WHAT IS A TITLE I SCHOOL?

  • Title I was passed in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. 
  • Title I schools receive extra funding (Title I dollars) from the federal government. These dollars are used to:
    • identify students experiencing academic difficulties and provide assistance to help these students;
    • purchase additional staff, programs, materials, and/or supplies; and
    • conduct parent and family engagement meetings, trainings, events, and/or activities

WHAT CAN TITLE I FUNDS BE USED FOR?

  • In general, Title I funds may be used for:
    • smaller class sizes,
    • additional teachers and paraprofessionals,
    • additional training for school staff,
    • extra time for instruction (before and/or after school programs),
    • parent and family engagement activities, and/or
    • a variety of supplemental teaching materials, equipment, and technology.
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