Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I is the largest single program of federal aid for elementary and secondary education. Decisions on the use of Title I funds are focused on needs at the school level within general guidelines from the state and district level. The critical element of the law is accountability which requires educators to show results for their efforts rather than mere compliance with program rules.
Title I is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for all students by helping them: succeed in the regular program; attain grade-level proficiency; improve academic achievement.
Schools which have a high percentage of children qualifying for free or reduced priced meals receive an allocation of federal dollars. This allocation is used to pay for resources to support the purpose of Title I and the goals of the school's School Improvement Plan. These funds must also be used to provide services to homeless children, children in local institutions for neglected children, and to ensure that private schools receive "equitable services".
2017 - 2018 Title I Schools
School eligibility for Title I funding for school year (FY18) is based on the school's percent of Free/Reduced Price Lunch eligible students as of December 22, 2016. Our district will serve 113 schools.
Private School Equitable Services
Under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), local education agencies (LEA’s) are required to provide services for eligible public school students, as well as eligible private school students. In particular, Section 1120 of Title I, Part A, requires a participating LEA to provide eligible children attending private elementary and secondary schools, their teachers, and their families with Title I services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families.
The Title I program provides supplemental educational services so that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. To qualify for assistance under Title I, a student must reside within the attendance area of a participating Title I public school and be failing, or at risk of failing to meet student academic achievement standards.
As a result of consultation between the representatives of the School District of Palm Beach County, Title I Administration, and participating private schools, it was mutually agreed that Title I instructional services should be provided by a third-party contractor who will provide all equipment, materials and supplies, as well as parental involvement activities necessary in order to deliver supplemental instruction to students failing or at-risk of failing, as required under Title I regulations.
Title I also provides professional development for the teachers of participating private school students. The professional development activities must be designed to help private school classroom teachers better meet the needs of private school students who receive Title I services, not general professional development needs of the teachers or the school.
2017 - 2018 Title I Private Schools
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