What is Title I?

Title I provides federal funding for schools to help students who are identified as most at risk of failing to meet the State’s academic achievement standards.  Funding is based on the number of low-income children in a school, which is generally determined by the number of students eligible for the free or reduced lunch program.  Title I is intended to supplement, not replace, state and district funds.

Title I funding may be used for direct or indirect services.  Indirect support may come in the form of professional development for teachers and assistants or curriculum, supplies and materials for Title I programs. Students who receive direct services are determined by a specified set of criteria.

            To read more about the federal Title I-A grant, go to the U.S. Department of Education's website.