Title I is a federal grant reauthorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001. The purpose of this legislation is "to help the neediest schools and students reach the same challenging standards expected of all children" (Public Law 107-110).
The Title I grant addresses four major goals:
Schools are eligible for Title I funds based on the percent of low-income students. In FCPS, the elementary schools with the highest level of poverty receive funding that is used for positions and resources to meet the needs of their students.
The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I. To obtain the funds, each state must submit a plan describing:
The State Educational Agency (SEA) allocates funds to school districts.
The Local Education Agency (LEA) identifies eligible schools -- those with the highest percentage of children from low-income families -- and provides Title I resources.
Title I schools include parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff who work to:
Title I Coordinator
December 5, 2012