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Title I Information – What Our Families Need to Know

Title I, Part A is a federal program funded by the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESEA) that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and public schools with a high percentage of families who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Title I funds are spent to improve academic achievement and enhance family engagement.

Examples of services paid for by Title I, Part A include:

  • Reading & math intervention
  • Trained tutors
  • Extended day activities
  • Summer school
  • Family engagement forums to enhance students? academic growth

If you have questions or concerns about the use of these funds in your child?s school, contact:

Pamela Faulkner
Supervisor: Title I/LAP Programs
pdfaulkner@seattleschools.org
206-252-0694

If you have questions or wish to file a formal complaint about the use of funds, the citizen complaint process can be accessed:

  • OSPI website
  • Phone: 360-725-6100
  • TTY: 360-664-3631
  • FAX: 360-586-3305
  • Mail Your Question:
    Attn: Citizen Complaint Title I, Part A
    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    P.O. Box 47200
    Olympia, WA 98504

Title I Funded Schools

View a list of Title I funded schools on the SPS district website.

Seattle Public Schools Provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunities

Seattle Public Schools, SPS, provides Equal Educational Opportunities and Equal Employment Opportunities and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex; race; creed; color; religion; ancestry; national origin; age; economic status; sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; physical appearance; the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status; or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. SPS also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

SPS complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; and the Washington Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60. SPS’s compliance includes, but is not limited to all district programs, courses, activities, including extra-curricular activities, services, and access to facilities.

Title I Contacts

206-252-0694
SPS Title I website

Michael Stone
Director: Grants, Fiscal Compliance & Strategic Partnerships
mastone@seattleschools.org

Pamela Faulkner
Supervisor: Title I/LAP Programs
pdfaulkner@seattleschools.org

Andrew Olsen
Title I/LAP, Private Schools
ajolsen@seattleschools.org

Min Yee
Title I/LAP Cost Analyst
mlyee@seattleschools.org

Title I/LAP Consulting Teachers

Ellen Barret
epbarrett@seattleschools.org

Tina Kim
aukim@seattleschools.org

Annika Mizuta
ahmizuta@seattleschools.org

Sandy Teakell
sateakell@seattleschools.org

Muir Family Involvement Plan

Finding Ways to Connect All Year Long

We typically start each September with a school-sponsored Open House. We also invite all families into the building for Curriculum (Back to School) Night in October. Throughout the year we will sponsor a variety of events that bring families together, including:

•   PTA Board meetings monthly

•   PTA-sponsored Coffee Chats where parents can meet with other parents and admin in an informal setting. Coffee Chats are scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month.

•   Community meetings to inform parents/guardians about initiatives at the school with time set aside for questions

•   Bilingual Family Meetings where parents will be given information in their native language and will have the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns

•   Social/educational events for families including a Black Love School Dance, Black Excellence event(s), Multicultural Night/Talent Show, Explorations Day, Family Conferences, Kindergarten Meet & Greet

To make our communications accessible to all families:

  • We have bilingual instructional assistants on staff to provide translation support for families.
  • We use Talking Points (translated into four primary languages) to notify/remind families of upcoming events, school closures and changes in schedule.
  • We use SPS robocalls to notify/remind families of upcoming events, school closures and changes in schedule.
  • We regularly communicate with families through a Principal’s Community Update (newsletter sent via Talking Points), as well as utilizing classroom communications to inform families about evening events, class activities, curriculum, and field trips.

We encourage parent volunteers in classrooms, in the office, and on field trips. We also have a parent representative on the Building Leadership Team (BLT). 

Title I, Part A Complaint Procedure 

 Title I, Part A is a federal program funded by the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESEA) that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and public schools with a high percentage of families who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Title I funds are spent to improve academic achievement and enhance family engagement. 

Examples of services paid for by Title I, Part A include: 

  • Reading & math intervention 
  • Trained tutors 
  • Extended day activities 
  • Summer school 
  • Family engagement forums to enhance students’ academic growth 

If, as a parent, you have questions or concerns about the use of these funds in your child’s school, contact Pamela Faulkner, Supervisor: Title I/LAP Programs, pdfaulkner@seattleschools.org 

If you have further questions or wish to file a formal complaint about the use of funds, the citizen complaint process can be accessed via the following:

  • Phone 360-725-6100
  • TTY 360-664-3631
  • FAX 360-586-3305 

You may also mail your question to:

Attn: Citizen Complaint Title I, Part A
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 47200 Olympia, WA 98504 

Seattle Public Schools provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunities 

Seattle Public Schools, SPS, provides Equal Educational Opportunities and Equal Employment Opportunities and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex; race; creed; color; religion; ancestry; national origin; age; economic status; sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; physical appearance; the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status; or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. SPS also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

SPS complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; and the Washington Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60. SPS’s compliance includes, but is not limited to all district programs, courses, activities, including extra-curricular activities, services, and access to facilities.