Title I FAQ's

What is Title I?

Title I is the largest federal aid program for public schools.  This program provides additional funds for educating disadvantaged children.  These funds are designated to assist children in meeting challenging academic standards.   Title I is the federal government's commitment to closing the achievement gap between low-income and moderate to high income students.

Who does Title I serve?

Title I serves children in eligible schools, ages 5-17, that are identified most in need of educational help to meet the state standards.

How does Title I work?

  Each year, the federal government provides Title I funding to the states.  The State Educational Agencies (SEA) allocate money to school districts based on the number of low-income families.  The Local Education Agency (LEA) or school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I funding and resources to these schools.

How can Title I help me as a parent?

 School districts that receive more than $500,000 from Title I, must allocate at least 1% of the money to support parent involvement programs and activities.

How do Title I schools keep parents informed and involved?

  • Holding an annual meeting to explain Title I policy and programs;

  • Giving parents up-to-date academic information about their children in an easy-to-understand format;

  • Offering parents a flexible number of meetings on Title I;

  • Involving parents in the decision-making process on how parent involvement dollars are spent.

What Title I programs are provided to inform and support parents?

Programs vary depending on schools and districts. Some example of programs may include: community events to increase family engagement and involvement, take-home learning activities, parent resource centers in schools, etc.