Title I A: Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards

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Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act provides federal funds through the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) to districts and public schools with high numbers or percentages of low-income children to help ensure all children meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.
 
Districts target the Title I, Part A funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I, Part A is designed to support state and local school reform efforts tied to challenging state academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I, Part A programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement supported by evidence-based strategies. Title I funded schools are either targeted assistance or schoolwide programs and include strategies to support parent and family engagement.
 
Under Title I, Part A districts are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. These services must be developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. The Title I services provided by the district for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Dissemination Requirements
Districts and schools are required to disseminate various notifications regarding the Title I programs, both targeted assistance and schoolwide. These requirements are outlined on the Dissemination Requirements for Districts and Schools Receiving Federal Funds. Guidance and templates are posted on the Parent and Family Engagement webpage.