Title I-A of the

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

This purpose can be accomplished by the following allowable activities:

Academic Support for At Risk Students (AIS, RTI, counseling, credit recovery, etc.):

  • Certified teachers and teaching assistants
  • Guidance counselors, social workers and other professionals providing supplemental services
  • Proportional benefits for Title I salaries
  • Equitable services for private school students
  • Pre-K, summer and extended day programs
  • Transportation for Title I extended day and summer programs if not otherwise available

Support Staff for Title I Programs:

  • Teacher Aides (non-instructional services)
  • Data management staff for Title I only
  • Secretary and/or clerks for Title I only
  • Title I Coordinators and administrators
  • Stipends for principals outside contract hours
  • Nurses for summer and extended day Title I programs

Title I program supplies and materials:

  • Supplemental instructional materials
  • Computer aided instruction software for AIS
  • Diagnostic and progress monitoring materials
  • Title I data management software
  • Nutritional snacks for Title I students during extended day and summer programs
  • Technology to upgrade the educational program of a SWP