About Title I (ESEA)Title I, Part A is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. As the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education, Title I targets these resources to the districts and schools where the needs are greatest.Title I, Part A focuses on high poverty schools and ensuring students' access to scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content. Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, but they are most commonly used for instruction in reading and mathematics. Title I, Part A provisions provide a mechanism for holding states, school districts, and schools accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students and turning around low performing schools, while providing alternatives to students in such schools to enable those students to received a high-quality education.
In the Kyrene School District, Title I funds are used for Schoolwide programs [SW] and Targeted Assistance programs [TA].
Targeted Assistance Programs:
• use Title I funds to focus on helping eligible students identified as having the greatest educational need
• use multiple criteria to target these students
• allow school staff to determine which services and activities will be provided to which student
• limit funding to eligible (targeted) students and the teachers who work with them
• provide professional development and parental involvement activities to the staff and families of the targeted students
• plan for comprehensive, long-term improvement
• serve all students with highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals
• provide continuous learning for staff, parents and the community
• use research-based practices to develop and implement enriched instruction for all students
• use inclusive approaches to strengthen the school’s organizational structure
• consolidate resources to achieve programs goals
• engage in continuous self-assessment and improvement
Currently, the Kyrene School District serves three elementary schools with regular Title I funds. The Title I schools in Kyrene include: