Title 1

Title 1 specifically addresses "Improving Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged." Schools with a high percentage of children from low-income families receive Title 1 education funds.


The ACIP is a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP). It serves as a guide to educators, students and their families, and community members about the process of achieving and measuring improvements in Iola’s performance.

It answers four fundamental questions.

  • What do we want for our students?
  • Where do we want our schools to be in the next three years?
  • How will we get there? How will we know we were successful?
  • Background information is presented that describes the continuous improvement planning process.
Parents Right to Know

We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher. Specifically, you may request the following:

● Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

● Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria has been waived.

● The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

● Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive this information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact principal, Patrick Dowell, at (205) 338-7312, and he will be happy to assist you.

Directions for Searching Teacher Certificates
  • Go to Teacher Certificate Search from this link.
  • Type in the name of your child’s teacher and click search.
  • Click on the teacher’s name and his/her certificate(s) will be displayed.