Title I, Part A is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. As the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education, Title I targets these resources to the districts and schools where the needs are greatest.
Title I, Part A focuses on promoting schoolwide reform in high poverty schools and ensuring students' access to scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content. Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, but they are most commonly used for instruction in reading and mathematics. Title I, Part A provisions provide a mechanism for holding states, school districts, and schools accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students and turning around low performing schools while providing alternatives to students in such schools to enable those students to receive a high-quality education.
In Okaloosa County, Title I funds are used for school-wide programs. High-poverty schools (those with 50% or more students from low-income families) are eligible to adopt school-wide programs to raise the achievement of low-achieving students by improving instruction throughout the entire school, thus using Title I funds to serve all children.
Currently, the Okaloosa County School District serves eighteen elementary schools, and 4 special area schools with Title I Part A funds.
The Okaloosa County School District is committed to providing homeless students school stability, continuity, access to classes and programs to ensure academic success. The Title IX, Part A McKinney-Vento Homeless Act protects the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding these programs, please call 850.301.3008.