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

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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