The Federal Programs Department is responsible for administering, monitoring and providing technical assistance for Title programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
WHAT IS TITLE I?
Title I is a part of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). This act provides money to public schools with high numbers of children from low-income families. Title I is designed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach grade-level proficiency. Title I programs must be focused on improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. Additionally, ESSA requires school districts to set-aside Title I funds to serve homeless and neglected students who do not attend schools participating in Title I. These services are comparable to services provided to children attending a Title I school.
WHAT IS A TITLE I SCHOOL?
Title I schools are the schools that are given funding from ESSA. Schools are given funding based on the number of children who qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. All schools in the Butts County School System are designated as Title I for the 2018-2019 school year.
WHAT ARE SCHOOLWIDE SCHOOLS?
A schoolwide school is a school in which children from low-income families make up at least 40% of enrollment. In schoolwide programs, Title I funds are used to serve all of the children in the school. The purpose of schoolwide Title I programs is to improve the entire educational program in a school which should result in improving the academic achievement of all students, particularly the lowest achieving students. The core elements of a schoolwide program are (1) needs assessment, (2) plan and (3) evaluation. All schools in the Butts County School System are designated as Title I Schoolwide Schools for the 2018-2019 School Year.