Title I provides assistance to improve educational opportunities to neglected and delinquent students in local and state institutions. This program specifically offers students assistance in making the transition from the institution to the school and provides a support system to help prevent them from dropping out of school. The focus is on giving supplementary educational assistance to children in Juvenile Court Schools and Spring Mountain Youth Camp.
A bilingual transitional assistant works with the State of Nevada Juvenile Probation Department to facilitate the timely re-enrollment in school of students returning from correctional facilities in Caliente and Elko. This position provides follow-up for parents, schools, and students.
The fact that students reside in an institution for neglected or delinquent youths makes them automatically eligible for Title I services. When all students within a particular institute will be served, they are automatically enrolled in Title I. If, however, an institution houses more students than can be accommodated by Title I, students are selected for participation based on greatest need as measured by the results of standardized tests.
Coordinator - Makeda Vela, EdD - 799-3850, ext. 5043 - WAN 0671-5043