Title I 

What is Title I?

Title I is a federal education program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, which was renamed as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2001. Title I, Part A provides Utah with Federal funds each year to help higher poverty schools provide supplemental educational services to meet the needs of disadvantaged students.

What are the Goals of Title I?

  1. Help students to achieve academic success in Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics

  2. Increase student performance in high poverty schools through school-wide reform

  3. Enhance parents’ abilities to help their children succeed through quality parental involvement activities  

Annual Title 1 Information for Parents (Link)

Title 1 Coordinator: Heidi Jo West

Parent-School Learning Compact

Parent/school/student compact

Compacto de Padres/Escuela/Estudiantes

Parent Engagement Policy

Parent Engagement Policy

Política de Participación de Padres

Additional Resources

Right to Know

Annual Title 1 Meeting Slides

Title 1 Parent Meeting Presentation

School Report Card - Link

Compare Schools - Link

Purpose of Title I Program: 
"...to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and read, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic academic achievement standards and state achievement assessments." 

What does Title I pay for? 
Title I is a supplemental program designed to provide instructional support to eligible students who exhibit an academic need to improve the educational program of an entire school. At McKinley Elementary, Title I funds pay for some or all of the following: 

  • Full day Kindergarten teacher

  • Full day Kindergarten aide

  • Instructional aides

  • Parent involvement nights

  • Additional supplies and materials

  • Professional development for instructional staff

  • ​Math coach

Title I Determination: 
Title I eligibility is based on the following criteria: 

  • Percentage of students in each school who qualified for free and/or reduced lunch. 

  • State numbers obtained on October 31st of the previous year. 

Five schools in Box Elder School District are funded each year.  ​

Title I Requirements:  
With increased funding comes increased opportunities, but also increased expectations and accountability. Title I requirements include:  

  1. Instruction be research-based

  2. Challenging academic content and standards (especially in reading, math, and science). 

  3. Same expectations for all students

  4. Same assessments to measure achievement

  5. Reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities

  6. Inclusion of limited English proficient students

  7. At least 95% of students be assessed from each target population

Teacher Qualifications:  
All teachers working in Title I schools must be "highly qualified" - or, a teacher with full certification and license to teach in the state. New teachers must have an undergraduate degree, appropriate license, and pass rigorous competency tests.