Title I Reading Program

Title I Reading Program

The Title I Reading Program is offered at Kearney Elementary for K-5 students, which is the only Title I school in the Kearney School District. Services include reading intervention for students who are identified through multiple criteria (such as screenings, teacher input, observation, etc.) as needing support services. The Special Reading Program is designed for students who fall below grade level expectations in the area of reading.

Services include small group instruction of 4-6 students, for 30-40 minutes on 3-5 days of the school week. The program is designed to give students a boost and provide intensive, explicit instruction in the area of reading. This does not replace but enhances what the child receives in the classroom.

In addition, Kearney Elementary students have the opportunity to participate in the Rising Stars after school tutoring program, for students to receive additional support in reading or math. Transportation is provided for students participating in the Rising Stars program.

Parent Participation

Partnering with parents leads to student success. As part of the Title I program, the parents have an integral role in their child’s education. Here are a few ways parents can participate in their child’s education:

  • Provide a family routine that supports learning such as a set time for studying, bedtime routines, etc.
  • Encourage the love of learning, reading, writing at home.
  • Know what community resources exist and utilize them to meet their family and children’s needs.
  • Volunteer in their child’s school and stay involved as a parent.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to their children’s education.
  • Stay informed about their child’s education, ask questions related to their child’s academic progress and communicate with the school promptly by reading all notices either received by their child or by mail and respond as needed.
  • Attend all Parent/Teacher Conferences.
  • Serve on advisory groups as needed.
  • Promote good school attendance and discourage absenteeism.
  • Encourage children to participate in learning activities when offered.


Complaint Procedures

If parents have a concern regarding the Title I reading program, they may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs, Dr. Angie Currey, at 816-628-2653 or via email at curreya@ksdr1.net . Additional information is included in the link above.

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