Our Elementary School and our Middle School are Title I Schools!
What is Title I?
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title 1 federal funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.” The U.S. Department of Education provides supplemental funding to local school districts to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students.
Title 1 was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other students. The policy was rewritten in 1994 to improve fundamental goals of helping at-risk students. With the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), schools must make adequate yearly progress on state testing and focus on best teaching practices in order to continue receiving funds. NCLB is based on four basic principles that have led to higher standards and increased achievement. These principles are stronger accountability for results, greater flexibility for States and Communities, more choices for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work. Title I is the part of NCLB that supports programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning of children from low income families.
How are Title 1 Funds Used?
Title 1 funds are used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title 1 funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math. Annually, this program reaches over six million students, primarily in the elementary grades.
For more information on Title I or to become a Title I Parent Liaison, please contact our Title I Liaison, Mrs. Bovastro at firstname.lastname@example.org