What is Title I?
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the largest federally funded education program that provides extra support to students who are academically at-risk in public and private schools. Through Title I, the government allocates funds to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Title I funds are designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. The purpose of Title I is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. There are two models for Title I programs:
Schoolwide programs allow for all students and families in high poverty school zones to be eligible for Title I services. Title I schoolwide programs are based on a comprehensive plan of academic support that detail how all instruction, assessment resources, and teachers that have met state licensure and certification requirements support the academic achievement of all students.
Targeted Assisted Programs
All Title I resources and support are focused on an identified group of students and families. In a targeted assistance program, all instruction, resources, and staff support the improve academic achievement of identified students and families.
What are the Benefits of Title I?
A Title I program will provide your child with educational support beyond the regular classroom. Some benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Increased family engagement
- Increased technology
- Smaller classes or specialized instructional support
- Additional teachers and instructional assistants
- Additional professional development for school staff
- Supplementary instructional resources
The Title I District Level Family Engagement Plan is available in English and Spanish. In order to improve our family engagement program, please complete this short feedback form on the content and effectiveness of the District Level Family Engagement Plan.