Overview and purpose of Title I, Part A

Title I, Part A helps to provide local educational agencies (LEAs) with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families with funds to help ensure that these students are receiving the same quality education as all students, helping them to meet challenging state academic standards. Engaging with parents, families and communities is one, important aspect of this program.  Schools and LEAs must actively engage the parents and families of Title I eligible students in the development of state and local education plans, school improvement plans as well as Title II, III, and IV plans and applications.

  • Each LEA and school must have a written parent and family engagement policy developed jointly with, agreed on with, and distributed to parents and family members of participating children. This policy will be incorporated into the LEA’s plan establishing the expectations and objectives for meaningful parent and family involvement.
  • The LEA conducts outreach to all parents and family members and implements programs, activities and procedures for the involvement of parents and family members.  These programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participation children.
  • Additional outreach may be required to ensure involvement of the necessary parents and advocates: surveys, home visits, evening/weekend meetings, child care or child activities during meetings, interpreters, personal invitations, partnerships with community health centers, etc.
  • LEAS must provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to build the capacity of all participating schools within the LEA in planning and implementing effective parent and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance, which may include meaningful consultation with employers, business leaders, and philanthropic organizations, or individuals with expertise in effectively engaging parents and family members in education.




Name Title Email Extension
Amy Beruan Director, Federal Programs ajberuan@aurorak12.org 28474
Sherry Hinkle-Carlson Assistant to the Director, Federal Programs smhinkle-carlson@aurorak12.org 28418
David Schneiderman Title I Coordinator drschneiderman@aurorak12.org 28452
Joey Willett Title I Coordinator jjwillett@aurorak12.org 28797
Cookie Hansen     District Family Liaison kshansen@aurorak12.org 28472
Kris Riley Federal Programs Technician kkriley@aurorak12.org 28398
Family Engagement Staff Resources

(The following documents are accessible by APS staff members using their APS Google logins.)