Title I, Title IV, and Title IX Programs

Picture of Amy DaleAmy Dale, MAT
Title I, Title IX Part A
Curriculum Specialist-Elementary Math
NBCT, Early Childhood Generalist


Kelli Williams
Title I Analyst




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 fourteen elementary schools, and 3 special area schools with Title I Part A funds. 















Title IV - 21st Century Schools
ASPIRE Program

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the No Child Left Behind Act. Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the federal law are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.
  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
  • Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

For more information visit http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activities-programs/21st-century-community-learning-center.    

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Title IX, Part A
McKinney-Vento – Education for Homeless Children and 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 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 theses programs, please call (850) 301-3008.