Title IA - College Readiness


What is Title 1?

Title 1 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (formerly known as ECIA, ESEA or Chapter 1) is the largest federally funded educational program. This program, authorized by Congress, provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals.

Which schools are Title 1 schools for 2010 - 2011?

Gooding Elementary School (School wide)

Gooding Middle School (Targeted Assistance)

How do schools qualify to receive Title 1 funds?

Schools qualify based on demonstrating that the K-12, ages 5-17, membership has a sufficiently high percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Title 1 regulations require school districts to provide services to all schools where a high percentage of students qualify for free or reduced price meals.

Why are Title 1 funds allocated exclusively to high poverty schools?

Research studies done over the past 30 years show conclusively that schools with high concentrations of economically disadvantaged students generally demonstrate lower levels of achievement than do schools with lower concentrations of economically disadvantaged students. As a result, Congress, in the reauthorization of Title 1 under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, now requires districts to allocate Title 1 funds to those schools with the highest concentrations of such students, particularly to those schools falling above 75%. Districts may extend Title I benefits to schools lower than 75%, yet not below the district average percentage of free/reduced price meals.

Which children are Title I children?

There is a common misconception that a Title I child is a child eligible for free or reduced price meals, but this is false. Because the Title I program in this district operates at the school level in the form of Schoolwide Programs, such as the case with Gooding Elementary School where there are technically no “Title I children”. The children within each Title I school have no designation related to Title I and all students are eligible for Title I services. In Gooding Middle School students are targeted for assistance based on socioeconomic status, academic achievement, and standardized testing.

How are schools allocated Title 1 funds?

Once a school qualifies, funds are then allocated in the spring based on a formula developed at the district office that projects the number of qualifying children at the school for the following year. Occasionally, a further adjustment is made after the first month of school the year funds are allocated, to ensure that schools receive funds commensurate with the number of qualifying children actually enrolled.

How can Title 1 funds be used at the school site?

Title 1 funds must be used to promote:

  1. High academic/achievement for all children;
  2. A greater focus on teaching and learning;
  3. Flexibility to stimulate local initiatives coupled with responsibility for student performance;
  4. Improved linkages among schools, parents and communities.

In general, funds cannot be used to purchase/lease/rent or improve facilities or provide routine transportation costs for the transport of students to and from school or supplant funds the school is already entitled to from other sources.

Are there restrictions on using the funds to hire staff?

The intent of the law is to use funds to acquire "highly qualified staff"(professionals, i.e. teachers, psychologists, social workers, etc.).

Do Title I Funds follow the child if he moves to another school?

As indicated in the Act, the intended purpose of these funds is to improve the school. This is why funds are allocated to schools not to children. As a result, if a child leaves a Title I school and transfers to another school, there is no transfer of Title I funds to the receiving school.

Title 1 - Program Purposes

Title 1 Programs (Part A of PL 107-334 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), provide funds to districts in order to assist schools with the highest levels of economically disadvantaged youngsters to:

  1. improve in student achievement for all participating children,
  2. improve staff development and
  3. improve parental and community involvement.

In accordance with federal law, funds are allocated directly to schools to work toward these three goals. Funds are allocated on a per qualifying child (child with free or reduced price meal status) basis. Federal law requires that a district not use Title 1 funds to offset expenses to a Title 1 school that would normally be paid by other sources if Title 1 funds were not available.


Parent & Family Engagement Plan

Gooding Elementary Parent Involvement Plan

Gooding Middle School Parent Involvement Plan

Gooding High School Parent Involvement Plan

Gooding School District Parent Involvement Plan

Title One PowerPoint Presentation


Where Title I came from...

Title I is the largest program of federal funding in education, signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. President Johnson recognized the extremely difficult problem that children throughout the country were having with their reading, and mathematics. In an effort to help them catch up, extra attention, materials and teachers were provided by the Elementary Secondary Education act, Title I (ESEA).

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan formed the Education Consolidation Improvement Act, Chapter I Basic (ECIA).

In 1988, the ECIA, Chapter I Basic program became the Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Act of 1988.

In 1994, Congress passed a series of educational legislation, submitted by President Bill Clinton, strengthening the parent-school community partnerships.

On July 1, 1995, after reauthorization, the program is now Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

On December 2001, President Bush signed into law the “No Child Left Behind Act”.

The Title I law requires the meaningful involvement of parents in school level planning, development and design of initiatives to improve student achievement supported by Title I funds.

Where we are...

The purpose of Title I funding is to assist schools in improving student achievement, staff development and parental involvement. Schools utilize Title I funds to enhance the regular district instructional program. Schools use funds to:

  • add highly qualified staff,
  • support parent and community involvement efforts,
  • improve staff development,
  • purchase additional instructional materials and supplies,
  • add technology and needed equipment.

Title I Parent Involvement

The Title I program for parents is designed to 1) inform parents about Title I regulations, 2) involve parents in local Title I decisions, 3) provide literacy training, 4) offer parents training in schools and in the community on ways to work with their children at home to raise student achievement, and 5) encourage active participation in their children’s schools and education. Public Law 103-382 requires:

  • All Title I schools to develop jointly, with parents of participating children, a parent-student-teacher compact (written agreement) that states what parents, students and the school will do together to raise student achievement.
  • Schools must sponsor an annual meeting for all Title I parents and involve parents in an “organized, ongoing and timely way” in the planning, review and improvement of Title I schools.
  • Each Title I school utilize a percentage of its Title I allocation to support a comprehensive parental involvement program.

For additional information contact:

Robyn Stechelin

Federal Programs Director 
Phone (208)934-4321 Ext. 126
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De dónde Titulo I venimos ...

Título I es el mayor programa educativo con fondos federales, firmado como ley en 1965 por el Presidente Lyndon Johnson. El Presidente Johnson reconoció que la mayor dificultad que presentan los niños a través del país es en lectura y matemáticas. En un esfuerzo por ayudarlos a superarse, se les proveyó atención adicional, materiales y maestros, a través de la Ley de la Educación Primaria y Secundaria, Título I (ESEA).

En 1981 el Presidente Ronald Reagan estableció la Ley para el Mejoramiento de la Consolidación de la Educación, Capítulo 1 Básico (ECIA).

En 1988 el programa del Capítulo I Básico del ECIA se convirtió en la Ley Hawkins-Stafford de 1988 para el Mejoramiento de la Escuela Primaria y Secundaria.

En 1994 el Congreso aprobó una serie de legislaciones sobre la educación, presentadas por el Presidente Bill Clinton, fortaleciendo la asociación comunitaria padres-escuelas.

El 1ro de julio de 1995, después de su reautorización, el programa es ahora el Título I de la Ley de la Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA).

En diciembre de 2001, el Presidente Bush asignó “La Ley Ningún Niño se Quedará Atrás.”

La ley de Título I exige a los padres su participación valiosa en la planificación a nivel de escuela, y el desarrollo y diseño de iniciativas para mejorar la ejecución del estudiante respaldado por los fondos del Título I.

Dónde estamos ...

El propósito del Título I es ayudar a las escuelas a mejorar la ejecución de los estudiantes, desarrollo del personal y la participación de los padres. Estos fondos de Título I se utilizan para ampliar el programa educacional regular del distrito. Las escuelas utilizan los fondos para:

  • añadir personal altamente calificado
  • apoyar los esfuerzos de participación de los padres y la comunidad
  • mejorar el desarrollo del personal
  • comprar material y suministros educativos adicionales
  • añadir tecnología y equipos necesarios

Participación de los padres en el Título I

El programa Título I para padres está diseñado para 1) informarle a los padres sobre las regulaciones de Título I, 2) involucrar a los padres en las decisiones de Título I local, 3) proveer entrenamiento literario, 4) ofrecerle a los padres entrenamiento en las escuelas y la comunidad de tal manera que puedan trabajar con sus hijos en el hogar para aumentar su ejecución, y 5) animarlos a que participen activamente en las escuelas y en la educación de sus hijos. La Ley Pública 103-382 exige:

  • En todas las escuelas de Título I desarrollar junto con los padres de niños participantes, un contrato de padre-estudiante-maestro(a) (un acuerdo escrito) que estipule que los padres, estudiantes y la escuela trabajarán unidos para mejorar la ejecución de los estudiantes.
  • Las escuelas deberán patrocinar una reunión anual para todos los padres de Título I e involucrar a los padres de una manera organizada, continua y rápida en la planificación, revisión y mejoramiento de las escuelas con el programa Título I.
  • Cada escuela con el programa Título I utilizará un porcentaje de la cuota de Título I para apoyar un programa completo de involucración de padres.

Para información adicional comuníquese con:

Robyn Stechelin

Federal Programs Director 

Phone (208)934-4321 Ext. 126
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.