LUHSD Title I
Title I funds are used to support effective, evidence-based educational strategies that close the achievement gap and enable the students to meet the state's challenging academic standards. Title I-funded schools are either Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS) or Schoolwide Program (SWP) schools. LUHSD opperates Lemoore High School and Jamison High School as Schoolwide Program Schools.
Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), ensures that local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools provide parents and families of Title I students with the information they need to make well-informed choices for their children including more effectively sharing responsibility for their child’s success, and helping their children’s schools develop effective and successful programs.
ESSA Section 1116, Parent and Family Engagement, contains the primary Title I, Part A requirements for the State educational agencies (SEAs), LEAs, and schools related to engaging parents and families in their children’s education. All LEAs that receive Title I funds shall conduct outreach to all parents and family members and implement programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents and family members. Such programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
Each LEA that receives more than $500,000 in Title I, Part A funds, shall reserve at least one percent of its allocation to assist schools to carry out the parental engagement activities. Not less than 90 percent of the funds reserved shall be distributed to schools served with priority given to high-need schools. Funds reserved by a LEA shall be used to carry out activities and strategies consistent with the LEA’s parent and family engagement policy. Parents and family members of children receiving services shall be involved in the decisions regarding how the funds reserved are allotted for parental involvement activities [ESSA Section 1116 (a)(3)].