In order to improve the academic achievement of district schools eligible to receive Title I federal funds, the district shall use federal Title I funds to provide eligible students with supplementary services to reinforce the core curriculum and assist students in attaining proficiency on state academic standards and assessments.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide technical assistance and support to any school participating in the Title I program, including consultation in the development and implementation of school plans and activities.(20 USC 6312)

Parent Involvement

The district and each school receiving Title I funds shall develop a written parent involvement policy in accordance with 20 USC 6318.

District Plan

The Superintendent or designee shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other appropriate school personnel, and parents/guardians of participating students in the development, periodic review, and, as necessary, the revision of a plan describing the assessments, strategies and services the district will use to help low-achieving students meet challenging academic standards. (20 USC 6312)

Comparability of Services

State and local funds used in schools receiving Title I funds shall provide services that, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to services in schools that are not receiving Title I funds. Comparability may be determined on a school-by-school basis or by grade span. (20 USC 6321)

To demonstrate comparability of services among district schools the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which ensure that the district provides all district schools with the same level of base funding, per student, for staff services, curriculum materials and instructional supplies.

At the beginning of each school year, the Superintendent or designee shall measure comparability in accordance with the above criteria and maintain records documenting the district's compliance. If any instances of non-comparability are identified, the Superintendent or designee shall promptly implement adjustments as needed to ensure comparability.

Program Evaluation

The Superintendent or designee shall use state assessment results and other available measures or indicators to annually determine whether each participating school is making adequate yearly progress toward ensuring that all students meet the state's proficient level of achievement on state assessments. (20 USC 6316)

Legal Reference:
11503 Parent involvement programs in Title I schools
52055.57 Districts identified or at risk of identification for program improvement
54420-54425 State Compensatory Education
64001 Single plan for student achievement, consolidated application programs


6301 Program purpose
6311-6322 Improving basic programs for disadvantaged students, including:
6312 Local educational agency plan
6313 Eligibility of schools and school attendance areas; funding allocation
6314 Title I schoolwide programs
6315 Targeted assistance schools
6316 School improvement
6318 Parent involvement
6320 Participation of private school students
6321 Comparability of services
7881 Participation of private school students

Policy Adopted: June 3, 2003
Policy Revised: February 21, 2017

Administrative Regulation