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Title I Services

What is Title I?

Title I, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics and reading.Title I has three primary objectives:

  • to improve student achievement for all participating children
  • to improve staff development
  • to improve parental and community involvement

Title I funds are distributed to districts and individual schools based on the number of low-income families served. However, once a school qualifies for Title I funds, academic need, not economic status, determines which students receive extra services. Title I funds are intended to supplement, not replace, state and federal funds.

Title I is different from special education programs. Title I does not address student needs based on disability or special needs, but rather on the basis of student performance, achievement, and progress. 


The Title I program will provide your student with extra educational classroom support above and beyond what a local school system is able to provide.