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 throught 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 provide reading intervention materials, to provide summer school for students who need extra assistance, and to provide a summer reading program for all students.  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 Reading Specialist along with additional supports in the classroom or in small groups for students who may need extra assistance, especially in reading. Some funding is used for class size reduction to maintain six classes per grade level, despite decreased enrollment.  An AmeriCorps service position is planned to provide extra homework help and tutoring for students in need.  We also will offer an after-school program using Read Naturally,  focused on improving student fluency in reading.   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.

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. An AmeriCorps service position is planned to provide extra homework help and tutoring for students 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 if funding permits.  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
Title IIA funding is used for class size reduction at PC Primary to maintain six classrooms per grade level, despite decreasing enrollment numbers.

Title IV
Title IV funding is being used in 2018-2019 for a threat and vulnerability assessment assessment for district buildings.  Stakeholders identified school safety as a priority and this assessment is an important first step in that process.

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.