Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)

Overview

The Title I, Part A program provides financial assistance each year to LEAs and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all students have equitable opportunities to meet challenging state academic standards. Funds are used to provide supplemental educational services and resources to meet the needs of economically and educationally disadvantaged students.

Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): A Program and Fiscal Handbook

Year-at-a-Glance 2018-2019

Legislation

Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs
United States Department of Education

Schoolwide Title I Programs

Title I schools that serve percentages of students from low-income families of 40 percent or more may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "schoolwide Title I program" to enhance the instructional program for the whole school. Schoolwide Title I programs must use evidence-based instructional strategies and implement parental involvement activities.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Pubic Law 114-95: Title I, Part A Schoolwide Program (SWP) Plan Template

Targeted Assistance Title I Programs

Title I schools with less than the 40 percent schoolwide low-income threshold or that choose not to operate a schoolwide program may offer a "targeted assistance Title I program" in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State's challenging academic achievement standards. Targeted assistance schools design an instructional program to meet the needs of those students. Schools that operate targeted assistance Title I programs must use evidence-based instructional strategies and implement parental involvement activities.

Title I Targeted Assistance and Schoolwide Schools: What is the Difference?

Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I Targeted Assistance School Program Approval Checklist

Title I Goals

  1. Assist students in achieving academic success
  2. Increase student performance in high poverty schools through continuous schoolwide improvement
  3. Provide high-quality family and parent engagement opportunities to assist parents in helping their students succeed

Utah Title I Schools

2017-2018 | 2016-2017 | 2015-2016

Contacts

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Committee of Practitioners

Contacts

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Directors

2018

September 17
Agenda | YouTube

Presentations:

Handouts:

March 1
Spring Meeting
Agenda | YouTube

Presentations:

Handouts:

2017

November 1
Fall Meeting

Agenda | Presentation

Blending and Braiding: Funds and Resources

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Title I School Improvement

Handouts:

September 18
New Directors Meeting

Agenda | Presentation | YouTube

Handouts:

June 16
Spring Meeting

Agenda | YouTube

Handouts:

2016

November 16
Fall Meeting

Agenda | Presentation

Handouts:

March 29
Spring Meeting

Agenda | Presentation

ESSA: Key Provisions and Changes from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Orderly Transition

Handouts:

2015

October 30
Agenda | Presentation

Resources:

September 29
New Directors Meeting

Presentation

April 23
Spring Meeting

Agenda

Presentations:

Resources:

Breakout Session: ELA for English Learners (ELs):

Breakout Session: Mathematics for ELs:

Breakout Session: Science for ELs:

Contacts

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Equitable Services

Under Title I, Section 1117 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as currently amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are required to provide equitable services to eligible private school students, their teachers, and their parents if they attend private non-profit schools that choose to participate in the Title I, Part A Program.

Additional ESEA programs are required to provide equitable services under the Uniform Provisions found in Title VIII Sections 8501-8504 of the ESSA. These programs include:

  • Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Program Operated by LEAs
  • Title I, Part C: Migrant Education
  • Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
  • Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition
  • Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
  • Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

Guidance

The following guidance from the United States Department of Education are all still applicable and should be read and used together:

Webinar

Contacts

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Val Murdock
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7975 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Professional Learning

2019

January 30 - February 2
National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference

2018

February 8-11
National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference

2017

Introduction to Family Engagement in Education
Harvard University Online Courses

Contacts

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Family Engagement

Parent and Family:

Reading Resources for Parents:

WestEd:

Contact

Sheryl Ellsworth
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7733 | E-mail

Resources

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Data Specifications and Validation Rules
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Information Technology Utah eTranscript and Record Exchange (UTREx)

State of Utah Title I Complaint Form | Complaint Procedure

United States Department of Education:

Contacts

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Loan Forgiveness

Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers and Prospective Teachers

Federal Student Aid:

Low Income Identified Schools (Utah):

Contacts

Val Murdock
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7975 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail

Utah Consolidated Applications (UCA)

Grant Management System