TITLE I, PART A – IMPROVING BASIC PROGRAMS
Title I, Part A provides federal dollars to help supplement education opportunities for children who live in high poverty areas who are most at risk of failing to meet the sate and school district's content and performance standards. A school-wide program is designed with the knowledge that there is a link between poverty and low achievement; therefore, when there are large numbers of disadvantaged students, interventions will be more successful when they are implemented "school-wide." A school-wide program has more flexibility in the use of Title I funds and in the delivery of services. Staffs paid with Title I funds are free to work with all students in the building, for there are no students identified as "Title I." The school works together to develop its curriculum and instruction to raise the achievements of all students.
Private schools that are private or parochial and non-profit are eligible to participate in the use of Title I, Part A funds. These funds may be used to provide supplementary instruction to students who are educationally disadvantaged and failing or most at risk of failing to meet high academic standards, and who live in Title I, Part A public school zones. Instruction may take place during the school day, before or after school, or in the summer.
For private schools that qualify, services may be provided on site at the non-profit private schools, including religiously affiliated schools, or at other locations. These services may include:
- Instruction and/or tutoring inside or outside the regular classroom.
- Family literacy
- Computer-assisted instruction
- Any combination of services listed above.