Neglected, Delinquent and Students at Risk
Title I, Part A
Title I, Part A is federal funding available to students from low-income families. Its purpose is to enable them to meet the state student performance standards by providing a high-quality education. In Arkansas, only students who reside in a residential facility for neglected children would be eligible for services from Title I, Part A funding. Students who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their parents are considered neglected. These funds provide services like one-on-one tutoring for the students; for computer equipment and other forms of technology for students; for professional development for instructors to these students.
Title I, Part D
Title I, Part D is federal funding available to districts, juvenile and adult correctional facilities, detention facilities, state-operated institutions and community day programs. In Arkansas, only facilities that house delinquent students are eligible for funding. Students who are delinquent have been ruled adjudicated delinquent by the courts or a judge or are just in need of supervision. These facilities must have an average length of stay of 30 days. The main purpose for this funding is to provide students with an opportunity to meet State standards. It also provides them transitional services so once they are released from an institutional setting they will be able to further their schooling or successfully seek employment; it also provides a support system to prevent students from dropping out of school.