USE OF TITLE I FUNDS IN THE DISTRICT
Title I, Part A (Title I) is part of the federal government’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program. On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama. ESSA retains many of the core provisions of No Child Left Behind (the previous reauthorization of Elementary Secondary Education Act) related to standards, assessments, accountability, and use of Federal funds. It provides additional financial assistance to school districts to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
The law requires school districts to target the Title I funds they receive to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. We then are required to focus Title I services on children in those schools who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic standards.
In the Wheatland-Chili Central School District, we use this money to provide math and literacy intervention services to our struggling learners. Our Title I Schools this year are at T. J. Connor Elementary and the Middle/High School. We use almost all of the money to pay for literacy and math intervention teachers in our Title I schools. We welcome your input, as parents of students in these schools, regarding our Title I program.
We are required to use a percentage of our Title I allocation for parent involvement activities in schools that are eligible. These funds are used to provide materials to our parents through the Parent Universities that are held quarterly in the District.
An additional requirement for schools that receive Title I funds is a Parent Involvement Policy. The Parent Involvement Policy can be found by clicking this link.