Title 1 is the largest federal assistance program provided to public schools. Originally passed as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, it was reauthorized in 2001 (et al.) as the No Child Left Behind Act. It was most recently reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015. The objective of the legislation is to provide assistance and resources and instruction to the economically disadvantaged who, based on research, need it most. The goals are to support student access to the Standards in ELA and Math as well to our rigorous curriculum to increase student achievement. How many district students are determined to be Economically Disadvantaged is based on based on the number of Free and Reduced Lunch Applications. In the Plumsted Township Schools we run targeted programming because fewer than 40% of our students qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.
For information regarding ESSA, Title I, Bilingual and ESL-please see the related links and documents below.