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Title I



Improving your Child’s Education


Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) 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. The Office of Basic Skills and Compensatory Education oversees programs in Basic Skills, Gifted and Talented, Career and Technical Education, Family and Community Engagement and the education of students who qualify for services under the McKinney Vento Act.



Title I...What is it?

It is the nation's largest federal assistance program for schools. Title 1 was established in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. This program helps local educational agencies improve teaching and learning in high-poverty schools in particular for students failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet challenging State academic achievement standards. South River Public Schools qualifies to receive federal funding under this Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


How is Title I used in South River?

South River uses this funding to upgrade our entire educational program by focusing on our lowest achieving students. Our schools spend this money by providing supplemental educational resources for students, basic skills teachers, extended school day programs (learning time before/after school and in the summer), and parental involvement initiatives such as family literacy and math nights. To qualify for funding, South River is required to have highly qualified teachers and develop and revise school wide plans for achievement, parent involvement policy and parent/teacher/student compact annually.


Parents are an important part of the Title I team!


Be Active in your Title 1 School!

  • Attend back to school nights, Title 1 annual meetings and events, parent-teacher conferences, I&RS meetings, and family literacy and math nights. 

  •  Communicate with teachers regularly.

  •  Ensure that your child is getting enough sleep, eating properly, and doing homework.

  •   Ensure that your child attends school every day and on time.