Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The goal of Title I is a high quality of education for every child. The program provides extra help to students who need it the most.
How does it work?
The federal government provides funding to each state each year for Title I. Each state submits a plan describing what all children are expected to know and be able to do, the high quality standards of performance that all children are expected to meet, and ways to measure progress. The State then sends the money to school districts based on the number of low income families.
To be identified Title I, the school needs to have 47.2% or more children from low income families.
Here at Waiakeawaena, we had 58.13% low income families last school year. We have a school wide program and student progress is measured each year by administrators, teachers and parents to ensure all students are reaching the goals set for improvement.