Title 1 Information


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that each Title I school holds an annual meeting to inform parents about the district’s participation in Tile I and to explain rights of parents and requirements of the program.

What is a Title I school?

Title I was passed in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. Title I schools receive extra funding from the federal government. These dollars are used to identify students experiencing academic difficulties and to provide assistance to help with such things as additional staff or programs, materials and supplies or professional development.

What are my rights?

The families and parents of Title I students have a right to be involved in school decisions made and be provided with information on your child’s level of achievement on tests in reading/language arts, writing, mathematics, and science. Further, parents can request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher and paraprofessionals as well as request opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions about the education of your child.

How does Sussex Tech use Title I funds?

At Sussex Tech, our school was allotted approximately $364,228.00 in Title I funding. We plan to spend our funds on the following:

    • Student Assistance Specialist/Homeless Liaison
    • Instructional Para-professional for instructional support in CTE/core content
    • Techademic Coaching program to help students after the regular school day
    • Dual enrollment coursework through Early Career and College Partnership
    • Schoology Learning Management System
    • Supplies for homeless students as needed
    • Laptops for remote learning as needed

What is a Parent and Family Engagement Policy?

The school Parent and Family Engagement Policy is included in our Student Handbook, which can be found online here: Student Handbook 

What is a School-Parent Compact?

A school-parent compact is a written commitment that outlines how the entire school community – teachers, families, and students – will share the responsibility for improved academic achievement. The compact must describe how the school will provide high-quality curriculum and instruction; hold parent-teacher conferences and provide parents with reports on their child’s progress. An intent is to ensure regular two-way meaningful communication between family members and staff.

The School-Parent Compact is included in our Student Handbook, which can be found online here: Student Handbook

What curriculum does our school use?

    • Delaware’s academic standards form the framework for what is taught in core subjects at Sussex Technical High School. For more information about Delaware standards, see https://doe.k12.de.us/domain/374
    • The Sussex Tech Career and Technical Education (CTE) program provides Sussex Tech students the chance to earn industry recognized credentials, work experience, and early college credits. Each program has a set of standards that must be met for students to earn those credentials. For more information, see the Student Handbook and visit https://education.delaware.gov/educators/academic_support/career_and_technical_education/

What tests will my child be taking?

Sussex Technical High School students take:

    • Grade 10 – DESSA Biology
    • Grade 11 – Scholastic Aptitude Test ‘SAT’ (English and Mathematics)
    • Grade 11 – DESSA Social Studies (Civics, economics, geography and history)
    • CTE assessments for certifications

What is the State Report Card?

The Delaware Department of Education releases an annual Report Card on Delaware schools. This report displays state, district, and school-level data for each school year. It includes information on demographics, achievement, academic growth, attendance, graduation rate and more. You can view the data statewide, or you can choose a specific district or school. Visit https://reportcard.doe.k12.de.us/

Who can I contact for help?

    • For general questions, call the high school office at 302-856-0961.
    • To reach the principal, Dr. Matt Donovan, call 302-856-0961.
    • To reach the school counselors, call 302-854- 2820.
    • To reach your child’s teacher, call the front office or view our staff directory at: https://www.sussexvt.org/highschool/staff-directory/ 
    • To reach the Supervisor of Student Services, Dr. John Demby, call (302)856-2541

Title I Complaint Procedures


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