New London Local Schools
Title I Services
The purpose of Title I is to provide all children “significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.”4 To achieve that, states must develop
accountability systems to identify and support schools with academically struggling students, and LEAs and
schools must use their Title I funds to improve student outcomes, including academic achievement.
New London Elementary School receives school-wide Title I funding. Title I schoolwide programs allow eligible schools to use Title I funds to support comprehensive reforms that
improve the entire educational program of the school rather than only certain students in a targeted assistance
Benefits of School-Wide Title I
The benefits of schoolwide programs include the following:
*May use Title I funds to support the entire school, not just certain students (the use of the funds must be reasonable and necessary and allowable);
*Do not need to identify individual students for services; may serve all students;
*Do not need to demonstrate that individual activities and services are supplemental. For example, may
use Title I funds for activity required by state law; may pay a teacher with Title I funds even if that
educator previously was paid with local funds.