Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)

Overview

The Title I, Part A program provides financial assistance each year to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all students have equitable opportunities to meet challenging state academic standards. Funds are used to provide supplemental educational services and resources to meet the needs of economically and educationally disadvantaged students.

Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): A Program and Fiscal Handbook

Utah State Board of Education Year-at-a-Glance 2019-2020
Title I, Part A: Monitoring and Compliance

Legislation

Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs
United States Department of Education

Schoolwide Title I Programs

Title I schools that serve percentages of students from low-income families of 40 percent or more may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "schoolwide Title I program" to enhance the instructional program for the whole school. Schoolwide Title I programs must use evidence-based instructional strategies and implement parental involvement activities.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Public Law 114-95: Title I, Part A Schoolwide Program (SWP) Plan Template

Targeted Assistance Title I Programs

Title I schools with less than the 40 percent schoolwide low-income threshold or that choose not to operate a schoolwide program may offer a "targeted assistance Title I program" in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State's challenging academic achievement standards. Targeted assistance schools design an instructional program to meet the needs of those students. Schools that operate targeted assistance Title I programs must use evidence-based instructional strategies and implement parental involvement activities.

Title I Targeted Assistance and Schoolwide Schools: What is the Difference?

Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I Targeted Assistance School Program Approval Checklist

Title I Goals

  1. Assist students in achieving academic success
  2. Increase student performance in high poverty schools through continuous schoolwide improvement
  3. Provide high-quality family and parent engagement opportunities to assist parents in helping their students succeed

Utah Title I Schools 

Schools appearing on the lists below received Title I funding for the year specified. These lists should not be used to determine whether a teacher qualifies for loan forgiveness. To verify whether a school qualifies its teachers for loan forgiveness, refer to the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory located on the Federal Student Aid website.

2018-2019 | 2017-2018 | 2016-2017 | 2015-2016

Contact Us

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Committee of Practitioners (COP)

2019

June 19

School Fees Information Packet Presentation

Committee of Practitioners
YouTube

Materials:

February 28

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant: New Application Review Discussion Presentation

Committee of Practitioners
YouTube

Materials:

2018

June 15

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant: New Application Review Discussion Presentation

Federal Programs Committee of Practitioners
YouTube

Materials:

October 15

School Improvement Presentation

Committee of Practitioners the Correct One
YouTube

Materials:

Contact Us

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Equitable Services

Under Title I, Section 1117 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as currently amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are required to provide equitable services to eligible private school students, their teachers, and their parents if they attend private non-profit schools that choose to participate in the Title I, Part A Program.

Additional ESEA programs are required to provide equitable services under the Uniform Provisions found in Title VIII Sections 8501-8504 of the ESSA. These programs include:

  • Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Program Operated by LEAs
  • Title I, Part C: Migrant Education
  • Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
  • Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition
  • Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
  • Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

Guidance

The following guidance from the United States Department of Education are all still applicable and should be read and used together:

Webinar

Resources

Sample Invitation to Private Schools to Consult

Equitable Services Complaint Form

ESSA Private Nonprofit (PNP) School Complaints and Procedures

March 9, 2018 Equitable Services Requirements Under Title I
YouTube

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as Amended by the Every Students Succeeds Acts (ESSA) Changes to the Equitable Services Requirements

Utah State Board of Education Equitable Services for Private Nonprofit Schools Checklist
Title I, Part A: Monitoring and Compliance

Contact Us

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Val Murdock
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7975 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Professional Learning

2019

January 30 - February 2
National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference
ESEA Network

2018

February 8-11
National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference
ESEA Network

2017

Introduction to Family Engagement in Education
Harvard University

Contact Us

Dr. Rebecca Donaldson
Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7869 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail

Family Engagement

Loan Forgiveness

Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers and Prospective Teachers

Federal Student Aid

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory
To search the directory, complete the first two fields (Utah and theYear) but do not fill in either of the fields below the year. Search results list Individual schools alphabetically.

Utah Low Income Identified Schools

Annual lists of qualifying schools for inclusion on the Federal Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory:

Contact Us

Val Murdock
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7975 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail