WHAT IS TITLE I?
Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The ESEA was the first major federal school aid initiative and a key component of President Johnson's War on Poverty. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015 and reauthorizes ESEA. Title I was implemented to provide support to disadvantaged children who are failing or at most risk of failing to meet grade-level academic standards. Title I funding is provided to support school reform efforts to improve academic achievement for students.
Its purpose is to make sure that all children have the opportunity to have a high-quality education.
HOW TITLE I WORKS
Funds are provided for schools based on the number of students qualifying for free/reduced-price lunch.
In Title I schools, teachers, administrators, other school staff, and parents work to:
- identify students most in need of educational support;
- Set goals for improvement;
- Measure student progress;
- Develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction: and
- Involve parents in all aspects of the program
Title I schools usually offer:
- smaller classes;
- additional teachers and teacher assistants
- additional training for school staff
- a variety of teaching methods and materials
- workshops and classes for parents.
Parents Right to Know - Title I Schools
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires all LEAs to notify parents of all children in all Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers. This notice must be sent at the start of each school year. The notice does not itself contain the teacher's information; it simply tells parents the types of information they may request.
Please click on the links below to review the following Title I Parent Notification Letters:
- Low Performing School Parent Notification
- TSI-Parent Notification Letter: