Altruria Elementary School

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Title I?

Title I refers to federal funding that our school receives under the Elementary and Secondary School Act (ESEA).


Why is Altruria Elementary a Title I school?

A school’s Title I eligibility is solely determined by the percentage of students in the school who qualify for free or reduced lunch. When 40% or more of a school’s student population qualify for free or reduced lunch, the school is eligible to receive Title I funding. 


How can the school spend Title I money?

The money can only be spent with input from stakeholders.  Parent, teacher and community input is extremely important when planning the budget.  Title I money may be spent in five categories:

  • Supplemental Educational Materials
  • Technology Equipment
  • Additional Staff
  • Parental Involvement and Training
  • Professional Development for Teachers


How can parents get involved?

  • Read the school newsletter for important dates.
  • Volunteer through our PTA to help with events throughout the school year.
  • Complete parent surveys when they are sent home.
  • Be on the lookout for information that is sent home.

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Title I program, please contact Joan Gatewood, Instructional Facilitator.  Joan’s email is  You may also call the school at 373-2600.