ESEA Title I
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the largest federal aid program for our nation’s schools. Federal funds are dispersed to the states, which then forward the funds by a formula to the school districts.
The money is sent to the school districts based on the number of low-income families. However, regardless of a family’s income, an eligible child may participate in the program.
The program funds supplemental reading and math instruction. The Avonworth School District only supports elementary reading instruction with Title I funds because of the small allocation to the district.
The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools. Nearly every school in the nation participates. Title I also serves children in parochial and private schools.