Title I / LAP Program

Finley Title I Contacts

Director: Amy McLaughlin - amclaughlin@finleysd.org
Administrative Assistant: Laurie Tufford - ltufford@finleysd.org

Title I at the Elementary School

Finley Elementary Title/LAP Teacher: Stephanie Bradshaw - sbradshaw@finleysd.org
Finley Elementary: Pam Kinne - pkinne@finleysd.org
Finley Elementary School Improvement Plan

Title I at the Middle School

Finley Middle School Title/LAP Teacher: Tina Gore - tgore@finleysd.org
Finley Middle School Principal: Michael Harrington - mharrington@finleysd.org Finley Middle School Improvement Plan

Title I - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A is a federal program designed “To provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.” Title I, Part A programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula designed to help students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they learn and can do. As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I, Part A programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines. One-third of the public schools in Washington State operate Title I, Part A programs, providing academic services to over 350,000 students annually.

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) the Finley Elementary & Finley Middle School would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student's teacher(s) or instructional paraprofessional(s).  Please reference Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessional Letters under Helpful Links at the bottom of this page.

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

LAP offers supplemental services for K–12 students scoring below grade-level standard in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. These services focus on accelerating student growth to make progress towards grade level. They may include academic readiness skill development or behavior supports. These services address barriers preventing students from accessing core instruction. The intent is for LAP-served students to increase academic growth during the period of time they are provided services. LAP emphasizes research-based best practices designed to increase student achievement.

Foster Care Education Program - Improving the Educational Outcomes of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Schools, child welfare agencies, communities, and families must work together to provide the equitable opportunities, specialized services, and useful supports that are essential for students in foster care to be successful in school and in life.
Finley School District supports students in foster care by utilizing practices that reduce educational disruptions, strengthen school stability, and improve academic performance. For more information, please contact Amy McLaughlin at 586-3217.

Parent’s Right To Know: Limited State Certification and Licensure

Schools provide to each individual parent timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who has not met applicable certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.


Nondiscrimination, Title IX & Section 504:   Finley School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations.  Finley School District does not discriminate in any program or activities on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Bryan Long
224606 E Game Farm Rd
Kennewick WA 99337

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Amy McLaughlin
224606 E Game Farm Rd
Kennewick WA 99337