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


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


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.

Title I, Part A Schoolwide Plan Template Purpose and Directions

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



March 1
Spring Meeting
Agenda | YouTube




November 1
Fall Meeting

Agenda | Presentation

Blending and Braiding: Funds and Resources

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


September 18
New Directors Meeting

Agenda | Presentation | YouTube


June 16
Spring Meeting

Agenda | YouTube



November 16
Fall Meeting

Agenda | Presentation


March 29
Spring Meeting

Agenda | Presentation

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



October 30
Agenda | Presentation


September 29
New Directors Meeting


April 23
Spring Meeting




Breakout Session: ELA for English Learners (ELs):

Breakout Session: Mathematics for ELs:

Breakout Session: Science for ELs:

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


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



Professional Learning


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


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


Introduction to Family Engagement in Education
Harvard University Online Courses


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:

Loan Forgiveness

Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers and Prospective Teachers

Federal Student Aid:

Low Income Identified Schools (Utah):

Utah Consolidated Applications (UCA)

Grant Management System