Title I, Part A the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) , previously known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is the largest federal education program. Its intent is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging State academic content and performance standards.
Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, which provided federal funding for high-poverty schools to help students who are behind academically and at risk of falling behind. Services can include hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, purchase of instructional equipment, materials and supplies, parental involvement activities, professional development, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teachers and paraprofessionals.
Title I Schools
Schools considered Title I are those in which at least 72% of the student population has been designated as economically disadvantaged. School-wide programs have flexibility in using their Title I funds, in conjunction with other funds in the school, to upgrade the operation of the entire school. School-wide programs must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs, create a comprehensive plan, and conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the school-wide program that is revised as needed.
Title I Documents
Parent Involvement Policy 2017-2018
Parent Right To Know Letter - English and Spanish
Parent Notification of Priority School Status
Annual Title I Parent Meeting Letter
School Improvement Grant (SIG)
We have received a five year SIG grant from the federal government to assist us with school improvement. TPA will be implementing the "whole school reform model." The 2016-2017 school year was considered the planning year, 2017-2018 school year is the implementation year. The grant funding will conclude at the end 2020-2021 school year. However, if improvements are not demonstrated each year, federal funding will be cut.
The SIG grant monies are being used to help provide the school and students with resources. We are focusing on strengthening all academic areas with an emphasis on literacy, blended learning, school climate, social and emotional learning. We have purchased the Positive Action social and emotional learning and school climate program which will be implemented three days a week. Hustle University services have been contracted to assist with providing adequate instruction for at risk African American Males. A Literacy Facilitator, and Technology Facilitator have been funded to support our literacy and blended learning initiatives and goals. A SIG Project Manager position has been funded to implement and monitor the entire SIG plan.
The SIG Grant is a great opportunity to positively impact the lives of our students and school community. Using the team approach, shifting our minds to doing some things differently, and working diligently daily, we are bound to celebrate the many successes' surely to come to TPA.
School Improvement Grant Brochure