Dinwiddie County Public Schools receive federal funds for our School Wide Title 1 programs which provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in reading. Needs assessment teams gather information to make data driven decisions related to student performance, ensuring success for all students. Services are coordinated between federal, state, and local funding. Parents have access to school quality profiles which are posted on the website and are a part of each School Wide plan.


The 2021-2022 Title I Survey is available for our Title I families (Dinwiddie Elementary, Southside Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary and Sutherland Elementary. Our mission is to have every student reading at or above grade level by the third grade. We want to hear from you! Please click on the survey button below and give us your valuable input! We value your support and thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. Your voice truly matters!


A Title I reading intervention program is implemented in four of our five elementary schools.  Click on each school to view their School Wide Plan:

The Title I program provides:

  • Staff: Our staff provide parent, teacher, and community supports in the areas of literacy development, tiered supports, family engagement and early reading interventions. Eight full-time reading teachers provide targeted reading interventions for students in defined, assessed areas. Five reading specialists and five math interventionists are employed (locally funded) to provide ongoing professional support to teachers. Our Staff support teachers with implementing effective, small group instruction and using data effectively.  Students are taught by certified and endorsed teachers and if for some reason there is not a teacher that meets the requirements in the classroom, parents are notified after four (4) consecutive weeks. Our family engagement specialist works with famlies and community stakeholders to increase partnerships for the good of all students.
  • Resources: Title I funds are used to provide teachers with the resources needed to teach students to be thinkers and problem solvers. Each Title I school utilizes Imagine Learning for prescriptive reading instruction. This resource can be accessed at school as well as at home for consistent reading supports. Each Title I school has a resource room with non-fiction and fiction leveled book sets, read aloud book collections as well as professional books.
  • Parent and Family Engagement:  Parents are a vital part of the decision making when writing the yearly grant and updating School Wide plans. Parent and Family Engagement workshops are held at both the school and district levels throughout the year.  We encourage you to take advantage of these worthwhile opportunities. We recognize a strong connection between the home and the school is a key element to our students’ success. View the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Highlights.

Click on the links below to view the Division Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy,  School Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plans, and the Title I Literacy Plan:

For more information about the Title I program, please contact:

Paige W. Hannon, Director of Elementary Education and Title 1: phannon@dcpsnet.org