What is Title I, Part A?
Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEA
Title I, Part A is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and is the foundation formally known as Every Student Succeeds Act. Title I funding is used for improving basic programs operated by states and local school districts across the nation. The funding is supplemental funding and is used for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families to provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state's rigorous student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing a school-wide program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically evidenced research base. Currently Title I campuses in Hurst Euless Bedford ISD operate school-wide programs which enable the Title I resources to be used to upgrade the educational program on each campus.
How does my district receive Title I dollars?
The United States Department of Education targets states, districts, schools, and students with the “greatest need”. Funds flow to the Texas Education Agency through a series of complex formulas based upon the most recent Census count of poverty families residing in the state. Funds then flow from the state to school districts in Texas. Then from districts to campuses based primarily on free and reduced lunch participation counts or other poverty measures.
How does Hurst Euless Bedford ISD use Title I funds?
This supplemental funding is typically used for additional instructional staff, research with evidence-based instructional materials, extended student learning opportunities, professional development for teachers, enhancement of family engagement, and for other activities designed to enable every student to succeed at the highest levels of performance. Hurst Euless Bedford ISD uses their Title I funds on 18 elementary campuses that are designated as school-wide campuses. The school-wide program provides for supplemental resources to upgrade the educational program on these campuses.