Title I Program

Title I is the largest federally funded educational program. The program provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals.

School-Wide Programs

A Title I schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school in order to improve the achievement of the lowest-achieving students.  

Targeted Assistance Programs

A targeted assistance school differs from a schoolwide program school in several significant respects:

  • Funds may be used in targeted assistance schools only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.
  • Funds must be used for services that supplement, and do not supplant, the services that would be provided, in the absence of the funds, from non-Federal sources.
  • Records must be maintained that document that funds are spent on activities and services for only participating students.

Eligible students are identified in targeted assistance schools through a student selection process that begins in May, prior to each school year.  First, classroom teachers in conjunction with Title I teachers complete a Student Eligibility form for each student that is most in need of Title I English Language Arts and Mathematics academic support. .

The completion of the student eligibility forms will generate a composite score.  From the composite scores a rank ordered list of eligible students will result. The student eligibility process will be completed by June of each year in preparation for the next school year.

At the beginning of each school year, Title I teachers confer with classroom teachers to assure that the eligibility information is accurate, and that the neediest students will be serviced.