Research shows when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to perform better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Provides financial assistance to school districts to meet the educational needs of students at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing. Title 1, Part A provides additional instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing.

Title 1, Part A Support

The Title 1, Part A program will provide your child with additional instructional assistance in math, reading, and language arts. Additional assistance can be:

  • Teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction
  • Teachers and instructional aides
  • One-to-one or small group instruction


The federal government provides funding to each state based on census data. Each State Educational Agency (SEA) awards money to its school districts. Districts determine which of their schools will receive Title 1, Part A program services based on the school’s Free and Reduced Lunch percentage.

Schools will:

  • Identify the students who need the additional educational assistance based upon the required criteria. Students DO NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title 1, Part A services.
  • Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students at their school.
  • Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.
  • Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title 1, Part A program for each student.


The program serves students in elementary and second (middle and high), schools that have demonstrated the need for additional educational assistance. Title I, Part A services are available for eligible students attending a private school, which has requested to participate in the Title I, Part A program.

The 14 schools listed below have been selected to receive Title I services for the 2022-2023 school year under the school-wide model:


You can influence the success of your child by becoming an active participant in your child’s school in many ways!

  • Communicate – Stay informed by responding promptly to all communications from the school or school district
  • Be an example – Show your child that education is important by reading, attending parent/teacher conferences, and school events.
  • Volunteer – Volunteer at your child’s school and help with extra-curricular activities. Participate and support activities at school.
  • Learn – How to help your child with classwork, homework and their future educational plans.
  • Get Involved – Join school and parent organizations, school improvement teams, Title I, Part A advisory councils, and other parent committees.
  • Collaborate – Participate in parent activities with other families, know and use local community resources (libraries, universities, community centers, etc.) to obtain needed services for your child.


The foster care provisions of Title I, Part A of the ESSA emphasize the importance of collaboration and joint decision-making between child welfare agencies and educational agencies. For additional information, please contact Dr. Cassandra Brooks, Chesapeake Public Schools’ Foster Care Liaison, at 757-547-0588
or Email Dr. Cassandra C. Brooks.


For further information on Title I, please contact the Office of Federal Programs at 757-547-1183 or Email Mrs. Leslie Russell.