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Title I Program

Title I, Part A Federal Program

Title I, Part A, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I is a federal grant which provides federal funding to schools, under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), to help students who are behind academically, or at risk of falling behind. The funds for each school district are based on a State formula that is calculated by the number of students from economically disadvantaged homes. Title I services provided with federal funds are based on the academic needs of students.

Title I is intended to supplement, not replace, state and district funds. Selection is based on the free and reduced-price meal count.

There are two types of Title I programs: School-Wide and Targeted Assistance. Title I School-wide Program schools create a plan that integrates school-wide reform strategies rather than providing separate, add-on services. Schools are permitted to use funds from Title I and other resources to upgrade the entire education program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for all students.


 

Title I Schoolwide Programs
Kennedy High School Robertson High School Walters Middle School

3999 Blacow Road

4455 Seneca Parkway 39600 Logan Drive
510-657-4070 510-657-9155 510-656-7211
Principal: Edward Velez Principal: Sal Herrera Principal: Dana Graham
Title I, Part A Frequently Asked Questions

What is Title I?  

  • Title I is a federal grant which provides federal funding to schools, under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Act, to help students who are behind academically, or at risk of falling behind.  

  • The funds for each school district are based on a State formula that is calculated by the number of students from economically disadvantaged homes. 

  • Title I services provided with federal funds are based on the academic needs of students.  

  • Title I is intended to supplement, not replace, state and district funds. 

How are the Title I Schools selected?  

  • Selection is based on the free and reduced-price meal count.  

  • After funding is allocated by the county, the district then decides how many schools to fund, with priority given to those schools with the highest percentage of students who receive free and reduced-price meals. 

What is the purpose of Title I?  

  • To help students achieve proficiency on state academic standards (primarily in reading/language arts and mathematics)  

  • To increase student performance in high-poverty schools through school-wide reform  

  • To build teacher capacity through qualify professional development  

  • To enhance parents’ ability to help their children succeed through quality parental involvement activities 

What type of program is at FUSD Title I schools? 

  • There are two types of Title I programs: Targeted Assistance and School-wide. Fremont Unified currently has Title I Schoolwide programs at Kennedy High School, Robertson High School, and Walters Middle School.

What do Title I School-wide Program schools do?  

  • Create a plan that integrates school-wide reform strategies rather than providing separate, add-on services  

  • Are permitted to use funds from Title I and other resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for all students 

  • Maintain a school-wide mission and goals that shape school decisions and help all students achieve high standards  

  • Identify how other federal and state funding sources are used to implement the school-wide plan  

  • Ensure that legislative intent and all reporting requirements of each specific funding source are met 

How does Title I encourage the Home-School Partnership?  

  • Title I legislation requires that each school receiving federal funds develop a parental involvement policy and a parent-school compact.  

  • The district-level and school-level parental involvement policies are distributed to parents with the Parent-School Compact at the beginning of each school year.  

  • A Title I Annual Parent Meeting takes place each year in the fall to inform parents of the Title I program and to gather parent input.  

  • A parental involvement survey is conducted each spring to solicit input from parents. 

Parental Involvement Policy  

  • Aside from the district parental involvement policy, each school has a parental involvement policy written with parent input that outlines how parents can take part in the school’s efforts. 

Parent-School Compact  

  • This compact is a written agreement that explains how the entire school staff, parents, and students will share in the responsibility for improved student achievement. It also outlines how the school and parents will build a partnership to help all children achieve high standards.

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