Title I, Part A
The mission of Title I is to provide a continuum of services and resources to Title I districts and charter schools that enrich curriculum and instruction, promote interaction and coordination of supplementary services and resources, and result in excellence and high expectations for educators and students. Through collective efforts, we endeavor to increase accountability for all participants in the educational process; enhance cooperation between school and home; provide educators in Title I schools with greater autonomy for shared decision-making; and most importantly, promote increased educational performance of students attending Title I schools.
The U.S. Department of Education has offered State Education Agencies (SEAs) the ability to request flexibility regarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive State-developed plans to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction. Indiana is currently implementing an approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver, that can be found here: http://www.doe.in.gov/esea. This waiver impacts accountability and school improvement structures for Title I schools.
Prior to Indiana being granted a flexibility waiver, the SES (Supplemental Educational Services) program allowed for funding for Title I Tutoring to outside organizations. As Indiana has a waiver in place and our accountability and school improvement system has changed, SES no longer exists in Indiana. All Title I funds are distributed directly to eligible Local Education Agencies (LEAs), districts, or charter schools.
Title I Essentials and Resources
- Title I Fiscal Handbook
- Title I Five Facts
- Title I Handbook
- Federal Guidance
- Grants Management
- Resources – PD, PPTs, Guidance, SWP, TAS, Parent Involvement, etc
- School Improvement Grants - Five Facts