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 Local Education Agencies (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

2018-2019 | 2017-2018 | 2016-2017 | 2015-2016

Contact Us

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

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

Directors

2018

November 13
Agenda

Presentations:

Handouts:

September 17
Agenda

Title I Director's Meeting and Utah Consolidated Applications (UCA) Grants Training 
YouTube

Presentations:

Handouts:

March 1
Spring Meeting
Agenda 

Title I Director's Meeting 
YouTube

Presentations:

Handouts:

2017

November 1
Fall Meeting
Agenda

Presentations:

Handouts:

September 18
New Directors Meeting
Agenda

Utah Title I Directors Meeting 
YouTube

Handouts:

June 16
Spring Meeting
Agenda

Title 1 Meeting 
YouTube

Handouts:

2016

November 16
Fall Meeting
Agenda

Handouts:

March 29
Spring Meeting
Agenda | Title I Director's Meeting Presentation

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

Handouts:

2015

October 30
Agenda | Comprehensive Support Model Presentation

Resources:

September 29
New Directors Meeting
Understanding Title I 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:

Contact Us

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

Resources:

YouTube:

Contact Us

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

Contact Us

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

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

Resources

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Data Specifications and Validation Rules
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Information Technology

State of Utah Title I Complaint Form

Title I Complaint Procedure

United States Department of Education:

Contact Us

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):

Contact Us

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