What does Title One mean?
Title I is a federally funded program designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. The program intends to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and attain proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards. Title I provides supplemental funding to schools that qualify as a high-poverty school based on the number of students eligible for free and reduce-priced meals. These restricted grant funds may only be used to provide supplemental resources needed to improve the teaching and learning of children.
Additionally, Title I legislation recognizes that parents are their children’s first and longest-serving teachers. Schools receiving these funds are required to make available information about the program’s benefits, your parental rights, and provide opportunities that allow you to have an active role in your student’s education. We hope that you will review these documents throughout the year to learn about your school’s Title I program, give program input while embracing our shared responsibility for student learning. For additional information, please contact the Title I Liaison at your school.