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Title I Programs

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

On December 10, 2015, Former President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorizing the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the 2001 reauthorization of ESEA. The ESSA takes effect in the 2017-18 school year.

 

The Title I section of ESSA continues to support programs in schools and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to improve the learning of children from low-income families.  The U.S. Department of Education provides Title I funds to states.  States then redistribute these funds to local school districts based on the number of children from low-income families that are enrolled in each.

 

Local school districts target the Title I funds they receive to schools with the highest percentage of children from low-income families.  Unless a participating school is operating a school wide program, the school must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet local academic standards.  Schools enrolling at least 40 percent of students from poor families are eligible to use Title I funds for school wide programs that serve all children in the school.

Title I Programs FAQ

What is Title I?

It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation's schools.  The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year.

 

Who does Title I Serve?

Title I serves children in eligible schools, ages 5-17, that are identified most in need of educational help to meet the standards.

 

How does Title I work?

The federal government provides funding to the states each year for Title I.  The State Educational Agencies (SEA) send the money to the school districts based on the number of low-income families.  The local school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I resources.

 

What do Title I programs offer?

Although Title Programs vary from district to district, in general, schoolwide programs--

  • Plan for comprehensive, long-term improvement;
  • Serve all students with highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals;
  • Provide continuous learning for staff, parents, and the community;
  • Use research-based practices to develop and implement enriched instruction for all students;
  • Use inclusive approaches to strengthen the school’s organizational structure;
  • Consolidate resources to achieve program goals; and
  • Engage in continuous self-assessment and improvement.

Parents Right to Know

All districts are required to notify parents of all children in all Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children's classroom teachers.  Specifically, districts must report, when requested, the following:

  • Whether the teacher has met state qualifying and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher is teaching;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status;
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

The individual school sites will notify all parents of Title I through school newsletters and web sites.

Parent Involvement

Parent Involvement is defined as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that -

  • parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning;
  • parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education;
  • parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and
  • other activities are carried out, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA.  www.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/parentinvguid.doc
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Claremont Title I Schools

SCHOOL

PHONE  PRINCIPAL              
Mountain View Elementary

909-398-0308

Mrs. Taylor  

Oakmont Elementary

909-398-0313 Ms. Adams
Sumner Elementary 909-398-0320 Mrs. Hamlett
Vista del Valle Elementary 909-398-0331 Mr. Cuff