Title I, Part ATitle I, Part A federal funds help to meet the educational needs of students in California schools.
Funds are used to support effective, evidence-based educational strategies that close the achievement gap and enable the students to meet the state's challenging academic standards. Title I-funded schools are either Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS) or Schoolwide Program (SWP) schools.
Equitable Services for Title I Students
Title I requires that a Local educational agency (LEA) provides eligible private school children with Title I educational services that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Information regarding California's plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Federal Program Monitoring
Federal and state laws require the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor implementation of Title I, Part A programs operated by local educational agencies (LEAs).
Information is provided about Title I entitlements:
- Title I, Part A Carryover and Waiver
- Title I, Parts A & D & ARRA
- Non-regulatory Guidance—Title I Fiscal Issues: Maintenance of Effort Comparability Supplement, not Supplant Carryover Consolidating Funds in Schoolwide Programs Grantback Requirements (February 2008) (DOC)
Guidance, information, and assistance to ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness are provided.
Local educational agency (LEA) allocations are intended to help elementary and secondary schools establish and maintain programs that will improve the educational opportunities of low-income and disadvantaged students.
Local Educational Agency
All LEAs in California that receive federal funds must adhere to the LEA Plan provisions and assurances as required in the ESSA.
Title I, Part A allocation for services to students who reside in eligible institutions for neglected children and youth or who are attending a community day program for such children within the LEA boundaries.
Parent and Family Engagement
Information related to implementation of programs, activities, and procedures for the engagement of parents and family members of Title I students.
Use of Title I, Part A funds for preschool programs.
Information regarding Program Improvement (PI) for schools and LEAs.
LEAs may elect to offer the Choice program to new students enrolled in schools.
School level planning is intended to improve student academic performance for schools that participate in programs that receive funding through the Consolidated Application.
Schoolwide Programs (SWP)
A SWP is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program for all students in a Title I school.
Schoolsite Council and Waiver
The school site council annually reviews and updates the SPSA.
State and Federal Program Directors Meetings
Technical assistance for LEA's pertaining to state and federal programs.
Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS)
A LEA serving a TAS may only use Title I, Part A funds received only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.