Title I, Part "A"
Under the recent legislation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Title I, Part A is supplemental funding to support high poverty schools in providing opportunities for children to acquire the knowledge and skills in the State content standards and to meet the challenging State performance standards developed for all children. These funds are meant to supplement, not supplant, regular education funds. In addition to serving students in public school, districts are obliged to serve students who would be eligible in the public school, but are attending non-public schools. Districts must also serve students in the facilities for Neglected and Delinquent children with Title I funds.
Types of Programs
Title I, Part A funds may be used in a Schoolwide model or a Targeted Assistance model:
- A schoolwide program allows the use of Title I funds to upgrade the entire educational program to meet the educational needs of all students in a school. In Northside this option is made available to campuses with a poverty threshold greater than 56%. The threshold is reviewed each year during the planning cycle.
- A targeted assistance model supports only identified students meeting certain criteria.
For 2016-2017, Northside ISD has 49 Title I schoolwide campuses and no targeted assistance campuses.
Under the accountability provisions in No Child Left Behind (NCLB), states, school districts and campuses are evaluated annually for meeting Federal Safeguard requirements.
Programs/activities supported, all or partially, by Title I funds to provide academic assistance in the content areas:
- Accelerated Reading/Math
- Supplemental reading and math specialists are provided on each Title 1 campus
- Extended Day Programs (before and after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer)
- Family Literacy Program
- Family Involvement Program
Funds are provided for staff in the Title I schools to receive professional development in the content areas to become effective, highly qualified professionals and paraprofessionals.
Northside ISD follows guidance in Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for all Title 1, Part A funds spent.
Funds are provided at the District and campus levels to assist parents in becoming partners in their children's education.
There is coordination with NISD Family Literacy Program, NISD Connections, Family Service Association, Head Start, and Communities in Schools (CIS).
NOTE: Not all programs are available on all campuses. See Title I Schools
Title I, Part "A" (Non-Public)
In coordination with the Bexar County area Title 1 Directors and Non-Public personnel, tutoring is provided at all non-public campuses where students from Title 1 public schools attend and is overseen by the Region 20-ESC Non-Public Schools Liaison. Tutorials will be available to any student meeting criteria for remediation in Reading and/or Math. For those students who meet criteria and are not attending a campus with tutorials in place, tutorials will be provided on an individual campus by campus basis. Services from the public to the non-public schools will also include staff development in the area served and parental involvement activities.
Services are provided to non-public school students in accordance with Title 1 law. Educational services and arrangements for eligible students in non-public schools shall be equal to expenditures for children enrolled in the public schools of the local education agency.
Student growth by non-public school will be measured using the Spring NRT test scores used by the non-public schools. Growth will be measured annually using prior Spring and present Spring test scores. In coordination with the non-public administrators, other desired outcomes have been designated as indicators of educational achievement.