Title I

Picture representing Title I

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.