Title I A/ Title I D
Title I is the largest federal aid program for elementary and secondary schools. Title I provides money to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in the district. Each school district uses Title I funds to pay for extra educational services for children. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Part A embraces fundamental strategies to address the needs of the children served: A schoolwide focus on improving teaching and learning, flexibility at the local level in tandem with clear accountability for results, more focused targeting of resources on schools with the greatest needs, and stronger partnerships between schools and communities to support the achievement of children served.
In Franklin county 7 of our 9 schools are Title I schools. Each has a schoolwide Title I program. A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to enhance the entire educaitonal progrem, its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low achieveing, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on state academic achievement standards. This schoolwide reform should result in an ongoing comprehensive plan for the school improvement that is owned by the entire school community and tailored to meet its unique needs. The schoolwide reform strategy requires that a school conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address thsoe needs, create a comprehensive plan and conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the schoolwide program and revise the plan as necessary.