Title I is federal assistance to school districts to help fund high quality, challenging instructional programs for children in schools that have high concentrations of poverty. Title I provides opportunities for children to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenging state content standards. Resources are distributed to schools where needs are the greatest. Title I coordinates services with other educational agencies such as health and social services programs. Additionally, Title I provides greater decision making authority and flexibility within the schools and for teachers.
Parent involvement is an essential component of Title I. Every Title I school allocates a portion of its funds for improving parent involvement within the school. Each school develops a parent involvement policy and a school-parent compact that outline expectations and opportunities for including parents in the education of their children. Parents are included on the planning team and are offered the opportunity to give feedback on the school's Title I plan. If you would to participate on the Title I planning team at your child's school, please contact the school office.