Title 1 & ESEA Federal Programs

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.


Assessment Information for Parents

The ­­­­­­­­Auburn School Department utilizes all assessment data to help inform our practices at the district, school, classroom and individual levels for our students. Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in our assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child out of state testing. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child's principal to make this request in writing.


Family Engagement

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. Each Title I School has a School-Parent Compact that outlines responsibilities of the students, families and school staff.


AUB-KB Parent Involvement in Education

AUB-KBF Parent Involvement in Title I


Parent Right to Know

Parents have the right to request the professional qualifications of their child's teacher and to request and receive information regarding state and local assessments, including the right to opt their child out of testing. Click here for more information.


Title I Contact Information

Sue Dorris, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

Auburn School Department

Auburn, Maine 04210