What is the purpose of Title I, Part A?

  • Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

    How will Title I help my child?
    The Title I program will provide your school with additional educational assistance beyond the assistance received by a non-title I school. This may include opportunities for professional development for school staff, a variety of supplemental teaching strategies, and additional instructional resources which enhance a student’s regular instruction. 

    How does our school receive Title I funds?
    First, the federal government provides funding to each state. Second, each State Educational Agency sends money to the school districts. The amount of funding each district receives is dependent upon the number of low income students attending school within the district. Finally, Title I schools conduct an annual needs assessment, develop a schoolwide plan based on the needs assessment, and review/update their plans in relation to the goals and strategies used during the year and whether student achievement has improved. 

    Which schools are served by Title I?
    Currently, our Title I program serves students in fourteen elementary, and three middle school sites. These schools include:

    • Adams Elementary
    • Dimensions South
    • Eisenhower Elementary
    • Jackson Elementary        
    • Jefferson Elementary
    • Kennedy Elementary
    • Lakeview Elementary
    • Lincoln Elementary
    • Madison Elementary
    • Monroe Elementary
    • Reagan Elementary
    • Truman Primary
    • Truman Elementary
    • Washington Elementary
    • Wilson Elementary
    • Alcott Middle School 
    • Irving Middle School
    • Longfellow Middle School

    What is a Schoolwide Title I Program?
    A schoolwide Title I program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to improve the entire educational program in a Title I school. All Norman Public Schools have schoolwide programs which ensure that all students, particularly those that are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced on state academic achievement tests.

What is the purpose of Title I, Part D?

  • To support programs serving children and youths residing in facilities for neglected or delinquent youth, as well as those who have been identified as at risk of dropping out. Such programs are intended to:

    1. improve educational services for these children so they have the opportunity to meet challenging State academic content and achievement standards;
    2. provide those children with services to successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and
    3. prevent youth who are at-risk from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts and children and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.