The Title I program is short for “Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965,” reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Title I, Part A, is intended to help ensure that all students have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. As the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education (funded at $11.6 billion nationally), Title I targets these resources to the districts and schools where the needs are greatest. Title I provides funding that may be used to provide additional (supplemental to state- and locally-funded programs and services) instructional staff, professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies for raising student achievement in high-poverty schools.
Title II, Part A, is a 100 percent federally-funded supplemental educational program that provides financial assistance to improve the skills of teachers and the quality of instruction in core academic subjects in public and private elementary and secondary schools.
The Title IV program is intended to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
The Bethel Park School District utilizes Title I funds at Lincoln Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School, Memorial Elementary School and William Penn Elementary School.