Title I Information
What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program designed to address the academic needs of students and to assist them in meeting the state's high standards, particularly in the areas of reading, writing, science, and mathematics. The Sarasota County School District receives funds based upon the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
What is a Title I School?
Title I schools are determined by the percentage of students at each school who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Parents may find one or more of the following in a Title I school:
- Intervention classes - provide intensive assistance in reading and math
- Additional resource teachers and assistants who are highly qualified
- Additional training for school staff
- A variety of teaching methods and materials
- Special learning events
- Training for families
- After-school tutoring
Title I schools offer training to support parents in the education of their child. Areas of training may include:
- Academic enrichment in reading, writing, math, and science
- Literacy learning styles
- Behavioral management
What is expected of parents?
Each school receiving funds under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written Student-Parent-School Compact jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I Part A activities, services, and programs. The Compact is part of the school's written Parental Involvement Plan developed by the school and parents under Section 1118(b) of the ESEA. The Compact must outline how parents, the entire school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state's high standards. Title I schools must have one parent contact (via written signature, phone call or face-to-face meeting) for each student stating that the student, parent and school will meet the responsibilities of the Student-Parent-School Compact.