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What Is Title I?

  • Constitution is a Title 1 School with a Schoolwide Program!

    Schools qualify for Title I Services based on the percentage of enrolled students in economic need. In DVUSD, this is determined by the number of students in the free and reduced-price lunch program. All schools with a free and reduced-price lunch of 40% or more are serviced through federal Title I funding. Once Title I is part of a school, any student enrolled who needs extra academic help is eligible for assistance, regardless of family income.

    There are two main models for serving students in a Title I school: Targeted Assistance Program and school wide Program. Constitution is a school wide Program which funds a comprehensive plan to upgrade instruction in high poverty schools without distinguishing between “eligible” or “ineligible” children.

    School wide programs have the following key components:

    School wide Reform Strategies: Addressing the needs of all children in our school

    Instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers: Ensuring instruction and provide on-going professional development

    Parental Involvement: Creating ways to involve parents in planning, review, and improvement of our school

    Additional Support: Providing effective, timely assistance to students experiencing difficulty.

    Transition Plans: Assisting students moving from home to Kindergarten and students in 6thgrade to middle school.



    Our Campus Improvement Plan (CIP), along with the Title I school wide Plan, drives all of our programs, strategies, monetary expenditures, and parent/community involvement efforts. Please contact the school if you have questions about our Title I program.