How does a school qualify as a Title I school?
Title I schools must have: 1) a percentage of low-income students that is at least as high as the district's overall percentage; or 2) have at least 35 percent low-income students (whichever is the lower of the two figures). Districts rank schools by poverty and serve them in rank order until funds run out. Schools with 75 percent or more of the students on free or reduced-price lunch must be served.
What happens to Title I schools that do not make Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs)?
Progress on AMOs, along with other measures of student achievement, will be reviewed annually by the SEA to determine schools/districts that may need additional support within the Statewide System of Support. Districts should also review AMO progress and use the results in making decisions about interventions and strategies to address in the district’s Title I Plan that will meet the needs of under-performing subgroups in Title I Schools.
How are Title I funds used in a school?
Each school's School Improvement Team determines how Title I funds will be used in the school. Services can include: hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, computer labs, parental involvement activities, professional development, purchase of materials and supplies, prekindergarten programs, and hiring teacher assistants or others.