ESSA Title-I A
Title I-A is a federal program that provides funds to school districts and schools with high percentages of low income families. Title I-A eligibility is determined by the percent of students that qualify for free/reduced lunch. Title I-A funds are used for extra educational services for students most in need of educational support. Title I-A funds are available for teachers, materials, and support services for schools that qualify under ESSA guidelines. The focus of the Title I-A program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children. The school wide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title-1 school.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). ESSA reflects the civil rights tradition of ESEA, which reflects our nation’s longstanding commitment to equity of opportunity for all students. The new law has a clear goal of ensuring that our education system prepares every child to graduate from high school ready to thrive in college and careers. The ESEA includes a number of provisions that promote equitable access to educational opportunity, including holding all students to high academic standards, ensuring meaningful action is taken to improve the lowest-performing schools and schools with under performing student groups and providing more children with access to high-quality preschool.
The federal program is authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is intended to help meet these goals by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools and local communities to:
- Provide students with access to a well-rounded education,
- Improve safe and healthy school conditions for student learning, and
- Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. (ESEA section 4101).
Students attending Rhode Island schools:
- That are among those with the greatest needs as determined by the LEA, (for private schools, this includes students identified as your students who are in the bottom quartile of achievement in ELA, reading, and math; minority students; and to increase student achievement consistent with standards used in your setting)
- That have the highest numbers of students from low-income families,
- That are identified for comprehensive support and improvements plans (includes “1” star schools – not applicable to private schools), or
- That are identified as persistently dangerous public schools.
Target schools must be listed on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) available at https://nces.ed.gov/.
Through Title IV, Part A funding, applicants will provide activities to students that address these three areas:
- Well-rounded education
- Safe and healthy school conditions for student learning
- The effective use of technology and digital literacy of all students
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Dr. Cheryl McWilliams, Interim Superintendent
Sarah D. Courtemanche, M.Ed., Title-I and Federal Programming
Office (401) 729-6548
To obtain and manage external funds from Federal sources for the support of existing programs, development of new instructional techniques, evaluation of program effectiveness, and for other purposes that will improve student achievement in Pawtucket Public Schools.
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2019-2020 Private School Consultations
Private School Consultation
In preparation for the 2019-2020 school year, a Federal Programs Private School Consultative Meeting was held 2-8-19 from 1:00 pm. – 3:00 p.m. at the Pawtucket Public Schools District Office The purpose of this meeting was to consult and provide information about Title I, Part A; and Title IV, Part A. Private schools received program overviews, information concerning the 2019-2020 projected allocations, participation requirements, and participation forms. Additionally, a simulation training was provided to provide foundational information and context pertaining to the purpose of the Title programs.
To continue preparation for the 2019-20 school year, private schools who knew they were participating requested site support visitation. Consult letters were mailed and are expected returned by 3/30/2019.
A program overview was also delivered by CATAPULT in preparation for next years services.
Immediate Next Steps
- Title-I Consult Forms: due 3/30/2019 (This is required if the school is participating in Title I, Part A or Title IV, Part A)
- TITLE I, PART A
- Title I, Part A -Income Determination Forms- Should be in the process of being collected from parents - Due date will be April 30, 2019
- Title I, Part A - Parent Consent Forms- Will be due for all parents at the beginning of the year and at the latest by Labor Day for services to start at the beginning of the year (additional consultation will occur with information for this). These forms apply to eligible students who will be at the school for the 2019-20 school year.
- Title I, Part A - Student Referral Forms- Will be due for all students at the beginning of the school year and at the latest by Labor Day for services to start at the beginning of the year (additional consultation will occur with information for this component). These forms are completed by administrators and teachers for students who are eligible to participate in the Title I program and will attend the school for the 2019-20 school year.
- Title I, Part A - Service Delivery Plan- This form documents the mechanics of how services will be delivered at the school site for the 2019-20 school year. This should be completed prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year.