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Mission – The Title I team is dedicated to providing the highest quality service and support to eligible school communities in compliance with Title I law.
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the largest federal assistance program in our nation’s schools. ESEA ensures that all children have significant opportunities to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on rigorous academic achievement standards. Title I Part A focuses on four components:
- Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for the results of student learning
- Using proven research-based strategies designed to facilitate schoolwide reform and improvement
- Collaborating with parents and communities to strengthen the school’s ability to meet the needs of all students and improve the school, in addition to expanding parental options
- Allowing states and districts greater control and flexibility in determining the most effective educational environment for their population
How to Help
Help Title I get program funding by filling out a Free and Reduced Meal Application.
More than half of the families in Albuquerque Public Schools qualify for free or reduced-price school meals through the Free/Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP).
Title I Funding
Title I funding is generated by parents who complete the program eligibility forms (also known as the "Lunch Form"). It is important that all parents and guardians complete this form, as there is the opportunity for the school to receive additional funding that will benefit the school.
Students enrolled in Title I schools are identified to receive services based on criteria set by each school’s plan. All students are eligible to participate in all aspects of the school wide program, as appropriate.
However, the statute requires schools to address the needs of the lowest achieving students and those at risk of low achievement and provide additional services to those students.
Title I Information
How does my school qualify for Title I funds?
Schools must have at least 50% of their students qualify for free and reduced-price meals in order to be eligible to receive Title I funds. Schools with higher percentages receive a higher per pupil allocation.
How do I know if my child is receiving Title I services?
Parents need to contact their child’s teacher for specific information regarding individual student program services.
More about Title I
If my child changes schools, will my child continue to receive Title I services?
Only students at eligible Title I schools have access to services. Each school determines the criteria for identifying and providing services to students.
How does a school determine their use of Title I funds to design the school’s program?
Each school has a team made up of administrators, staff, and parents. This team determines program needs based on data from state and district testing. Programs are required to align with the school’s Title I plan as well as the school’s Educational Plan for Student Success (EPSS).
What is the process for a school to write the Title I program plan?
Once the school receives its Title I allocation the Instructional Council designs their schoolwide plan and submits it to the District Title I office.
How does the District monitor and support the Title I programs at the schools?
The District Title I Resource Teachers monitor the schools throughout the year. The purpose of the monitoring visits is to provide program support and technical assistance to ensure compliance with Title I regulations.
How do I find out about Title I at my school?
Every Title I school is required to have an Annual Meeting to explain the school’s Title I budget and AYP status. Parents can also contact the school for information regarding Title I.
How can I be involved in decisions regarding the Title I program?
Every school has funds allocated for parent involvement activities. By attending these activities a parent can become more involved in the school’s educational goals.
Title I News
April 26, 2013
September 14, 2012
Due to the New Mexico NCLB Flexibility Waiver, the mileage reimbursement and SES tutoring programs will not be continued for the 2012-2013 school year. Detailed information of the waiver can be found at http://ped.state.nm.us/skandera/waiver/New%20Mexico's%20NCLB%20Waiver.Principle%201.pdf
August 15, 2012
Baseball for Backpacks includes free tickets for donors
August 4, 2011
Program has its first permanent facility in 17 years
June 7, 2010