Title I

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    "Title I" is the federal program that provides funding to local school districts

    to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. It is part
    of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965. That
    Act is reauthorized by Congress from time to time, and often given a new
    name. It is currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act.


    The Title I law requires the meaningful involvement of parents in school

    level planning, development and design of initiatives to improve student

    achievement supported by Title I funds.

    The purpose of Title I is to assist schools in improving student achievement,

    staff development and parental involvement. All public schools receiving

    Title I funds are district schools operating as Schoolwide Programs.

    Schools utilize Title I funds to enhance the regular district instructional



    Schools use funds to:

    • add highly qualified staff,
    • support parent and community involvement efforts,
    • improve staff development,
    • purchase additional instructional materials and supplies,
    • add technology and needed equipment.

     Title I Resources