Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
July 25, 2017

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of 2017-2018 Title I Application

Correlation to Board of Education Vision, Mission & Core Beliefs
Providing all students with the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential and ensuring that there is no discernible difference between the achievement levels of students by race, gender or economic level

Staff Present

‚ÄčKathy Elling, Associate Superintendent of School Performance

Kelly W. Price, Executive Director Title I

Main Points

The intent of services provided in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) through Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement. The intensive, targeted and customized supplemental instructional services provided through Title I are designed to help students overcome educational and economic disadvantages to prepare them to succeed in college and careers. 

Title I will support the following initiatives in the 2017-2018 school year:

  • School-wide program support in 78 CMS Title I schools, 1 neglected and delinquent school and 7 private schools
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Focus and Priority schools
  • Parent & Family Engagement
  • Professional  Development
  • Services to Students Experiencing Homelessness and Students in Foster Care 

Title I support is provided to schools in which 46.3 percent (74 percent with CEP multiplier) or more of the students are considered economically disadvantaged.  Title I resources provide support through supplemental staffing, instructional materials, technology, professional development and parent and family engagement activities.  Once the Board approves the 2017-2018 Title I application, we will submit it to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for approval and release funds to schools and departments.

Fiscal Implications
Title I, Part A is a categorical federal entitlement grant program that will provide supplementary federal funds to serve schools that have a high concentration of students, identified as economically disadvantaged.  CMS is eligible to receive $41,029,105 in ESEA Title I funds for the 2017-2018 school year.

Agenda Item Type
action items

Recommend approval of 2017-2018 Title I application.