• What is Title I?

    Title I, the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), previously known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is the largest federal education program.  Its intent is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging State academic content and performance standards.  

    Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, which provided federal funding for high-poverty schools to help students who are behind academically and at risk of falling behind.  Services can include hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, purchase of instructional equipment, materials and supplies, parental involvement activities, professional development, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teachers and paraprofessionals.

    Funding supports Title I School-wide Programs and Targeted Assistance Programs, depending on the level of students that receive free and reduced-price lunch in the school and how the school wants to function.  School-wide programs are in schools that have at least a 75% poverty level, based on the number of children designated as economically disadvantaged.  These schools have also gone through a one-year planning process.  School-wide programs have flexibility in using their Title I funds, in conjunction with other funds in the school, to upgrade the operation of the entire school.  School-wide programs must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs, create a comprehensive plan, and conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the school-wide program that is revised as needed.


    UPCA 2022-23 Title 1 Annual Meeting  (PDF opens in new window)


    Magnet and Learning Compact

    CMS Learning Compact 2022-23 English and Spanish (PDF opens in new window)


    - CMS Parent Engagement/Involvement

    UPCA Title 1 School Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2022-23   (PDF opens in new window)


    - CMS Policy (English and Spanish)

    2022-23 CMS Policy (English) (PDF opens in new window)

    2022-23 CMS Policy (Spanish) (PDF open in new window) 


    - Parent's Right to Know Letters- English and Spanish

    UPCA Right to Know Notification 2022-23 (PDF opens in new window)


    - CSI Information- English and Spanish

    2022-23 CSI Letter English   (PDF opens in new window)

    2022-23 CSI Letter Spanish (PDF opens in new window)