Title I

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2001 provides financial assistance to support instructional programs in school divisions and schools with high numbers or percentages of low-income students to ensure that all children meet challenging content and achievement standards set forth by the state.Title I also authorizes federal grant programs that provide funds for reading instruction, services to migrant children, services to neglected and delinquent children, comprehensive school reform and dropout prevention.

How it Works

Title I-Part A provides financial assistance through state educational agencies to qualifying school divisions and public schools. School divisions target the Title I funds they receive to schools with the highest percentage of children from low-income families. Schools enrolling at least 40% of students from low-income families are eligible to use Title I funds.

Please visit the Virginia Department of Education Federal Programs website for more information about Title I.

Title I in MCPS

Manassas City Public Schools uses the schoolwide program model of Title I. Under the schoolwide program, schools must:

  • Have 40% poverty or greater to implement a schoolwide program

  • Funds are used to improve the overall academic program of the school

  • A Title I schoolwide team must annually develop a schoolwide plan that includes the following:

    • Comprehensive needs assessment   

    • School-wide reform strategies

    • Provision for instruction by highly-qualified professional staff

    • Strategies for increasing parental involvement

    • Plans to facilitate the transition from preschool to elementary school

    • Measures for including teacher input to improve student performance and the overall instructional program

    • Provision of assistance to struggling students

Review the MCPS Parent & Family Engagement Policy and the Parent Right to Know Letter for more information.

Curt Emmel

Curt Emmel

Director of Federal Programs

Phone: 571-377-6073

Email Curt Emmel

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