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Title I Program

J.F. Kennedy High  School Title One Program


“Title I was a key part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s program to help the poor. Using a poverty-based formula, Title I, Part A allocates funds to 90 percent of the nation’s school districts to offset the effects of poverty on the educational opportunities of low-performing children in high-poverty schools. Although the program is focused on poverty, political realities help ensure that about half of the 90,000 public schools in the country get at least some money. Each state oversees the program for its own local educational agencies (LEA) and schools, and acts as the conduit for the funds. State educational agencies (SEA) play a central role in setting standards and enforcing program requirement.” (Cowan)

The NO Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is an important federal legislation to provide educational opportunity to all children since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. With NCLB, the federal government continues to provide aids for K-12 education. The law establishes mandatory national deadline for all public schools to bring all children to an achievement level deemed “proficient” by the state.  In 2013, the US Department of Education created an opportunity for states to apply for a waiver of certain aspects (i.e. section 1116) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, formerly NCLB).  The state of California decided not to apply as a state, and in response, a consortium of California school districts (CORE) worked together to create an application. The waiver grants some flexibility but the schools districts must develop an accountability system to implement Common Core and support educational leaders and teachers in lieu of Program Improvement.  Additionally, the waiver only addresses ESEA section 1116-Program Improvement and the associated sanctions such as school improvement, corrective action, restructuring, supplemental educational service, and public school choice.  LAUSD will continue to cover the costs of PSC transportation for students who are already participating in the program.  In addition, the waiver does not waive Highly-qualified teaching under NCLB. 

J.F. Kennedy High School has a schoolwide Title One Program. Under the New Accountability System, Kennedy HS was rated as a “Reward School” in 2013-14.  All students are entitled to receive the services that are funded by the Title One office.  The Categorical Program Adviser will work closely with the school administration and the School Site Council to provide supplemental support to students and staff to ensure the goals and action steps of the Single Plan for Student Achievement are met.


The following are some of the services provided by Title One at this school site:

  • Paraprofessionals in the classroom
  • Health Services (The school nurse)
  • After School Tutoring (All core subjects)
  • Test Preparation and Tutoring
  • ACE Program (Credit recovery program)
  • Computer Labs and portable multi-media system
  • Supplemental instructional material and support to teachers
  • Academic field trips
  • Staff development and teacher training
  • Lunch Program
  • The Parent Center

For more information contact:
Mr. Dean Xiong, Title I Coordinator
Title I Office: Room A215
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday
(818) 271-2973