Title I, Part A

Title I A - Improving the Academic Achievement of Students

Title I, Part A is the largest federal program supporting public education. Funding is allocated based on poverty rates of students enrolled in schools and districts.  The central objective of Title I, Part A is to ensure that all children reach challenging academic content standards, specifically in reading and math. The program provides supplemental resources to schools and students who have furthest to go in achieving these standards. These resources include additional teachers funded through Title I.

Title I has requirements regulating how money is dispersed and used by schools.  Requirements include use of federal funds for increasing parent involvement in their child’s education, providing for educational needs of students considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act, and providing supplemental education services (tutoring) and school of choice options for students in schools not meeting standards.  Title I also requires schools to have highly qualified teachers.

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PSD Title I A Schools

PSD schools that qualify for Title I, Part A funding are Bauder Elementary, Harris Bilingual, Irish Elementary, Laurel School of Arts and Technology, Linton, and Putnam School of Science. 

PSD creates yearly plans with schools for the funding to provides additional staff for reading and math intervention, materials, and after school/summer instruction.  These plans must be based on the needs of each school and informed by student achievement evidence.

PSD coordinates instructional coaches with a smaller portion of the Title I grant at some non-Title I schools based on needs determined by demographics and student achievement data. Instructional coaches are placed at schools with literacy and/or mathematics achievement gaps among students in categories of students with disabilities, low socioeconomic status, or English Language Learners.


Parent Involvement in PSD Title I Schools

Research shows that students are more successful in school when their parents are involved in their education. PSD encourages parents to become involved on many levels. Parent Involvement policies are in place at each school and reviewed each year. 

Parents are encouraged to become involved in their child’s school by joining committees, working in the classroom, attending conferences and school events.

PSD's Community-Parent Advisory Council also provides parents opportunitunities to take  leadership roles.  The council meets two times per year to advise on parental involvement in programs supported by Title I and Title III (English Language Acquisition) funds.  Parents of students attending Title I schools who expressed interest on the annual fall Title I Parent Questionnaire receive invitations.  

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For more information contact:

Kim Lipker, Office Manager, Language, Culture and Equity
490-3081 or  kiml@psdschools.org

John McKay, Assistant Director of Student Services for English Language Acquisition and Federal Programs
490-3219 or jmckay@psdschools.org