What is Title One?
- A Federal fund
- Authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (but began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965)
to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high
quality education and reach grade-level proficiency
- To help students who are behind academically or at risk of falling behind
- Only used to help students reach proficiency in academic students: English Language Arts and Mathematics
- Never replaces what all other students receive (is supplemental to the regular program)
- Uses research based practices
How is Title One School Funding Determined?
- It is a federal entitlement program (non-competitive formula)
- Allocated on the basis of student enrollment for ages 5-17, census poverty levels, and other data.
U.S. Department of Education distributes these funds to State Education
Agencies that in turn, distribute the funds to Local Education Agencies
or school districts.
- Local school districts allocate the funds to qualifying schools based on the number of poor children in a school.
Title One Must…
- Involve parents in all phases of planning and provide opportunities for involvement and parent trainings.
- Establish a compact between the parent and school outlining expectations.
information with parents on their child’s progress and progress of the
school toward the accomplishments of goals set forth in the plan.
- Inform parents when schools have sanctions placed on them due to not meeting the AYP standards.
A copy of Morningside Middle School's Title I plan can be found on the counter of the Main Office. The plan is located in a green binder labeled Title I and can be viewed at your convenience.