What is Title I?
Title I is the largest federal aid program for public schools. The program focuses on improving academic achievement of the disadvantaged under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to "provide all children significant opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps." Bush Elementary receives these additional funds through this federal aid program and is able to provide extra supplementary services to all of our students. Your children will either benefit directly or indirectly from these extra funds. At Bush Elementary, these funds along with other federal resources will be consolidated to support school-wide improvement. Funds can be used to:
- Hire qualified instructional assistants
- Purchase technology for students & teachers
- Purchase student supplies
- Provide professional learning for school staff
How was Bush Elementary Picked to be a Title I School?
Title I Schools are selected based on the percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch. Schools must have at least 35 percent of their students on free and reduced lunch to be a Title I school. All students who attend Bush Elementary can benefit from Title I funds, however, at-risk students are the primary focus. Please consider filling out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, even if you think you may not qualify.
How Can Parents Be Involved?
Each Title I school must share responsibility with parents for high student performance by joining with school staff to develop a parent involvement policy, a school parent-student compact, and other programs and curriculum needed at school.
Click here for information on our Title I Parental Involvement Policy.
Click here to view a copy of the School-Parent Compact.