Title I Programming



Contact Information
Sue Dorris, Ed.D.
Title I Coordinator
Auburn School Department
Auburn, Maine 04210
(207) 782-4142
(207) 784-6431



What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded program that provides supplemental academic support and extended learning opportunities to low achieving children in high poverty schools. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and achieve proficiency on Maine’s challenging academic standards.


Auburn’s Title I Schools

The Auburn School Department offers federally funded Title I programs in five elementary schools:



All five schools have achieved Schoolwide Program status through a rigorous application process that includes the creation of a planning team, an in-depth needs assessment, and the development of a schoolwide improvement plan. Schoolwide programs promote high academic achievement through the following components:

  • A clear focus on learning;
  • High expectations for students/staff;
  • Environment focused on learning;
  • Strong leadership;
  • Curriculum, instruction, assessment aligned with standards;
  • High-quality professional development;
  • A collaborative spirit and collaborative structures;
  • Meaningful parental involvement; and
  • A commitment to continuous review and improvement.


Early Intervention and Prevention

The Auburn School Department emphasizes early intervention and prevention through Pre-K programming and K-6 supplemental instruction in literacy and math. All elementary schools have trained K-6 interventionists on staff. Auburn’s Title I funds also support extended day and summer programs that provide direct instruction and academic support to students who are not meeting grade level benchmarks.


Parent Involvement

The Auburn School Department recognizes that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by the school, the student, and the family. Research shows that the involvement of parents in their child’s education increases student achievement. Schools and parents must work as partners if the school system is to meet its goal of educating students effectively.


AUB-KB Parent Involvement in Education


UB-KBF Parent Involvement in Title I


NCLB Report Cards

The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires all states, school districts, and schools to provide annual report cards to parents and communities that include Maine Comprehensive Assessment System data, attendance and graduation rates, status of ESEA Accountability, and information on “highly qualified” teachers. Auburn’s NCLB report cards can be accessed by clicking here.