All About Title I
What is Title I?
Title I is a federal grant program. It has been in existence since 1965, when Congress passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and was reauthorized in 2001 with the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act. Title I is one of the oldest and largest federal programs supporting elementary and secondary education in existence, and over 90% of the school systems in the United States receive some sort of Title I funding. It is in every state and many cities. In Utica Community Schools, there are 9 elementary Title I schools. Schools qualify for Title I funds through free and reduced lunch counts and are ranked according to need. Click here if you want to read more about Title I from the U.S. Department of Education.
What is the purpose of Title I?
The Title I program helps children succeed in the regular education classroom. In the past, it was solely a pull-out program. Since the reauthorization in 1995, Title I services are provided both in and out of the classroom.
How do students qualify?
Children who are not proficient on local and standardized assessments in the areas of reading, writing, math, social studies and science may qualify for Title I services. Teachers and principals also refer students. Schuchard is a school-wide Title I building. Any student in need will be eligible for additional support.
Who do we service?
We service children in Kindergarten though 6th grade in reading, writing, math, social studies and science based on teacher recommendation and assessment data. The list of students is flexible and changes throughout the year as students continue to learn.