Title 1 / LAP


Learning Assistance Program (LAP)


LAP programs serve eligible students who need academic support for reading, writing and math, or who need readiness skills to learn these core subjects. With special emphasis on reading literacy in the early grades, schools use their state LAP funds to deliver supplemental services that give these students the strong start they need for academic success. Additional LAP information can be found here.

Title 1, Part A


These programs offer additional instruction and interventions for students who need academic support in math and reading. These programs are operated based on state and federal funding in the Sultan Schools.

Citizen Complaint

Information and procedures on how to file a Title 1 Citizen Complaint can be found here

For more information on Title 1 please reach out to our Programs Executive Director
Michael Merrin
360-793-9801 | ext. 1046
Parent Involvement Policy   Parent Involvement Procedure

Title I, Part A and Learning Assistance Program (LAP) Remedial Education

Title I and Learning Assistance Programs provide supplemental reading and/or math support for selected students and schools. These programs serve specific schools that meet the criteria set by the federal and state governments.

Title I in Sultan School District:

In the Sultan School District, we have two elementary schools that receive Federal Title I, Part A funds - Gold Bar Elementary and Sultan Elementary.

Annual Notifications:

Title I & Parent Involvement:

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

Services for Homeless Students:

Title I services are also provided to students in non-Title I schools who qualify for homeless status and are in need of additional academic support.

Title I & Private Schools:

As per federal regulations, Title I funds are also used to support the academic needs of qualifying students enrolled at private schools. Private schools must opt in to participate in this program. All private schools are notified annually on how to indicate their intent to participate.

District & School Report Cards:

Complaint Process - File a Citizen's Complaint:

OSPI has a written formal complaint process for resolving issues of violation of a Title I Federal regulation. If you have a concern with Title I services and/or regulations we encourage you to contact your child's Title I teaching team, your school's principal and/or the district's Title I office (360-793-9801). You can also access the Citizen's Complaint Process through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia.  The link page outlines the process through which a citizen can file a complaint against a school district, educational service district (ESD) or other school service provider (subgrantee). The link below has all of the information for filing a complaint through OSPI. 


State Learning Assistance Program (LAP) funds in the Sultan School District are used to provide supplemental reading and math services to qualifying students at the elementary, middle and high schools.

Elementary LAP Reading Support:

Each elementary school has a reading support specialist who works with students to support their reading development. The elementary LAP Reading Specialists provide supplemental instruction for striving readers. The intervention materials used for much of this instruction is Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) curriculum

Community Partnerships:

LAP funds are also used to support Community Partnerships. The Sultan School District School Board strives to bring together community stakeholders and resources in an effort to bridge opportunity gaps by enhancing support and increasing opportunities for children in our schools.