Title I Schools
Title schools are determined using the free and reduced counts from the February count day from the previous year. The lowest poverty schools have the highest Free & Reduced counts and receive additional federal funds through Title I of the Every Student Success Act (ESSA).
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first passed in 1965, becoming the U.S. Department of Education’s primary funding vehicle for providing resources to the nation’s schools. Every five years since 1965, the “Act” has been modified and reauthorized. Consequently, since it has been a reauthorization of the same Act, the general name, ESEA, has remained the same. The most recent Act was passed by Congress in 2001 and signed into law by the President on January 8, 2002.
More than 50,000 public schools across the country use Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.
Title I Schools in School District 2: