The Title I Program is designed to aid schools in their efforts in school improvement through schoolwide and targeted assistance programs. This funding enables the school system to provide supplementary services to high poverty students PreK-12. There are twenty (20) Title I public schools and three (3) non-public schools.
Computer-assisted instruction, integrated language, manipulatives, and small group instruction are techniques used by instructors to provide supplemental instruction. Early childhood teachers and aides provide readiness activities to participants in order to prepare them for their formal schooling.
Through the Title I Program, Pearson Successmaker labs are provided to students in grades 1-6 and computer resource labs are funded in grades 7-8.
The Iberia Parish School Board, through Title I program funds, supports services which include a media center, counseling services, after school tutoring programs, a family literacy center, parent training workshops, and professional development for paraprofessionals and teachers working in Title I schools.
TITLE II: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RECRUITING
Iberia Parish uses this funding to fund ten (10) additional teachers to lower the pupil-teacher ratio, or to provide reading intervention. The program goal is to provide teachers with updated instructional teaching techniques which will enable them to carry out their teaching assignments. Training is provided to teachers in grades K-12 in both public and non-public schools. Training is coordinated by district curriculum supervisors:
TITLE III: LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS
Iberia Parish uses this fund to provide intervention to students who do not speak English or who have limited English speaking skills. This funding also provides materials and supplies for intervention and professional development opportunities for teacher of English Language Learners.
MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Migrant Education Program provides a recruiter and advocate who work with migrant parents, school, and community agencies to assure that qualified students are receiving maximum services. Migrant students are students whose parents' occupations are usually seasonal or temporary. Occupations that usually center around agriculture or fishing. Interpretative services and after-school tutoring are additional components provided through this program.
Title I Parental Involvement Specialist
Title I Instructional Specialist
Support Systems Specialist
School Improvement &
Iberia Parish Educational Center
1204 LeMaire Street
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 367-9611 Fax