Title 1

What is the Title I Program?

Title I is designed to give students help in reading and/or math based upon the recommendation of the classroom teacher and performance on standardized tests or formal assessments. 

It involves individual and/or small group help based on student needs.  The opportunity for additional instruction increases the child's ability to succeed in reading and/or math and helps the child "connect the pieces" in order move toward grade-level academic achievement. Title I is staffed with caring and licensed teachers who are committed to providing lessons to your children that help them to more completely understand the classroom material.

Title I programming is available to students at Stevenson Elementary, Hayes Elementary and Fridley Middle School.

Expand the tab below for Title 1 Building Plans and Minnesota Report Cards


How does a student qualify for Title I services?

Although funding for Title I is related to the number of students who receive free or reduced price meals, participation has nothing to do with economic status.  Students are selected to receive Title I services based on a number of factors, including performance on standardized tests, classroom assessments, and teacher recommendation.  Title I is not the same as Special Education.


How can parents be involved?

  • Parents are invited to attend the district's annual Title I Meeting
  • Parents are notified of their child's eligibility for and participation in Title I program
  • Parents, staff and students may participate in the development and carrying out of a compact for student success that spells out the goals and shared responsibilities of the child, school and parents
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in Title I meetings and learning opportunities.

Parent Involvement Plan

Fridley Public Schools recognizes that parents are an integral part of their student's education.  There are many ways for parents to be involved in our schools and programs#  Schools communicate with parents regularly  through newsletters, website, family activity nights, and PTO meetings.  Elementary and Middle School teachers hold biannual formal parent-teacher conferences in addition to communicating by phone and email as needed.  The district has developed a plan for involving the families of students receiving Title I support.  There is a meeting once a year where families learn about and give input into the Title I program.  In addition, strategies for supporting students at home are also presented at these meetings, and families are surveyed in order to determine helpful topics. 

Parent-Teacher-Student Compact

A partnership between home and school is important in student learning.  This compact shows that everyone has a part to play in student success! 

Parent Advisory Committee

Families of students receiving Title I support services are invited to be part of the Title I Parent Advisory Committee#  There will be an opportunity to join this committee at the Annual Title I meeting.  This group would meet to provide input and feedback if there were to be changes to the program.  If you would like to participate in this committee, please contact: Laura Seifert-Hertling at 763-505-5024 or email: laura.seifert@fridley.k12.mn.us; Jason Bodey at 763-502-5005 or email jason.bodey@fridley.k12.mn.us.

Parent Advisory Committee Meetings

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Committee is to review, refine and collaborate to make Fridley a stronger school district. All parents are invited to attend and participate in the Parent Advisory Committee meetings.

2019-2020 Parent Advisory Committee Meetings

  • October 3, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Fridley High School Media Center
  • January 13, 2020 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Fridley High School Media Center
  • April 6, 2020 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Fridley High School Media Center

Parents Rights to Know

Parents have a right to know about the qualifications of the Title I staff working with their child#  This right includes knowing:

  • The level of education, degrees, or other certificates staff members hold
  • Whether the staff member is working under a provisional status, which may mean they are working in an area outside their licensure
  • If the staff member is not highly qualify to teach the subject he or she is teaching.


Laura Seifert-Hertling
Director of Special Services
Phone: 763-502-5024 

Phil Boyd
Title I Teacher
Stevenson Elementary School
Phone: 763-502-5364

Mary Quiring
Title I Teacher
Hayes Elmentary School
Phone: 763-502-5267

Lori Teegarden
Title I Teacher
Fridley Middle School
Phone: 763-502-5424



web resources for families

Family Resources from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Helping children succeed in math
Helping with homework
Math education today

Helping with Math homework
Questions to ask when helping with math homework, from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Math games
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - suggestions of games to play over school breaks.

Estimation 180

Parent Power - Build the Bridge to Success

Title I Program information at ED.gov
Describes the purpose of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the foundation of the Title I program

Title I Program information at the Minnesota Department of Education
Describes the purpose of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the foundation of the Title I program and how it is implemented in Minnesota.

Minnesota Parent Center
Describes the purpose and activities of a Title I school

Everyday Mathematics at Home
Information about and resources to support the district's K-6 mathematics curriculum

A Worksheet for Math-Phobic Parents
Wall Street Journal article

ED.gov - Math resources
Activities for working with children at home  

Greg Tang Math

Jim Trelease
The website of read aloud expert, Jim Trelease.  Contains helpful hints for reading aloud, articles, and book lists

Fun Brain
Games for Math and Reading

Anoka County Library
Book lists, storytimes, links to other websites for young children, teens, and families.

Helpful articles for adults, and activities for children.  The Book Wizard is a nice tool for finding books of interest.

A site with free games for practicing letters and letter sounds, and more

PBS Kids
Games and activities for reading, spelling, and math

Reading Rockets Resources for Parents and Families
Information about ways to support learning at home.