Title I and Learning Assistance Program

Title I and the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) are used to fund additional support services for students in Preschool through 12th grade.

Each school is responsible for creating its own comprehensive plan created by parents, staff, and administrators. These plans outline how Title I/LAP monies will be used to promote student achievement. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please get in touch with your school's principal or building team.

Title I and LAP contacts:

Valerie Anderson

Assistant Director of State and Federal Funding
(360) 396-3017
[email protected]

Title I Information

Closing Educational Achievement Gaps (Title I, Part A)

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 help 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. One-third of the public schools in Washington state operate Title I, Part A programs, providing academic services to over 350,000 students annually.

North Kitsap School District is proud to support four schools with schoolwide Title I Programs: Wolfle Elementary, Suquamish Elementary, Kingston Middle School, and Choice Academy. These schoolwide programs offer a range of supports, including tutoring, small group instruction, and mentoring.

Each school collaborates with parents/guardians in accordance with the NKSD Family Engagement Policy.

Parents’ Right to Know:

Parents/guardians of Title I, Part A students have the right to know certain information on the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals providing services to the child.

Parents/guardians also have the right to know information regarding State or local educational agency policies regarding student participation in assessments mandated by section 1111(b)(2) and by State or local educational agency. Furthermore, information on assessments required by the state can be found here.

Parents/guardians can access additional information on The North Kitsap School District schools on the OSPI report card.

Lastly, parents/guardians have a right to access the OSPI complaints procedures.

What is the Learning Assistance Program? (LAP)

LAP programs serve eligible students who need intensive academic support for reading, writing, and math or the readiness to learn these core subjects. With special emphasis on the early grades, schools use their state LAP funds to design programs that give these students the strong start they need for academic success. North Kitsap School District has a LAP Reading Specialist at each elementary supporting students.