Title I Schools

Purpose: Title I funds supplement the local and state educational programs to ensure all students achieve in all academic areas. The Title I program offers a variety of services which may include additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching methods and materials, smaller classes, and additional training for staff.


Qualifications: Schools qualify for funds based on economic need. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds.  Golden Rule qualifies for Title 1 funding.


School-Wide Requirements:

♦ Comprehensive needs assessment – The school must identify areas of greatest need.

♦ School-wide reform strategies to include those that...

♦ Strengthen the core academic program.

♦ Increase the amount and quality of learning time.

♦ Meet needs of under-served populations.

♦ Address needs of all learners, particularly low-achieving students.

♦ Instruction by "highly qualified" teachers

♦ Professional learning for teachers

♦ Parent involvement strategies


Parents Have the Right...

♦ to know the professional qualifications of his/her child's teacher(s), including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in their respective area of instruction.

♦ to know the school improvement status of the school.

♦ to know the level of achievement of their child in each area of the state assessment.

♦ to know if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for at least four consecutive weeks, by a teacher who does not meet the highly qualified definition.

♦ to be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in their school.