title i program
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. Title I’s goal is to provide extra instructional services and activities which supports students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.
The Title I program provides students with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom. Title I also provides supports to private schools and homeless programs.
Title I schools with 40% or more of children from economically disadvantaged families can develop Schoolwide Title I programs to upgrade the school’s entire education program, rather than to target services only to identified students.
Parents Right to be Informed –Teacher Qualifications
When schools receive federal grant dollars, there are certain guidelines that must be adhered to. One of these is to inform parents of their right to be informed.
Under this act, parents of children in schools that receive Title I dollars have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers. Paraprofessionals who work with students in a Title I program also have to meet certain educational requirements. You may contact Desiree Porter ( DesireeP@myPCM.org ) if you would like to request this information.