TITLE I, PART A - BASIC
The purpose of Title I, Part A 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.
LEA’s target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. Schools that meet eligibility requirements use Title I funds for school-wide programs designed to enhance their educational programs to improve achievement for all students, particularly the lowest-achieving students.
In Marion County, private schools are provided with the “targeted assistance program” in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet the state’s challenging academic achievement standards. Through targeted assistance, schools collaborate with parents, school and district staff, to design an educational program to meet the needs of those students.
Both school-wide and targeted assistance programs must use instructional strategies based on scientifically-based research and implement parental and family engagement activities.
- Most Title I Schools in Marion County are school-wide programs
- Elementary schools identified at 40% free/reduced lunch
- Secondary schools identified first at 58% free/reduced lunch
Title I, Part A funds are used for:
- Resources supporting educational programs:
- State-Certified Teachers and Highly-Qualified Para-Professionals
- Student materials and supplies
- Technology and equipment for student use
- Supplemental programs for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science
- Professional Development
- Collaborative Planning
- Parent and Family Engagement Trainings
- Before, After School, or Summer Tutoring Programs
If you would like more information about Title I, please contact the Title I Office at 352.671.4171