Title I Schools
In Saint Paul, to be designated as a Title I school, a school at the elementary level must have a percentage of free and reduced lunch eligible students of 40% or more. At the secondary level, the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch must be equal to or greater than 75%.
Most schools in Saint Paul use Title I funding in a schoolwide model. In a schoolwide model, the school uses the Title I funding across the whole school, supporting and supplementing state and local funds to improve the education of historically disadvantaged students. Title I funding must always supplement and never supplant the regular education program at a school.
A percentage of the Title I funds at a school are used to support parents in their involvement of their children's education. Schools provide opportunities for parents to learn how to support their children in their school work, to be involved at the school through volunteering and decision making opportunities and they assist parents by removing barriers to being involved.