Title I funds are used to provide academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as preschool, supplemental communication arts, and other programs designed to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum. (Description from: http://www.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/index.html)
The Chadwick R-I School District Title I program operates as a School Wide program Pre-K to Grade12. This allows the school district to use Title I funds to support the overall academic programs of the school district. Specific funds are used to support the Title I Reading program in elementary, a supplemental communication arts program in the high school, and a Title I Pre-School program. Additional funding is used to support classroom resources.
The School Wide Title I program promotes student academic success through a joint partnership called a parent compact. This compact is an agreement between all parties stating that each will do his/her part to help his/her child to succeed in school, specifically in the area of reading (see Parent Compact).
The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement. (Description from: http://www.ed.gov/programs/teacherqual/index.html).
The purpose of this part is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related Federal, State, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement, through the provision of Federal assistance to —
(1) States for grants to local educational agencies and consortia of such agencies to establish, operate, and improve local programs of school drug and violence prevention and early intervention;
(2) States for grants to, and contracts with, community-based organizations and public and private entities for programs of drug and violence prevention and early intervention, including community-wide drug and violence prevention planning and organizing activities;
(3) States for development, training, technical assistance, and coordination activities; and
(4) public and private entities to provide technical assistance; conduct training, demonstrations, and evaluation; and to provide supplementary services and community-wide drug and violence prevention planning and organizing activities for the prevention of drug use and violence among students and youth. (Description from: http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg51.html)
Districts must make a reasonable effort to inform parents/guardians of students of the contents of programs or activities funded through Title IV.A. Districts must withdraw a student from any program activity supported with Title IV.A funds upon written request from the parents or legal guardians of students. Drug and violence prevention programs must convey a clear and consistent message that the illegal use of drugs and acts of violence are wrong and harmful.
Title IV funds in the Chadwick R-I School District are used to support the guidance and counseling department and school safety. Every other year students are asked to participate in a drug-free survey. Students are not asked to identify themselves and no individual responses are maintained or reported.
The intent of Title V, Part A, is to increase the academic achievement of, and improve the quality of education for, all students through innovative education reform efforts. Local educational agencies (LEAs) have the flexibility to use the funds for 27 different types of activities, strategies, and programs identified in the law.
Title V, Part A, Innovative Programs are designed to
- support local education reform efforts consistent with statewide education reform efforts;
- implement promising education reform programs and school improvement programs based on scientifically based research;
- provide a continuing source of innovation and education improvement, including support for programs to provide library services and instructional and media materials;
- meet the educational needs of all students, including at-risk youth; and
- develop and implement education programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance, including professional development activities and class size reduction programs. (Description from: http://dpi.wi.gov/titlev/index.html)
REAP funds, provided through the SRSA program, are provided to school district through a formula basis from the US Department of Education, and are used to promote academic achievement of all students in the school district. Funds must be used in accordance with the guidelines of other federal programs. (See Title VII, Part B).