Title I Reading and Math
What is Title I?
Each year legislators in Washington
D. C. decide how federal tax dollars will be spent. Title I is a section of the law that provides funds for education. Title I programs are regulated by this federal law and must follow many guidelines. The Federal Government allocates Title I funding to the states. The Virginia State Department of Education then distributes a percentage of that money to our county. Marguerite Christian Elementary became a Title I school in 2011.
Parent and student resources for reading and math enrichment: SMART Spot
Title I dollars help increase student achievement and strengthen communities. Title I programs vary from school to school, but the goal at every school is ensuring that all children have a high-quality education. All Chesterfield County schools, whether they receive Title I money or not, provide an engaging and relevant education that prepares every student to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Here’s what Title I does:
Title I is the U.S. government’s largest assistance program for schools, putting federal money into schools that have a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
Title I began in 1965 as Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act and was reauthorized in 2001 in the No Child Left Behind Act. Title I money must be used to supplement — not replace — what is provided by the local school district for all other schools.
Parent involvement at all grade levels is key in all Title I schools. In addition to holding an annual meeting, Title I schools offer these opportunities: