Title I, formerly known as Chapter 1, is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and is the foundation of the amendment, No Child Left Behind. It's purpose is to close the achievement gap between low-income and other students.
The original purpose of Title I was additional resources to schools for remedial education for children in poverty. The 1994 reauthorization of Title I shifted the program's emphasis from remedial education to helping all disadvantaged children reach rigorous state academic standards expected of all children.
Title I funds can be used for supplemental instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, professional development and program improvement. In return, schools and states must meet accountability requirements for raising student performance.We work closely with the Title I campuses in Birdville ISD to address the academic needs of at-risk students, to provide support to the instructional programs of the district, and to ensure compliance with all federal program guidelines.
For information about Title I programs in Birdville ISD contact
Director of Federal, State and Local ProgramsBirdville ISD
6125 East Belknap Street
Haltom City, Texas 76117
Debra.Kneggs@Birdvilleschools.netFor general information about Title I contact:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
400 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701