Address: 4949 State Route 151 Hookstown, PA 15050 | Phone: 724.573.9581 | Fax: 724.573.0414
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South Side Elementary provides a well-balanced educational program where we strive to give all students the opportunity to learn, develop, and grow in a safe and positive learning environment. We are committed to fostering an environment that inspires students to realize their fullest potential.
Federal Programs Coordinator:
Andrea Welch -
Title 1 Teachers: 

Lynette Simoni

Margaret Cox

Sarah Elliott


What is Title I?

Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools.  The goal is to provide a high quality education for every child.  The program provides extra help to students who need it the most.  Districts receive Title I funds from the Federal Government through the Pennsylvania Department of Education and distribute the funds to schools based on the census poverty level within the District.  However, the census poverty level is only used to distribute funds.  Students are selected to receive Title I services based on their academic need in our targeted program.

How Will Students Benefit from the Title I Support?

Students benefit from remediation in various ways:

  • The program is success orientated and geared to individual student need.
  • Students gain confidence as their frustrational level decreases.
  • Small group work allows for additional educational opportunities as well as an increase in teacher/student interaction.
  • Individual attention increases students’ focus and motivation.
  • The program objectives correlates with classroom objectives as well as Core Standards.

Please stop and check out our “Parent Resource Center” in the elementary office for information regarding Federal Programs as well as useful parent information.  

Title II, Part A is a federally funded supplemental program that provides assistance to improve the skills of teachers and the quality of instruction in core academic subjects. Title II, Part A combines the Eisenhower and Class-Size Reduction programs into one program that focuses on preparing, training, and recruiting and hiring highly qualified teachers.
The South Side School District uses the majority of Title II, A monies to employ a Class-Size Reduction Instructor (CSRI). The Class-Size Instructor works closely with the Title I Reading Specialists to ensure strong literacy skills for all students in kindergarten through third grade. The teacher works with small groups providing additional instruction and practice in all areas of literacy that are unique to each grade level. 
Address: 4949 State Route 151 Hookstown, PA 15050
Phone: 724.573.9581
| Fax: 724.573.0414
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