Title I funds are part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) authorization enacted in 1965. Funding provides extensive supplemental services to high poverty schools which support programs that improve and meet high performance and content standards. This policy is committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other students. The program is based on a family-centered approach, involving family engagement and education activities as vital components.
When a school is designated to receive Title I support, federal funds will be allocated to supplement district funding. The federal funds are specifically intended to provide additional academic and family engagement activities.
Parent Involvement is welcome and encouraged in Kearney Public Schools and a required component of programming for Title I schools. The information links below will provide you with information about the Kearney Public Schools Parent Involvement Policy and other information about the KPS program.
Kearney Public Schools has four Title 1 schools: Bryant, Emerson, Northeast, and Central.
Kearney Public Schools Programs
A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on State academic achievement standards. Targeted assistance programs identify specific students who are the most "at-risk" of failing or not achieving State/District standards and design methods to help those students.