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Title I is the major component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), passed in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. Congress has reauthorized the Act numerous times since its enactment, making changes in focus each time. The current reauthorization of ESEA is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015.
Title I funding flows from the U.S. Department of Education (as appropriated by Congress) to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), which then allocates funds to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). The District adheres to Federal ESSA law mandates to ensure that Title I Schoolwide Program funding is provided directly to eligible schools above the 75 percent poverty threshold. Eligible schools spend the funds allocated based on formalized School Improvement Processes approved by M-DCPS and FDOE.
Title I is the part of ESSA that supports programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning of children from low income families. Title I is the largest federally funded education program designed to provide students with additional help in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
The Title I Program is committed to helping schools close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. This site is designed to supply users with information relevant to Title I in order to provide a clear understanding of the overall program.
Additionally, Title I schools’ administrators and staff shall read the Title I Handbook, locate under the Resources navigation menu, in order to become familiar with all policies and procedures contained therein. It is imperative that the Supplement vs. Supplanting provision of the ESEA is observed at all times, to ensure that federal funds provide the additional educational resources that students and teachers in high-poverty schools need to succeed. Administrators are encouraged to reach out to the Department of Title I Administration if clarification or assistance is needed.
Please read and acknowldge Parent Compact 2022-23
Did you know that Project UP-START is a program that provides additional support services to any student who is currently experiencing unstable housing? This includes students who are sharing the housing of family or friends out of hardship, students living in temporary shelters, public places, or in a hotel/motel. If you have school-aged children living in unstable housing or know a family in this situation, please contact us at 305-995-7558. Messages will be answered by Project UP-START's staff in the order in which they were received; however, if emergency shelter or food are needed, please contact the agencies listed below immediately:
For immediate shelter assistance in Miami-Dade County, except Miami Beach, please call the Homeless Helpline at 877 994-4357. If you are located in Miami Beach, please call the City of Miami Beach Homeless Outreach Office, at 305 604-4663.
Bridgeprep Academy Meal Distribution is School site-based. Meals will be handed out at school sites on Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please contact the school office for more information 305.643.4833.
Community Feedings and Food Distributions for Families in Need:
Share Your Heart. Share Your Heart (SYHVC) app also available to download.
United Way Miami Pandemic Assistance Program (Applications currently on pause due to overwhelming demand)
- Resources (Presentation on Online resources and Parent Engagement)
- Provides information on free Comcast internet as well as use digital tools and tutorials.
These presentations are property of M-DCPS Parent Academy and provided as a convenience to you and are intended for educational purposes only. A video placed on this site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, philosophy, professional group, university or agency, nor is it necessary for you to rely on information only from those presentations listed here. The views and opinions expressed in the videos are those of the creator/presenter and do not necessarily reflect those of Miami-Dade County Public Schools or M-DCPS Parent Academy.
As part of your school’s ongoing school-home communication, we strongly encourage
parents of students enrolled at our school to complete the 2022-23 M-DCPS Title I
Parent/Family Engagement Survey online.The survey will be available online from Thursday, March 10, 2022, through Thursday, June30, 2022.