Nesreen Almuzayen Immigrant and Refugee Coordinator
All students are engaged learnersKSD strategic goal