Title Iis a federal program of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which supports programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning of children from low-income families. The U.S. Department of Education provides Title I funds to states to give to school districts based on the number of children from low-income families in each district.
McBride and Lewis & Clark are designated as Title I Schools. These schools receive additional funding for programs and services designed to improve learning opportunities for eligible students. In addition, Title I schools are required to employ highly qualified teachers in core academic subjects.
Lewis & Clark operates a Schoolwide Program, which is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in Title I schools with more than 40 percent poverty. McBride currently operates a Targeted Assistance School Programs, designed to meets needs of "targeted" students who have the greatest needs of academic support.