An explanation of Title I funding
What is the Purpose of a Title I School?
The purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
What is a Title I School?
Title I is a federally funded program designed to address the academic needs of students and to assist them in meeting the state’s high standards, particularly in the areas of reading, writing, science and mathematics. The Pinellas County School District receives funds based upon the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
What might I see in a Title I School?
You may see some or all of the following in your Title I School:· Intervention classes - provide intensive assistance in reading and math
· Additional resource teachers and assistants who are highly qualified
· Additional training for school staff
· A variety of teaching methods and materials
· Special learning events
· Training for families
· After-school tutoring
· Laptop computers “Connect to Success” take-home program