Title 1
Title I Center
Margie Hieronymus, Title I Director
506 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite A
DeRidder, LA 70634


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

Beauregard Parish Title I Program

Title I is a federal funded program which was reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95), better known as ESSA. The law, which was signed into effect on December 10, 2015, amends the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA), and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The act is intended to ensure that states: hold all students to high academic standards, prepare all students for success in college and career, guarantee steps are taken to help students and their schools improve, and promote and invest in local innovation. Title I supports state and local school reform efforts by offering improved teaching and learning opportunities to help low-achieving students meet our state's challenging academic content and performance standards.

Individual public schools may use Title I funds to operate a school-wide program that upgrades the instructional program for the whole school. School-wide programs are based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. Title I offers a variety of services for participating schools, which may include: additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching methods and materials, smaller classes, and additional training and professional development for staff. 

Eight Elements of Title I
  • Comprehensive needs assessment
  • Strategies for improvement
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Opportunities
  • Tiered Interventions
  • Measures to include professional development and its effect on student achievement
  • Activities to provide effective and timely early childhood transition
  • Supplement not Supplant Policy

Beauregard Parish Title I Program provides instructional personnel, supplies, and equipment to students in grades K-5. This program focuses on providing highly qualified personnel to work with students in math and reading.

The implementation of instructional technology is a primary goal of this program. Computer labs are utilized at each Title I School. Reading and math software provides reinforcement of skills as well as prescriptive lessons in a motivational environment.

A major emphasis of Title I is parental involvement. Computer labs located at schools are utilized after scheduled school hours to encourage parents to spend time with their children in a rich learning environment.

Professional development for teachers and paraprofessionals is another important facet of the Title I program. Training is provided in the areas of communication, reading, math, and computer-assisted instruction.

Early intervention is a key focus of the Title I program.  Elementary students at-risk of meeting the literacy requirements necessary to succeed in school are provided additional instruction/strategies in reading by qualified personnel.

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