Title I Program
Parents Right to Know
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Title I is a federally funded program that is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Title I is designed to close achievement gaps and ensure all children have an opportunity to access a high quality education by providing funding for supplemental academic services and supports.
The amount of Title I funding that HCPSS receives is based primarily on countywide census data. HCPSS then allocates the funds to designated Title I schools, chosen based on grade span–HCPSS only designates elementary schools as Title I–and the percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARMs).
Currently, all Title I schools in Howard County operate as Schoolwide programs, so that the overall education of all children who attend the school can be improved.
For questions or concerns regarding Title I, please contact the Title I Program Manager, Amy Tieperman, at 410-313-6806.
Title I Schoolwide Program schools in Howard County:
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the amount of Title I funding that HCPSS receives determined?
HCPSS Title I funding is based on county census data.
How are schools selected as receiving a Title I designation?
Why are only elementary schools designated as Title I schools?
How are Title I funds used?
Title I funds are used to improve outcomes for low-achieving students through activities and strategies identified in a school’s needs assessment and articulated in the school’s comprehensive schoolwide plan.
Title I funding is used primarily for additional staffing to implement interventions or provide instructional support, but can also pay for during- and beyond-school-day tutoring, additional curricular materials and professional development, family engagement and other supplemental resources. Schools use most of these funds to hire additional staff to provide interventionist positions, smaller class sizes and co-teaching opportunities.
Additionally, Title I funding supports Students in Temporary Housing with supplemental educational services, as well as Kindergarten Academic Intervention Summer School for rising students attending Title I schools.
What is Title I Family Involvement?
- Family Math or Reading Night
- Homework Support
- Book Clubs
- Information Nights about PARCC
- Read With Me Programs
- Title I and Academic Intervention Summer School