Title I is a section of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that provides federal funds to local school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families. Title I is meant to ensure that all children receive a high-quality education and reach proficiency on State academic achievement standards assessments. Federal funds are split up based on Census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
Oklahoma received $190.7 million in Title I funding in FY 2019. Oklahoma City Public Schools received the largest Title I allocation, $29.0 million, followed by Tulsa Public Schools at $22.7 million. Two school districts – Darlington Public School and Moffett Public School – received no Title I funds.