Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education
Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I is a federally funded program, part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. ESEA was reauthorized in 2001 as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Title I provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools, with high concentrations of students from low-income families, provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing either a schoolwide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research.
The program is designed to accomplish four primary goals:
provide supplementary education to students eligible for services;
provide additional funding to schools and districts serving high concentrations of children from low-income families;
Humble ISD currently has 11 schools that are served as Title I Schoolwide Campuses.
Each of these schools is given an allocation of Title I funds, through a specified formula. The school must spend those funds on strategies that will directly affect student instruction (such as interventions, instructional programs, supplemental teachers, etc.), or professional development for teacher, or parent involvement. All strategies paid for with Title I funds must be:
The district must develop a District-Wide Parent Involvement Plan (developed jointly with parents):
1. Each Title I Schoolwide campus must develop a campus-level Parent Involvement Plan (developed
jointly with parents)
2. Each campus must hold an annual Title I Meeting to inform parents of the school's participation in the
Title I, Part A program, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and the rights of parents to be
involved in those programs.
3. Each Title I, Part A school must jointly develop, with the parents of children served under Title I,
Part A, a school-parent compact as a component of its written parental involvement policy.