State and Federal Programs
4810 Magnolia Cove Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77345 • (281)641-8385 • Fax (281)641-1075
Dr. Jamie Bryson, Director of State and Federal Programs - email
Catherine Eubanks, Coordinator of State and Federal Programs - email
Kathleen Scott, Administrative Assistant, State and Federal Programs - email
... a part of the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Team
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education
Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I is a federally funded grant program, part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. ESEA was reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title I, Part A 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;
- focus educators on the needs of special student populations; and
- improve the academic achievement of eligible students, reduce performance gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students, and assist eligible students in meeting high academic standards.
Schoolwide ProgramFor a school to qualify as a Title I Schoolwide program, the campus must have a student population of at least 40% or more that are economically disadvantaged (i.e., students who qualify for free or reduced meals).
Humble ISD currently has 11 schools that are served as Title I Schoolwide Campuses.
Humble Middle School
Sterling Middle School
Jack Fields Elementary
North Belt Elementary
- Park Lakes Elementary
- Ridge Creek Elementary
River Pines Elementary
Whispering Pines Elementary
Each of these schools is given an allocation of Title I Part A funds through a specified formula. The school must spend those funds on strategies that will directly impact student instruction (such as academic interventions, instructional programs, supplemental teachers, etc.), professional development trainings for teachers, or parent and family engagement activities. All strategies paid for with Title I funds must be:
determined by the campus's Site-Based Decision Making Committee (which must have at least two parents that do not earn money from the district
identified in the campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment
included in the Campus Improvement Plan
Parent and Family EngagementThe Parent and Family Engagement provisions in Title I, Part A reflect the four principles in ESEA/ESSA. Specifically, these provisions stress a shared partnership between schools and families for high academic achievement, including (a) supplemental educational services for eligible children in low-performing schools, (b) local development of Parent and Family Engagement plans with sufficient flexibility to address local needs, and (c) building parent and family capacity for using effective practices to improve their child’s academic achievement.The Title I Parent and Family Engagement Program focuses on three categories:
Parent Information (informing parents of their rights under ESSA, as well as details of the Title I program)
Parent Involvement in Campus Decision Making: this is typically met by parents being members of the Site-Based Decision Making committee, as well as parents being part of the committee that revised the campus Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact
Parent Training: the bulk of the campuses Title I Parent and Family Engagement funds will be expended on providing academic training to parents (so they can help their children succeed academically)
Important requirements include:
The district must develop a District-Wide Parent and Family Engagement Plan (developed jointly with parents):
1. Each Title I Schoolwide campus must develop a campus-level Parent and Family Engagement Plan (developed
jointly with parents)
2. Each campus must hold an annual Title I Meeting for Parents 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 Parent and Family Engagement Policy.