Title I



Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of academically at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services, resources, and activities that support students who are identified as those who would benefit from Title I services the most in order to meet the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.



So, what exactly does Title I provide?

  • Students who have demonstrated a need for extra educational assistance receive additional support, such as tutoring and/or intervention programs.
  • Parents receive an avenue through our parent and family engagement plan to work with their school and district, to assist in planning, and to provide input as a valued partner as we work together to support our shared goal of student academic success. You can view Catoosa County’s Parent and Family Engagement Policy here.
  • Schools can use the funds to provide additional teachers and/or paraprofessionals, additional training for school staff, additional time for instruction, teaching materials, and parent and family engagement activities.    



Where do Title I funds come from?

  • First, the federal government provides funding to each state.
  • Then, the State Educational Agency send money to qualifying school districts.
  • Finally, the school district distributes the funds to eligible schools. The number of attending students who receive free/reduced lunch determines the amount the school receives.

What do schools do once they receive the Title I funds?

  • They identify students who would benefit most from additional educational assistance based on specific criteria. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services.
  • Set goals and make plans for improving skills of academically at-risk students in their school.
  • Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student.
  • Develop programs including intensive support and/or intervention based on their achievement data in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.



Director of Federal Programs/Director of Elementary Education

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District Parent
Engagement Coordinator

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Parent Engagement Coordinator

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Administrative Assistant

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