Division of Title I Programs
In Montgomery County Public Schools, Title I is one of several grants supervised by the Division of Title I Programs (DTP). This division is a part of the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Program. Responsibilities include providing coordination and a common focus for additional grant programs such as the School Improvement grant.
The division is charged with implementing Title I, Part A under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and serves as a catalyst to connect programs and assist with systematic school improvement. These improvement efforts call for self-evaluation, strategic planning, and effective use of research-based practices and resources to increase student performance and close the achievement gap and are in full alignment with the Baldrige school improvement process.
The mission of the DTP is to provide customized support to identified schools impacted by poverty for the purpose of implementing and monitoring the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. We accomplish this by providing technical assistance to support:
- Instructional programs, school improvement, and student achievement;
- Parent, family, and community involvement; and
- Program administration and fiscal compliance.
The DTP will partner with the Title I schools to support continuous improvement efforts by providing technical assistance in the areas of:
- Student achievement
- Research based practices
- Comprehensive school reform efforts
- Data analysis
- Family Involvement
- Staff development
- Every Student Succeeds Act requirements