•  Welcome to the BTSD Federal Programs section.  Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 is the largest federally funded education program for both elementary and secondary schools. Federal Funds, administered by the state, are targeted to high poverty schools and districts, and are used to help school districts meet the educational needs of its children.  In addition, a portion of the Title I grant supports educational services for nonpublic students who reside in our district’s geographic area. 

    Bensalem Township School District’s Title funds are used to finance supplemental educational services, in reading/language arts and math, to students in the 5 district schools:  Cornwells, Faust, Rush, Shafer and Snyder. Staff work with students in the regular classroom to ensure that they meet state academic standards. All instruction is aligned to BTSD district curriculum and local and state of PA standards.

    Title I and II funding also assists the district in meeting the needs of its professional and paraprofessional staff members. Title funds finance a portion of the professional development, instructional materials, supplies, and educational opportunities provided to its staff members.

    Bensalem’s federal programs a strong parent involvement and engagement component. Workshops and resources are provided throughout the year to help parents take an active role in helping their children to achieve high academic standards. Parents are included in decision-making and on a advisory committee to assist in the educational planning for their children.  Parents are notified of their school’s progress on the School Performance Profile (SPP) and any related consequences. In addition, parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and of paraprofessionals who provide instructional services to their children.

    If you have any questions regarding Federal Programs IN BTSD please reach out to Dr. V. Velazquez. (vvelazquez@bensalemsd.org)

    As a Title I Parent, you may request a single copy of one or more (up to 10 titles) of the following booklets from the Resource Center completely free of charge.  Please complete this form and check up to ten (10) items you would like shipped to you.