Overview of Title I Program
Title I, Part A, provides local educational agencies (LEA) resources that help children gain a high quality education and the skills to master Florida Standards. Title I provides additional resources to schools with economically disadvantaged students. These resources provide additional teachers, professional development, extra time for teaching, parent involvement activities, and other activities designed to raise student achievement.
The goal of Title I is to improve student achievement through effective instruction, professional development, and parent involvement.
Title I is an entitlement program under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the latest amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I funds are intended to provide supplemental resources to schools with concentrated poverty. The goals of Title I increased student achievement, particularly with the lowest achieving students, through improved parent involvement and professional development of staff.
Schools receiving Title I funds are required to have a Title I Plan. The School Improvement Plan, with some additions, fulfill the requirement for a Title I Plan. The Title I/School Improvement Plan consists of a Comprehensive Needs Assessment, Goals and Strategies for core academic areas, includes professional development and parental involvement activities, and a budget which will demonstrate how available funds will be used to implement the plan. Title I expenditures must align with and support the Title I/School Improvement Plan.