The purpose of Title I is to support school efforts to ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards and have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. We accomplish this goal by providing supplementary resources such as additional teachers to lower class size, more technology to enhance instruction and more materials for student use to high poverty schools. These added resources are always in addition to what the district and state provide.
Title I provides flexible funding that allows schools to make site decisions on how to best serve their students. The additional funds can be used to lower class size, extend the school day, purchase technology, fund books or programs for children, hold summer school, or provide additional training for teachers. Title I adds accountability to school administrators to ensure scientifically based instruction and challenging academic content for all children.