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ERA ISD 2023-2024 

Annual Parent Notification - Title I, Part A

The Title I, Part A Program is a federal program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and is monitored by TEA through the Results Driven Accountability (RDA) system.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

  • The purpose and intent of the Title I, Part A Program is to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging state content standards [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)] and to meet the challenging state performance standards [STAAR/EOC] developed for the children of Texas.

  • Title I, Part A provides supplemental resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide high-quality education which will enable all children to meet the state student performance standards.

  • Title I Program coordinates with other programs in the district:

  • Title I, Part C- Migrant Education (SSA with ESC)

  • Title II, Part A- Teacher/Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

  • Title III, Part A- Limited English Proficiency (SSA with ESC)

  • Title VI- Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)

  • Homeless

  • The Results Driven Accountability (RDA) system is monitored through Compliance Standards.

  • Compliance is determined through the yearly application for NCLB funds and yearly NCLB compliance reports submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA)

  • All campuses in the Era ISD are considered “schoolwide” programs.  Being designated as schoolwide allows all of the Federal Title I, Part A, funds to be used to upgrade and enhance instructional programs for all children at all campuses within the district.

  • Parents should be involved in the Title I, Part A Program through:

  • Planning (in the spring) and implementation of the program

  • Activities for the parents in order to better prepare their child in their education

  • Development/review/evaluation of the Title I, Part A Parent Involvement Policy

  • Being informed on the level of achievement of their child

  • Development/review/support of the School-Parent Compact

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Assisting teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other in the value and utility of contributions of parents.

  • Parents have the right to:

  • Request information regarding the professional qualifications of his/her child’s classroom teacher

  • Be informed on the level of achievement of their student in each of the required state academic assessments

  • For more information on the Title I Program:

  • Contact your child’s classroom teacher or principal

  • Search the following websites:

  • If you have other questions about your child’s school or would like to serve on the District Improvement Team which meets occasionally throughout the school year, email:, or call (940)665-5961 x212.