Title I, provides federal financial assistance to meet the individual needs of educationally at-risk students by providing supplemental services and resources to support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the PA performance Core standards in ELA and Math. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments. The ultimate goal of Title I is to close the existing achievement gap between high and low performing, economically disadvantaged, and minority students through extended learning time, a high quality curriculum, and instruction by a highly-qualified certified staff. In the Albert Gallatin District all elementary schools are school-wide Title I schools and all teachers are highly qualified. For assistance or additional information regarding the professional qualifications of classroom teachers or staff, parents may contact Lara Bezjak, Federal Programs Coordinator, at 724-564-7190.