Title I - What is it?
- Title I is a federal program, dating back to 1965 and “President Johnson’s War on
Poverty”, that provides financial assistance to school districts and schools with
high percentages of low-income families. The goal is to help ensure that all
children meet the challenging academic standards. The federal application form
for free and reduced lunch and book fees (F/R) is used to determine each
school’s count. The federal government passes Indiana’s monetary allotment to
our Indiana Department of Education (DOE) to manage. The state government
passes on the funds to individual school corporations using a F/R formula based
on census figures and F/R information. This will be the first year using the 2010
census results. Once the school corporation receives the yearly allotment, the
corporation may determine the most needy schools and allocate the funds to
several or fewer schools by the rank order of their F/R status. No schools with a
percentage less than the corporation average may be given a Title I status,
however, schools with a F/R percentage 15% or higher qualify for the F/R
breakfast program. Here is a Title I Fact Sheet with more information on the program.
- Parent Involvement Policy for Penn-Harris-Madison
- Parent Link to Title I Information - Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)
Here is the link for the Indiana Partnership Center. The Indiana Partnerships Center is Indiana's Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC), funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.