Title I


Peter Mau
Assistant Superintendent
651-403-7004 | peter.mau@isd197.org

Title I is a federal program which provides funds to supplement educational services in schools with higher percentages of students receiving Free or Reduced Price Lunch assistance. The purpose of the program is to ensure that students in these schools have access to a high-quality education. 

All three of School District 197's Title I schools are School-Wide Title I (SWP) programs. School-Wide programs are Title I schools with higher rates of students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals that design and implement a school reform plan aimed at improving overall education, while still focusing on students at risk of not meeting standards. SWP status allows schools more flexibility in using Title I funds. For example, SWP staff funded by Title I dollars can work with any student within the school.

School District 197 Title I Schools

  • Garlough Environmental Magnet School
  • Heritage E-STEM Magnet School
  • Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School 

PIE (Parents in Education) Nights

PIE night is an opportunity for the Title I elementary school teachers and staff, students and parents to get together and learn new reading strategies or math games in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The night, which happens two to four times per school year, generally includes a group read-aloud or learning a new math game. Title I staff will introduce families to new ways to help their children improve reading and math skills, and students have the chance to bring home a new book or learning tool. Dates of upcoming PIE Nights will be posted on Garlough and Moreland's calendars.