Title I


What is Title I?

Title I is a federal program created under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It is the largest federal K-12 education program, annually serving over 21 million children nationwide. Title I funds are intended to help students most at-risk of failing to meet state academic standards due to the challenges created by poverty. Over 3,000 Grand Island Public Schools students currently benefit from Title I funds.

How does a school qualify for Title I?

For a school to qualify for Title I funds, over 40% of enrolled students must qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Grand Island Public Schools operates nine Schoolwide Title I programs, which means that the funds allocated to those buildings can be used to support all students who attend.

Which GIPS schools are currently served by Title I?

  • Dodge Elementary
  • Howard Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Knickrehm Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Starr Elementary
  • Walnut Middle School
  • Wasmer Elementary
  • West Lawn Elementary

What will Title I funds pay for?

  • Instructional Materials
  • Parent engagement
  • Teacher professional development
  • Technology
  • Extra teachers
  • Intervention programs
  • Preschool
  • Summer school
  • Before and after school opportunities

For more information about Title I, please contact Kate Crowe at kcrowe@gips.org.