Title I Schoolwide Programs
The Title I Program provides supplemental funding to Hardin ISD for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families. These supplemental resources are used to provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards.
The parental involvement provisions of Title I, Part A reflect the following:
- Shared accountability between schools and parents for high student achievement, including expanded School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services for eligible children in low– performing schools,
- Local development of parental involvement plans with sufficient flexibility to address local needs, and
- Building parents’ capacity for using effective practices to improve their own child’s academic achievement.
Title I, Part A is designed not only to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers, but also to change the culture of America’s schools so that success is defined in terms of student achievement and in each school’s investment in every child. As indicated by the parental involvement provisions in Title I, Part A, the involvement of parents in their child’s education and schools is critical to that process. Secretary Paige put it succinctly when he stated, “Schools can’t improve without the help of parents.”
Three decades of research provide convincing evidence that parents are an important influence in helping their child achieve high academic standards. When schools collaborate with parents to help their child learn and when parents participate in school activities and decision making about their child’s education, children achieve at higher levels. In short, when parents are involved in education, children do better in school and schools improve.