• Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    Title I, Part A Program Parent Annual Meeting

    Whidby Elementary School


    Date: 11/01/2018

    Robin Ford-McAdams

    Title I Coordinator

     Title I, Part A Program-Definition

    Title I, Part A is a formula grant program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families .  Formula grant programs are noncompetitive awards based on a predetermined formula . Title I is the largest program supporting elementary and secondary education in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) . 

     Title I, Part A Program- Purpose

    The Title I, Part A program is intended to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards,

    regardless of economic status . Title I is the government’s attempt to provide all children with the opportunity to

    receive a fair, equitable and high-quality education, and to close the achievement gap .  

     How Schools Qualify
    •Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage of 40%-100% are considered “school-wide” campuses.
    •Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage of 35-39% are considered a “targeted assistance” campus.
    •Campuses with a low-income enrolled percentage below 35% are not eligible for Title I funds. 
     Title I Annual Meeting
     These “supplemental” federal funds are used to:
    •Accelerate instruction for struggling students,
    •Provide professional-development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators
    •Hire certified personnel,
    •Provide additional resources – technology, personnel, materials, instructional programs, software, and
    •Encourage parent and family involvement. 
     Supplemental Dollars?
     This means that Title I, Part A funds cannot be used to provide services that are required by:
    –State Law
    –State Board of Education Rule
    –Local Policy 
     Whidby Elementary
     •At Whidby Elementary we spend our Title I dollars on:

    1… Resources

    2… Interventions

    3… After-school tutorials  

     Parent and Family Engagement
    Research has proven that students whose parents are involved in their child’s education have greater success in school.


    So, the Title I Grant supports activities that focus on parental and family involvement. 

     Parental Involvement Requirements
     •Parent Notifications (These are regular written communications to inform parents).


    •Examples of parent notifications are:
    –School-Parent Compact (These are statements of shared responsibilities).
    –Parent and Family Engagement Policy (This is a plan to involve parents). 
    •Title I Parent Meetings – These are regular face-to-face meetings to provide trainings to parents as well as collaborate with them about the progress of their child’s education.
    •Parent Involvement Surveys – The External Funding Department will provide a parent survey at the end of the school year to evaluate the campus’ Title I, Part A Parent Involvement Program.  
     Whidby Elementary
     •At Whidby Elementary we are committed to using our Title I funds to impact student learning and achievement to the maximum! 
     Remember that…
     The External Funding Department (Title I) is fundamentally focused to providing quality support to all Title I campuses and central office staff to ensure that all students achieve academic success.


    Pamela Evans, Manager

    External Funding Department (Titles I, II & IV) 
     Whidby Elementary

    Robyn Ford-McAdams, Title I Contact


    713 746-8170