Title I Eligibility

  • Smithville School District

    Title I Eligibility

    A child MAY be eligible for the Smithville Title I Early Childhood program if more than one of the

    following is true:


    • The child is 3, 4 or 5 (not eligible for kindergarten) years of age.
    • One or both of the parents of the child were in their teens when the child was born.
    • The child does not live with his or her parent(s).
    • The child lives with foster parents.
    • The child lives with only one parent.
    • The family of the child qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.
    • The family of the child is Homeless under the McKinney-Vento Education Act.
    • The family of the child is struggling with legal issues, substance abuse and/or domestic violence.
    • One or both of the child’s parents is incarcerated.
    • One or both parents did not complete secondary education or the high school equivalency.
    • The family of the child is in crisis due to chronic/terminal illness or a death of an immediate family member (child’s parent or sibling).
    • The child qualifies for services under the Individuals with Disability Education Act.
    • The child is transitioning from Missouri First Steps.
    • The child qualified for special education services in another state.
    • The child/family participates in Smithville Parents As Teachers (Parent Educator does home visits)


    If you feel your child may be eligible and would like to find out more about the program, please contact  Jennifer Stanley, Process Coordinator at 816-532-0406 or stanleyj@smithville.k12.mo.us.