What is Title I?

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to ensure that all children meet state academic standards.

What is the purpose if Title I?

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title I funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”

How do Title I programs assist our students?

The Title I programs provides eligible students with supplemental educational assistance by providing additional resources to support academic achievement.

How does our school receive Title I funds?

First, the federal government provides funding in each state. Then, each State Educational Agency sends money to its school districts. The amount sent to the district is determined by the number of low-income students attending each school.

Which Schools in our District receive Title I funds?

The following schools in the Shippensburg Area School District are a part of the Title I program: James Burd Elementary School (JBES), Nancy Grayson Elementary School (NGES), and Shippensburg Area Intermediate School (SAIS).

How are parents involved?

All LEAs receiving Title I funds are required under Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to develop a written Parent and Family Engagement Policy. The Parent Involvement Policy for each of our Title I schools and our District Parent Involvement Policy are below.

How are parents informed?

Parents whose students are enrolled in a Title I school in the district receive a letter from the school their student attends.