Every Student Succeeds Act
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Every Student Succeeds Act, previously as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I funds provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help lowachieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum. Title 1 funds also focus on Parent Involvement in Title 1 Schools and providing supports to parents in the areas of parenting and academic support.
To strengthen both our community and student academic achievement, Berkeley County Schools is committed to the involvement of the community and specifically the families of our students with their education. In addition, each school district that receives Title I, Part A funds must develop jointly with, and distribute to, parents of participating children a written family involvement policy that contains information required by section 1118(a)(2) of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
All schools in Berkeley County are ranked by school attendance areas according to their percent of poverty and the following criteria: 1.) Children ages 5-17 in poverty as counted in the most recent census data. 2.) Children eligible for free and reduced-priced lunches 3.) Children in families receiving assistance under the Social Security Act (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). 4.) Children eligible to receive medical assistance under the Medicaid program.
The purpose of Title III is to ensure that English learner (EL) students, including immigrant children and youth, attain English language proficiency and meet the same challenging state academic standards that other students are expected to meet.
For more information contact: Betty Anne Powell, Assistant Director Federal Programs firstname.lastname@example.org.