Title I, Part A - Improving Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A – Improving Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Published: 1/16/2019 9:55 AM

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), seeks to improve the academic achievement of the disadvantaged. Title I, Part A provides financial assistance through state educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards.

​The district must use Title I funds only in schools that have been selected for services through allowable procedures. Funds are used to improve student achievement in high poverty schools. The Title I, Part A Handbook contains comprehensive information about all Title I requirements for districts and schools.

Documents and Resources

The Title I, Part A Documents and Resources page features more information and tools to help run a successful Title I program, including:

  • General Resources
  • Budget and Financial Resources
  • Comparability Report Resources
  • District Coordinator Monthly Webinars
  • Equitable Services to Private School Students
  • Title I, Part A Newsletters
  • Parent and Family Engagement Resources

Title I Meetings for District Coordinators and Staff

KDE staff will host a series of meetings to provide updates and assist districts with Title I planning for the 2019-20 school year. Topics will include information about school staffing requirements, supplement not supplant methodology, new KDE guidance on district set-asides, and more. Morning sessions (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. local time) and afternoon sessions (1 p.m. - 4 p.m. local time) will be offered. Please visit the registration link to register for the session of your choice. The dates and locations of the meetings are:

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019. West Kentucky Educational Cooperative Conference Center, 435 Outlet Ave., Eddyville
  • Friday, February 15, 2019. Kentucky Department of Education, Sower Building, 1st floor training room, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort
  • Monday, February 18, 2019. Southeast South-Central Educational Cooperative, London Training Center, 55 Waco Dr., London
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019. Kentucky Educational Development Corporation, 904 Rose Rd., Ashland
  • Monday, February 25, 2019. Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, 5516 E. Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, 230 Technology Way, Bowling Green

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Jennifer Akin
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3791 Ext. 4014
Fax (502) 564-8149
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