What is Title I?
"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 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. The previous version of the law was known as the No Child Left Behind Act. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all studentsThe 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 program.
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
Skycrest Elementary Title I Needs You!
Every Title I school must have a parent volunteer to be a member of the Student Advisory Council (SAC).
This only requires attending three meetings a year and then reporting back to our SAC meetings.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Title I Coordinator, Michelle Ladd at 727-469-5987 or email at email@example.com.