Title I / Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Overview
- Greater accountability for results.
- Increased district flexibility for spending federal money.
- Expanded options for parents.
- Increased emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.
- All of our 3 comprehensive and 2 alternative high schools receive Federal Title I funds as set forth in the ESEA. The district and the schools receiving these funds must ensure that they are meeting the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools and working to close the achievement gap between high and low-performing students.
- Parents whose children attend Title I schools may request information from their schools about the professional qualifications of their children's classroom teachers, including any paraeducators working in the classrooms with their children.
- The state has designated some Title I schools as Program Improvement schools. Based on state test scores of students, these schools have not made adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years. District schools not listed may still be affected by ESEA because they may be identified to be receiving schools for students electing to leave Program Improvement schools.
- Letter regarding continuing English Learner (EL) students: English | Spanish
- Request to Withhold Student Information from Military Recruiters: English | Spanish
Major state and federal education reform efforts emphasize the importance of family and community involvement to increase student achievement and strengthen public schools. State law requires parental involvement programs for schools that receive Title I funds (EC Section 11503) and parental involvement policies for non-Title I schools (EC Section 11504).
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Act of 2001, section 1118, requires the adoption of (1) district- and school-level Title I parental involvement policies to support students in attaining high academic standards and (2) school-parent compacts that express the shared responsibilities of schools and parents as partners in students’ success.