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Program Description

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state

  1. Basic Grants provide funds to LEAs in which the number of children counted in the formula (formula children) is at least 10 and exceeds 2 percent of an LEA's school-age population.
  2. Concentration Grants provide funds to LEAs that are eligible for Basic Grants and in which the number of formula children exceeds 6,500 or 15 percent of an LEA’s the total school-age population.
  3. Targeted Grants are based on the same data used for Basic and Concentration Grants except that the data are weighted so that LEAs with higher numbers or higher percentages of children receive more funds. Targeted Grants are based on the same data used for Basic and Concentration Grants except that the data are weighted so that LEAs with higher numbers or higher percentages of formula children receive more funds. Targeted Grants provide funds to LEAs in which the number of formula children (without application of the formula weights) is at least 10 and at least 5 percent of the LEA's school-age population.
  4. Education Finance Incentive Grants (EFIG) distribute funds to States based on factors that measure:
    • a State's effort to provide financial support for education compared to its relative wealth as measured by its per capita income; and
    • the degree to which education expenditures among LEAs within the State are equalized.

Once a State's EFIG allocation is determined, funds are provided (using a weighted count formula that is similar to Targeted Grants) to LEAs in which the number of children from low-income families is at least 10 and at least 5 percent of the LEA's school-age population.

An LEA’s Title I allocation is the sum of the amount that the LEA receives under each formula. LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. If a Title I school is operating a targeted assistance program, the school provides Title I services to children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic standards. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds to operate schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school in order to raise the achievement of the lowest-achieving students. LEAs also must use Title I funds to provide Title I services to eligible children enrolled in private schools. More information about Title I and other ESEA programs is available at: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/index.html.

 

 

 

TITLE I REQUIREMENTS

· Annual Title I Meeting Each Title I school is required to hold an "Annual Title I Meeting" at the beginning of the school year. A good time to hold this meeting is on the back-to-school night or at SEPs when parents are in the building. Documentation: Agenda for the meeting

· School-Parent Compact  Developed with input from parents and teachers. Share with parents in a minimum of two ways. Documentation: Notation of when it is given out, student handbook, website, copy of the compact

· School Parent Policy  Developed with input from parents. If you have this as part of the Compact, please make sure your Title on the page says "School-Parent Compact and Parent and Family Engagement Policy" Share with parents in a minimum of two ways. Documentation:  Agenda from the meeting, website, bulletin board photo, copy of the policy

· Parents' Right to Know to  Notify parents in a minimum of two ways that they have a right to know the professional qualifications of their children's teacher(s).  Documentation: website, bulletin board photo, the newsletter with info in it

· Report cards: School Report Card  As soon as the Title I school report card becomes available, share it with parents in a minimum of two ways. This should be your state report card, not just a link. Documentation: website, agenda from parent meeting, bulletin board photo

· SCHOOLWIDE PLAN  Make the SW plan (one-page summary) available to parents in a minimum of two ways. This is your school improvement plan.  Documentation: website, agenda from the meeting, copy of the one-page summary with a notation of it's being sent out

*(Ideas for sharing required documents in a minimum of two ways):

 Opening school packet/handbook LEA and/or school website 

Make documents available when parents are in the building (handout)

School newsletter

Parent bulletin board

 Local newspaper

Principal's bulletin

Announce at Title I meeting

Administration

Missy Mackay-Whiteurs

Missy Mackay-Whiteurs

Titles: Director-District-Wide Athletics and Coordinator-Title One
Email:

Staff

Maria Moreno

Maria Moreno

Titles: Admin Assistant - Department
Email:
Mike Harman

Mike Harman

Titles: Education Specialist
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 801-584-2925