* A Federal fund.
* Authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (but began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965).
* Intention is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach grade-level proficiency.
* To help students who are behind academically or at risk of falling behind first.
* Only used to help students reach proficiency in academic subjects: English Language Arts and Mathematics.
* Never replaces what all other students receive (is supplemental to the regular program).
* Uses research based practices.
How Is Title I School Funding Determined?
* It is a federal entitlement program (non-competitive formula).
* Allocated on the basis of student enrollment for ages 5-17, census poverty levels, and other data.
* The U.S. Department of Education distributes these funds to State Education Agencies that in turn, distribute the funds to Local Education Agencies or school districts.
* Local school districts allocate the funds to qualifying schools based on the number of poor children in a school.
* Involve parents in all phases of planning and provide opportunities for involvement and parent trainings.
* Establish a compact between the parent and school outlining expectations.
* Share information with parents on their child’s progress and progress of the school toward the accomplishments of goals set forth in the plan.
* Inform parents when schools have sanctions placed on them due to not meeting the AYP standards.
School-Wide Title I Expenditures 2014-2015...
* Site licenses for Reading A-Z, RAZ Kids, and Study Island
* Voyager Reading Program
* Literacy and Math Academic Support Teachers
* Instructional materials to support Read 180 and Systems 44
* College and Career Readiness Support
* Staff development for teachers
* Parental involvement activities
* Instructional supplies for math and reading
~The Title I grant is available for viewing at the district or school level.