Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, in order to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.
Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education and to reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I programs utilize highly qualified staff who implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and which are supported by organized and effective parental involvement.
The South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) focus Title I programming applies to Crestview Elementary, Newport Elementary and Pullman Elementary Schools. Funds are used to target students who are academically at-risk in grades kindergarten through second grade in the areas of reading and math. SoWashCo Title I funds also support programming and assistance to students experiencing homelessness.