Title I Overview
What is Title I?
Title I is a federal grant program originally authorized through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and
more recently reauthorized through the Every
Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2016.
The purpose of Title I is to provide supplemental resources to economically disadvantaged schools in order to support the achievement of its students.
Additional information may be accessed through the U .S.
Department of Education at: http://www.ed.gov/program/titleiparta
In the Kent County’s Public School system, all elementary and middle school students are eligible to receive Title I services as a result of each school having a Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS) participation rate of 50% or higher. The four schools are each
identified and ranked in order to receive a supplemental allocation. These funds are used to provide additional staffing, extended time for learning, family engagement, and professional development activities, as well as for supplemental purchases of materials and equipment. Administrators, teachers,
parents, and other stakeholders share in the development of each school’s Title
I program which is tailored to meet the needs of their students.
How Do Schools
Receive Title I Funds?
The federal government provides funding to each school based on a formula tied to levels of poverty. State
educational agencies send this money to school districts. The number of low-income students attending
each school is the determining factor for how much money a Title I eligible
Which of Kent
County’s Public Schools receive Title I funds?
All three of Kent’s elementary schools and its middle school
are “Schoolwide Title I Schools” and receive funding. They are:
Rock Hall Elementary School
Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School
Galena Elementary School
Kent County Middle School
Schools are designated as “Schoolwide” when at least 50
percent of students are eligible for Free or Reduced Meals (FARMS). Title I funds are used to upgrade the entire
school’s education program so that the overall education of ALL students who
attend that school may be improved. All
children enrolled in the Schoolwide Title I School, including those with
disabilities and children with limited English proficiency, are eligible to
receive Title I services.
How Will Title I Help
The Title I program will provide your child with extra
educational assistance beyond the regular classroom. In most cases, these additional services will
include all or some of the following depending upon the needs of the students
at that school.
Instruction in small, flexible groups during
portions of the day
Special instructional areas
Additional teachers (such as interventionists)
Opportunities for professional development for
Extra time for teaching Title I students the
skills they need
A variety of supplementary teaching methods
An individualized program for students
Additional teaching materials for the regular