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Title I is the largest federal aid program for elementary and secondary schools. Through it, the federal government provides funding for school districts to support supplementary services designed to improve the educational performance of low-achieving children in high-poverty schools. Under the core Title I program, school districts receive funds through a multi-step allocation process and, in turn, distribute the funds to schools in their jurisdiction with above-average percentages of low-income children. In Clay County Schools, the Title I program is an intervention model that uses multiple criteria to select students with the greatest academic need in the schools with the highest percentage of poverty.