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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.