Funds are used to support effective, research-based educational strategies that close the achievement gap between high-and low-performing students and enable the students to meet the state's challenging academic standards. Title I-funded schools are either targeted assistance schools or schoolwide program schools.
Waiver Information - Title I, Part A
The LEA waiver application and resources for waiver requests pertaining to statutory and regulatory requirements of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is available through this link.
The program identifies and recognizes Title I schools with demonstrated success in significantly closing the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students.
Information is provided about Title I Achieving Schools, Program Improvement schools, local educational agencies, and monitoring of Title I schools.
Letters to the field regarding the Title I, Part A Basic Program, including parent involvement and private schools are provided.
Information is provided about Title I entitlements, socioeconomic data, and teacher loan cancellation benefits.
- Allocating Title I Funds to Schools
Information about how Local Educational Agencies (LEA's) identify eligible Title I schools and allocate funds to those schools.
- Carry-over and Waiver Information
Section 1127 of No Child Left Behind, Title I, Part A allows local educational agencies (LEAs) to carry over up to 15 percent of their allocations for any fiscal year. If the carry-over amount exceeds 15 percent, an LEA may file a request with the CDE to waive that limit.
- Title I Fiscal Guidance (DOC)
- Federal Funding to Support Arts Education Letter from CDE (PDF; Posted Jun-2013)
- Accessible Alternative Version (AAV) of Federal Funding to Support Arts Education Letter from CDE
- LEAs Eligible to Receive Title I, Part A Neglected Funds, 2009-10
Regulations, and Policy Letters from the U.S. Department of Education
on Title I, Part A
Policy letters; NCLB legislation and regulations; and policy guidance on supplemental services, school and LEA Program Improvement, school choice, preschool, allocation of Title I funds to schools, and other elementary and secondary education issues are available at the USDE Web site.
Guidance, information, and assistance to ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness are provided.
The Title V Innovative Programs assist local education reform efforts that are consistent with and support statewide reform efforts. They also support state and local efforts to implement promising educational reform programs.
Local Educational Agency
The LEA Plan is required of all LEAs in California that recieve funds under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.
No Child Left Behind
The State Board of Education and the California Department of Education's homepage for the NCLB. The information serves as a clearinghouse for information on California's ongoing implementation of NCLB.
Information for parents and family members about Title I programs.
Use of Title I, Part A funds for preschool programs.
Prevention and Intervention Programs for Neglected Children and
Children in a local institution for neglected children and youth or who are attending a community day program for such children are eligible for Title I, Part A services.
Title I Services for Students in Private Schools
Title I requires that an LEA provides eligible private school children with Title I educational services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children. Title I services for eligible private school children must be developed in consultation with private school officials.
All schools and LEAs that do not make Adequate Yearly Progress are identified for Program Improvement under No Child Left Behind. Program Improvement schools and LEAs must implement required program components and interventions. The requirements of Years One through five for schools and Years One through three for LEAs are explained.
Students enrolled in PI schools have the option to transfer to schools in the LEA that are not PI, with paid transportation.
Schoolwide Programs (SWP)
To become a SWP school, Title I schools must develop a comprehensive plan that describes how the school will be improved academically so that all students attain proficiency on the state's academic content standards, especially those students farthest away from demonstrating proficiency. Eligible schools are those in which at least 40 percent of the children in the school attendance area are from low-income families.
Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
Each School that receives funds through the Consolidated Applications (ConApp) for federal and state categorical programs such as Title I, Part A must ensure a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is developed, approved, reviewed, and evaluated at least annually by the school site council (SSC).
NCLB enables low-income children attending Program Improvement schools in Years two through five to recieve supplemental educational services. Supplemental educational services include tutoring or other supplemental academic enrichment activities beyond the regular school day or year. Services are to be high quality, research-based, and designed to improve the students' academic achievement.
Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS)
Title I, Part A funds may be used in TAS only for programs that provide services to children eligible to recieve Title I services. These children have been identified by the school as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the state's academic content standards.
The California Department of Education, collaborates with the Comprehensive Assistance Centers (CAC) and the Regional School Support and Improvement Centers (RSSIC/S4) to provide Title I technical assistance.