Title I, IX, Part A
Title I, Part A - Improving The Academic Achievement Of the Disadvantaged
Title I, Part A is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. As the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education, Title I targets these resources to the districts and schools where the needs are greatest.
Title I, Part A focuses on promoting school-wide reform in high poverty schools and ensuring students' access to scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content. Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, but they are most commonly used for instruction in reading and mathematics. Title I, Part A provisions provide a mechanism for holding states, school districts, and schools accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students and turning around low performing schools while providing alternatives to students in such schools to enable those students to receive a high-quality education.
In Okaloosa County, Title I funds are used for school-wide programs. High-poverty schools (those with 50% or more students from low-income families) are eligible to adopt school-wide programs to raise the achievement of low-achieving students by improving instruction throughout the entire school, thus using Title I funds to serve all children.
Currently, the Okaloosa County School District serves eighteen elementary schools, and 4 special area schools with Title I Part A funds.
Okaloosa County Title I Schools
- Baker School (K-5)
- Best Chance/ECCI N (4th - 8th Grade)
- Bob Sikes Elementary School
- Bruner Middle School
- Edwins Elementary School
- Elliott Point Elementary School
- Florosa Elementary School
- Kenwood Elementary School
- Laurel Hill School (K-5)
- Lewis School (K-5)
- Longwood Elementary School
- Mary Esther Elementary School
- Northwood Elementary School
- Okaloosa Academy (4th - 12th)
- Pryor Middle School
- Richbourg School (K - 5th)
- Riverside Elementary School
- Shalimar Elementary School
- Silver Sands School (K - 5th Grade)
- Southside Primary School (K-2)
- Walker Elementary School
- Wright Elementary School
- EduData Portal - The goal of Florida's EduData Portal is to increase the advancement of Florida students and schools by providing access to information that will facilitate important decisions about education in Florida. The links below provide access to Florida report cards, advanced and standard reports in a variety of formats including graphs, tables, maps, custom reports, and spreadsheets based on your interests in education-related data.
Title IX, Part A - McKinney-Vento – Education for Homeless Children/Youth
The Okaloosa County School District is committed to providing homeless students school stability, continuity, access to classes and programs to ensure academic success. The Title IX, Part A McKinney-Vento Homeless Act protects the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding these programs, please call 850.301.3008.
- Definition of Homeless
- FL DOE - Accountability and AYP
- Okaloosa Homeless Policy - SB Policy 04-01
- Parental Involvement Plan
- School Based Training
Documents, Forms, and Procedures
- Enrollment Process
- MIS 1502 Title IX, Part A - Students in Transition / Spanish
- Needs Assessment
- MIS 6335 School Dispute Resolution
- NCHE Liaison Responsibilities
- School Selection
Parent and Student Resources
- Educational Resources for Students in Transition
- GFWC Fort Walton Beach Woman's Club
- National Association for Education of Homeless Students
- National Center for Homeless Education (Serve)
- National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty
Questions and Concerns
Amy Dale, MAT, Title I/IX Part A
NBCT, Early Childhood Generalist
Linda Pinkert, Title I Analyst