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

Utah State Board of Education Year-at-a-Glance 2018-2019
Title I, Part A: Monitoring and Compliance

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

2019

March 15
Spring Meeting

Agenda

Title I Director's Meeting
YouTube

Presentations:

Handouts:

2018

November 13

Agenda

Fall 2018 Title I Director’s Meeting
YouTube

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:

For anyone that needs documents prior to the 2017-2018 list, please contact us directly.

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

Utah State Board of Education Equitable Services for Private Nonprofit Schools Checklist
Title I, Part A: Monitoring and Compliance

Equitable Services Complaint Form

ESSA Private Nonprofit (PNP) School Complaints and Procedures

March 9, 2018 Equitable Services Requirements Under Title I
YouTube

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as Amended by the Every Students Succeeds Acts (ESSA) Changes to the Equitable Services Requirements

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

Family Engagement

Parent and Family

Global Family Research Project 
Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)

Introduction to Family Engagement in Education 
Harvard University Online Learning

National PTA

The Kids on the Web: Homework Tools

Voices for Utah Children

Reading Resources for Parents

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Empowering Families to Improve Student Learning
WestEd

How to Choose a Book to Read (English and Spanish)

Summer Reading: Some’er not!

Contact

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

Resources

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 | Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
United States Department of Education

State of Utah Title I Complaint Form

Title I Complaint Procedure

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

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

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory
To search the directory, complete the first two fields (Utah and theYear) but do not fill in either of the fields below the year. Search results list Individual schools alphabetically.

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

National Distinguished Schools

Each year, Utah has the opportunity to select two Title I Reward Schools to represent the State as National Title I Distinguished Schools. Utah State Board of Education asks local superintendents and charter school administrators to nominate their Title I Reward schools for this honor. A selection committee reviews the nominations. The two identified schools are provided with a supplemental Title I grant to enable the school principal and a team of teachers from the school to travel to the National Title I Conference where they are recognized publically at an awards ceremony.

Utah National Distinguished Title I Distinguished Schools

Resources

School Improvement Grants
United States Department of Education

The Center on School Turnaround (CST)
WestEd