• Title I provides federal funding to schools that serve an area with high poverty. The funding is meant to help students who are at risk of falling behind academically. 

    Title I is a federal entitlement program that gives funds to schools in need based on student enrollment, the free and reduced lunch percentage for each school, and other informative data. 
    There are two types of Title I program models – a school-wide program and a targeted assistance program. Identification and authorization of schools to receive Title I funds and implement one of these programs stems from having a certain percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch prices. Both programs, however, are contingent upon (1) the school using research-based strategies to improve student achievement and (2) the school must include strategies to support/encourage parent involvement.
    Our Bloomsburg schools are authorized as a school-wide program and use funds to improve student achievement throughout our entire school; therefore every child benefits from the added services and programs, not just the students identified as eligible to participate. All of the school staff focus on upgrading the entire educational program and improving the achievement of all students, in particular, the low-achieving ones.