How Title I Supports Schools & Students


    • Title I is a federally-funded program available to select schools, based on the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch. Title I funds are supplemental to district funds given to schools and are to be used to increase student achievement.

      In Pinellas County, Title I serves all students and families in eligible public elementary schools through school-wide programs that provide additional instructional staff and other resources. Title I also allocates funds to provide equitable services for eligible elementary students and their families in identified non-public schools in the district. For a complete list of Pinellas County schools served by Title I, visit

      Westgate Elementary supports the Title I requirements below:

        • Develop jointly with parents a written Parent Involvement Policy.
        • Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in the Title I program and their rights to be involved in the school, and about the requirements of Title I.
        • Jointly develop with parents a school-parent compact. The compact must state how parents, the entire school staff and students will share in the responsibility for improved student achievement and must be discussed during a parent/teacher conference.
        • Provide staff training on parent involvement.
        • Provide training and materials to help parents work with their children.
        • Provide timely information to parents about the Title I program.
        • Provide (if requested) an opportunity for regular meetings to allow parents to participate (as appropriate) in decisions about their child’s education and respond to suggestions.
        • Offer flexible meeting times.
        • Ensure that information sent to parents is in a format and language, to the extent practicable, that parents can understand.
        • Coordinate with other agencies/programs.

      For more information about Title I or how to be involved, please contact the school-wide contact for Title 1, Dr. Shannon Butler. (727)588-6000.