Last modified: January 11, 2023
What is Title I?
Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, provides financial assistance to local education agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
Title I schools receive funds to supplement existing programs based off of poverty status. In Utah, we use free and reduced lunch to determine this status.
Funding has nothing to do with academic performance – it has everything to do with free/reduced lunch!
Title I helps all students access appropriate instruction. It comes with high levels of accountability for administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
These funds provide:
- Instructional assistants
- Curriculum materials
- Parent engagement activities
- Professional development for teachers and instructional assistants
- Mentoring for teachers