Title I Schoolwide Plans
Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA/ESEA) is a federal funding program designed to close achievement gaps and ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.
Program elements include:
Needs assessment and program plan design, to ensure services are designed to meet identified needs and help ensure that resource allocation is aligned with equity goals.
Family engagement, to allow family perspectives to inform programming efforts and to promote coordination of school and family efforts to support students.
Appropriately licensed teachers, to help ensure children from low-income families have equitable access to high-quality instruction.
Equitable participation by private school students, to ensure that eligible students in private schools benefit from Title I services, even though private schools cannot receive Title I funds directly.
Coordination with early childhood care providers, to support transitions to Kindergarten.