Categorical Programs

​​​​​Title I and Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

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 Mount Vernon Public Schools:

In the Mount Vernon Public Schools, we have six elementary schools that receive Federal Title I, Part A funds (Centennial, Jefferson, Harriet Rowley, Little Mountain, Madison, and Washington.), Two Middle Schools (LaVenture, Mount Baker), and one HighSchool. 

Annual Notifications:


Title I & Parent Involvement:

Family Engagement is one of our key strategies in The Mount Vernon School District Commitment.  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 (360-676-6542). You can also access the Citizen’s Complaint Process through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia.  The link below has all of the information for filing a complaint through OSPI.



STATE LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LAP) funds in the Mount Vernon Public Schools 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 part-time 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 Mount Vernon School District 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.


Middle School & High School LAP Reading Support:

Each Middle school and High School has a part-time reading support specialist who works with students to support their reading development.  The LAP Reading Specialists provide supplemental instruction for striving readers