Federal Programs at Penn Cambria
Penn Cambria currently operates Title 1, Title IIA, and Title IV programs. Families are encouraged to provide input regarding our federal program by attending our annual Title 1 parent meeting, attending various Title 1 functions throughout the year, providing feedback on policies, serving on our district Professional Development Committee, and/or by serving on schoolwide committees in each building.
Penn Cambria Pre-Primary Title 1
Title 1 school-wide funding is being used at PC Pre-Primary to provide a KinderCamp transition activity in August, to fund a split-time Reading Specialist, provide reading interventions during the school year, to provide summer school for students who need extra assistance, and to provide other additional supports. In addition, professional development is provided for teachers focused on helping students improve reading and math skills.
Penn Cambria Primary – Title 1
Title 1 school-wide funding is currently used at PC Primary School to provide a full-time and a split-time Reading Specialist and an intervention teacher to provide additional supports in the classroom or in small groups for students who may need extra assistance, especially in reading. We also will offer an after-school intervention program. Summer school is provided for students who may need extra assistance. In addition, professional development is provided for teachers focused on helping improve student reading and math skills.
Penn Cambria Intermediate – Title 1
Title 1 school-wide funding is currently used at PC Intermediate School to provide a full-time Reading Specialist/Instructional Coach who works with teachers and students across the school. A split-day teacher will also provide additional supplemental supports in reading or math classrooms to provide assistance to those in need. We will also will offer an after-school program using Read Naturally, focused on improving student fluency in reading. Math tutoring may be provided after-school as well. Summer school is provided for students who may need extra assistance and a summer reading program is offered for all students. In addition, professional development is provided for teachers focused on helping improve student reading and math skills.
Title IIA funding is used for class size reduction at PC Primary to maintain five classrooms per grade level, despite decreasing enrollment numbers.
Title IV monies were transferred to Title IIA to help fund class size reduction.
Below are links to documents and forms related to federal programs at PCSD. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Jeanette Black (BLACKJL @pcam.org or 814-886-8121) at the Administrative Office for additional information.