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Frequently Asked Questions: Title I

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Can a student who has an IEP and is eligible for special education services under IDEA also receive Title I services?

Yes. However, this decision is made by the district/building level staff. In making the decision, the building level staff must decide if a child with an IEP who is already receiving additional services through special education would benefit more by receiving the Title I services than another child who is also in need of Title I services but not receiving any additional services from the district. It should also be noted that an IEP team cannot commit Title I services through the IEP process, since the district/building staff make the decisions about the use of Title I resources. Therefore, if a child does receive Title I services it should NOT be documented in the IEP.