Title I is a federally funded education program which provides supplemental funds to assist eligible schools to meet educational goals and improve individual performance levels. Through Title I, under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the Federal government allocates funds to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district and school. Schools use their Title I funds to focus on improving the performance levels of the children in their school, focusing on closing the achievement gap between high and low performing students.
These funds can be applied to instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, increased staffing, and program improvement. Title I is not a standalone program, but is coordinated with other district, state and federal programs to drive improved achievement in the schools. Title I funding has been applied to extensive professional development for teachers, resource purchases, personnel, and a variety of parent and family programs. For more detailed information, contact the school principal to learn how the funds are being applied in each school.
Stevens Amendment - Disclosure of Federal Participation Projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal grant money must credit the Federal government for the Federal government's portion of the financial support.
This web page citation informs the public that the use of Federal dollars in Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 meets the Stevens Amendment requirement. Staff development opportunities, resource purchases, and personnel have been funded in whole or in part with Federal entitlement dollars.