Skip To Main Content

Title I

hands holding paper doll family cutout

Title I is the oldest and largest federally funded program in our nation’s schools that offers support to academically struggling students. Each district uses its Title I funds to supplement the other funds provided to schools.

How does Title I work?

The federal government provides Title I funding to states each year. Each state must submit a plan describing:

  • what all children are expected to know and be able to do
  • the high-quality standards of performance that all children are expected to meet
  • ways to measure progress.

Title I funding in these schools can provide for intensive reading and math support for those students in need, additional tutoring for students which may occur outside the school day, additional materials for students and teachers to use in the classroom, opportunities for parent education and workshops, and other school resources.  Each school builds its own program based on student needs and implements those opportunities appropriate to meeting those designated needs.

How can parents help?

Parents and families influence their child’s education more than any teachers or school. Families involved at school and giving support at home can boost their child’s achievement. The Title I Parent-School Compact states the goals and responsibilities of both parents and schools. The Parental Involvement Policy helps parents understand and take part in the school’s efforts. Your Title I program needs your help to:

  • Determine school program goals.
  • Plan and carry out programs.
  • Evaluate programs.
  • Work with your child at home.

Which ECS schools are Title I buildings?

Based on the level of qualification for free/reduced lunch, the following ECS schools are designated as Title I schools. Each of these buildings receives additional funds for supplemental programs and support staff. 

  • Hawthorne Early Learning Center
  • Beardsley Elementary
  • Bristol Elementary
  • Mary Beck Elementary
  • Mary Daly Elementary
  • Monger Elementary
  • Osolo Elementary
  • Riverview Elementary
  • Roosevelt STEAM Academy
  • Woodland Elementary
  • Pierre Moran Middle School

I believe a Title I procedure was not followed. What steps can I take? 

Please see this document with the district's procedure for filing a Title I complaint.


Title I

Instructional Leadership
Elkhart Community Schools
J.C. Rice Educational Services Center
2720 California Road
Elkhart, IN 46514

Beth Williams
Director of Federal Programs