Title I Program

The Title I program is a federally funded program authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The State Educational Agency (SEA) shall award grants to geographically diverse local educational agencies (LEAs). In making such awards, the SEA shall prioritize awards to LEAs serving the highest percentage of schools identified by the State for comprehensive support and improvement or implementing targeted support and improvement plans. The purpose is to ensure all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach minimum proficiency.

The purpose of Title I, Part A is to improve basic programs operated by LEAs by consulting with teachers, principals, pupil services personnel, administrators, other staff, and parents; and coordinating with other programs under this Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 United States Code [U.S.C.] 1400 et seq.), the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, the Head Start Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.


Calipatria Unified School District receives Title I, Part A funds and operates Title I Schoolwide Programs (SWP) at all four district school sites.  


The purpose of a Schoolwide Program is to improve academic achievement throughout a school so that all students, particularly the lowest-achieving students, demonstrate proficiency related to the challenging State academic standards (Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 200, Section 200.25[a][1]). The improved achievement is to result from improving the entire educational program of the school (34 CFR 200.25[a][2]).