What is Title I?
I is a law under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of
1965 which provides federal funds for compensatory educational services.
Compensatory means "extra." Title I funds may provide extra teachers,
instructional assistants, funding for staff development, additional
supplies and materials in the areas of reading and math for eligible
schools. Title I programs also offer opportunities for parents to make
suggestions and recommendations regarding programs and use of Title I
funds while providing families with skills to help their children learn
and become successful.
Which Schools are Eligible?
School District serves three schools using Title I funds. Title I
schools are: Bethany Elementary School, Kinard Elementary School, and
Larne Elementary School. These schools are served using a School-wide
Schools in which
fewer than 40% of the students qualify for free/reduced lunch may be
served and are called Title I Targeted-Assistance schools. Currently
Clover School District has no Targeted-Assistance schools.
where 40% or more of the students qualify for free/reduced lunch are
eligible for School-wide programs. School-wide programs are in place at
Bethany, Kinard, and Larne. A School-wide program means that all
students in the school are able to participate in services and the
entire school is working toward higher achievement standards and
acceleration for students in reading and math.
Who May Participate?
students in Title I schools with School-wide programs benefit from
these services. Services provided from Title I funds include: Reading
Recovery teachers, literacy teachers, arts in education teacher,
interventionists, instructional assistants, field trips, technology,
instructional materials and supplies, and parent involvement programs.
Parent participation and involvement is encouraged in all Title I
Schools through opportunities to visit classrooms, serve on committees,
offer recommendations and suggestions, and attend meetings and