If further help is needed, Lancashire provides a Reading Specialist who works with small groups of children to offer additional instruction outside of their regular scheduled reading class.
We also have an Early Intervention Reading Para-Professional who works with small groups to give them additional support to increase their phonics, decoding, and reading skills.
An ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor is with us daily to meet and work with students who in the process of adapting to speaking, reading, and writing in English.
Special education services are also provided for students in both the regular classroom and within a small group outside the regular classroom depending on the need of each child.
The Reading Assist program is an additional intervention that offers students intensive diagnostic one-on-one tutoring to assist selected children in finding ways for those who are having difficulty in breaking the code of reading.
Lancashire is fortunate to have 2 volunteer tutor/mentor programs. The TABS (Towards a Better Society) program utilizes a committed group of retired, senior citizens who tutor and/or mentor students on a weekly basis. TABS volunteers may work with students on-to-one or in small groups. Creative Mentoring is a statewide program, which matches an adult volunteer to a student who has been referred to the program by the teacher in a on-to-one mentoring relationship. Mentors work with one child and move with the child to the next grade level. Both programs take place during the school day.