Purpose of Title I
Title I provides financial assistance to LEAs (Local Educational Agencies) such as Marshall County Schools and individual schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. LEAs target Title I funds to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds for Schoolwide Programs to serve all children in the school regardless of income level. LEAs also must offer to utilize Title I funds to provide academic enrichment services to eligible children enrolled in private schools.
Marshall County Title I Program
The Marshall County Title I Program serves children at Center McMechen Elementary School, Central Elementary School, and McNinch Primary School. Title I in these Marshall County public schools are Schoolwide Programs. All students in the schools, regardless of family socio-economic status, are eligible to receive Title I services. Our Lady of Peace is a private school in the district served by Title I.
The instructional focus of Title I is Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics. Professional Development and Parent Involvement are also key components of the Title I Program.