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Title I

Title I:
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is the largest federally funded education program that provides extra support to students who are academically at-risk in public and private schools. Through Title I, the government allocates funds to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Title I funds are designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. The purpose of Title I is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.

School, Parent, and Family Engagement Policies: 

Parent Involvement:
Parent involvement is an important part of Title I funding.  Schools receiving Title I funds are required to implement programs and activities that include and promote parent involvement.  Schools must also provide opportunities for parents to increase their knowledge as it relates to their child’s educational experience in terms of curriculum, assessments and instructional strategies. 

How Can Parents Get Involved?

  • Join the school PTO
  • Support student extra-curricular activities
  • Volunteer at the school
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences
  • Communicate with teachers by email, phone notes, etc.
  • Keep teachers and school teams informed about events in your child’s life, which may affect school performance

Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), ensures that local school districts provide parents and families of Title I students with the information they need to make well-informed choices for their children including more effectively sharing responsibility for their child’s success, and helping their children’s schools develop effective and successful programs.  The Title I School Parent and Family Engagement Policy outlines the manner in which Title I schools will conduct outreach to all parents and family members and implement programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents and family members. Such programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
Title I School Parent and Family Engagement Policy


Parent Resources:

In support of strengthening student academic achievement, Ritenour schools receive Title I, Part A funds and will be carrying out the requirements of The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116. Please see your school’s parent handbook for more details.

For questions regarding Title I programs and funding, please contact:

Michael Nobile
Coordinator of Curriculum and Federal Programs