Title I Statement
Our Title I Program works collaboratively with classrooms to provide students with additional time and support needed to achieve high levels of learning by utilizing highly-effective certified staff and paraprofessionals to provide a variety of researched-based interventions in a student-centered environment.
What is Title I?
Title I is the largest federally funded education program in the United States. Authorized by Congress, it provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist eligible public and private schools with the highest student concentration of poverty to meet school educational goals.
Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Students
Purpose: Enable schools to provide opportunities for at-risk and disadvantaged children to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging state content standards and to meet the challenging state performance standards developed for all children.
Title I, Part D: Homeless, Migrant, Neglected and Delinquent Student Services
Purpose: To improve educational services for homeless and migrant students and children and youth in local and state institutions so that such students have the opportunity to meet the same challenging state academic content standards that all children in the state are expected to meet.
How do we use Title I funds at Wawasee?
Wawasee Community School Corporation receives federal grants to supplement state and local funds to ensure a quality education for all students. All three elementary schools at Wawasee receive Title I monies that pay for instructional supports that normally would not be available to students due to lack of funding.
The purpose of Title I at Wawasee is to assist schools in improving student achievement, provide staff development, and parental involvement. All three elementary schools receiving Title I funds are operating as school-wide programs. Schools utilize Title I funds to enhance the core instructional program. Our schools use these funds to:
- add additional highly-qualifed staff
- improve staff development
- purchase additional instructional materials and supplies
- support parent involvement