Title I / LAP Programs

Title I Program:

Title I is a remedial education program designed to help students who require some assistance in reading, math, or language arts.

Learning Assistance Program (LAP):

The LAP program provides supplemental instruction for students who need some additional help, primarily in reading and math.

A student can qualify for these programs through:

  • Measures of Academic Progress (MAP testing)
  • Teacher recommendation and/or parent input

An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is not required.

If you have questions regarding the Title I or LAP programs, please contact one of the following staff members:

Title I / LAP Director

Jeff Baerwald 509-340-4300

Lake Spokane Elementary

Nikki Daves 509-340-4079

Nine Mile Falls Elementary

Lori Pippenger 509-340-4038

Lakeside Middle School

Merrily Bjerkestrand 509-340-4135


Teri Swancara 509-340-4073

Parent Involvement Policies (click on school to download a copy of policies):

Lake Spokane Elementary

Lakeside Middle School

Annual Notifications:

Parent's Right to Be Informed, Title I Part A (multiple languages) A Parent's Guide: What is Title I, Part A

Family Engagement is one of our key strategies. We strive to partner with families through parent involvement activities, open communication, and welcoming schools.

School Board Policy 4130 | Parent Input Form

Services for Homeless Students:

Title I services are provided to students in non-Title I schools who qualify as homeless status and are in need of additional academic support. For additional information, please contact our district 's homeless liaison Jeff Baerwald at 509/340-4300

District & School Report Cards:

Links to School Report Cards can be found at District Report Card

Complaints Related to Federal Programs:

A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation that applies to a federal program.

Anyone can file a citizen complaint

There is no special form

There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint

For more information, please click this link http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx