What is Title I?
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was reauthorized in 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Title I, Part A is under the umbrella of NCLB and is the largest single program of federal aid for elementary and secondary education and allocates funds to more than 90 percent of the nation’s school districts.
The purpose of Title I, Part A is to provide a fair and equitable education and assist academically at-risk students so they can achieve proficiency levels on challenging State academic standards.
How do schools receive Title I funds?
The federal government provides funds to the state. The state provides funds to each qualifying district. Individual schools receive Title I funds based census data and the percentage of families qualifying for free/reduced textbooks and meals.
Which Southern Hancock schools receive Title I funds?
Currently, Brandywine Elementary and Sugar Creek Elementary receive Title I funding. Both schools offer Title I services for language arts and mathematics in grades K-3.
How are children selected for Title I?
Title I student selection is based on academic need, NOT financial need. Throughout the school year, student standardized academic assessment data is collected, ranked and sorted. Report card grades are not used for student selection. Students in grades K-3 with the greatest academic need in the areas of language arts and mathematics are selected to participate in the Title I program.
Title I program in Southern Hancock County?
Once students are selected for Title I, certified staff members place students in small groups (3-6 students) and prescribe an academic intervention plan. Certified teachers and/or paraprofessionals work with small groups of students, focusing on the prescribed plans. Students are monitored throughout the process and instructional changes are made accordingly. Title I intervention groups take place at school, during the regular school day.