What is Title I?
Every Student Succeeds Act
Title I is a federally funded program which provides supplemental funds to schools to assist eligible students to meet their educational goals. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. St. Charles Community Unit School District 303’s Title I program focuses on early intervention, and supplemental programs, elementary level in the areas of reading, math, STEM and social-emotional learning.
Additional information can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education’s website www.isbe.net.
Which Schools are Title I?
How are the funds used?
Schoolwide Programs support all students in the school. 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 funds can be used to provide additional student programs, professional development for teachers, and a variety of parent and family programs.
Targeted Assistance Programs may only support students who are at risk of not meeting their educational goals as measured by district and state assessments. 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 funds can be used to provide additional student, teacher and parent resources in our schools and extensive professional development for teachers.
How can I get involved?
School, family and community partnerships can take many forms. In our district, we value and encourage parental involvement at all levels of participation. Please contact your school principal to learn more.
The district supports students that are homeless through a homeless liaison and collaboration with Kane County. The liaison supports students to maintain continuity and access to educational experiences in our community.
Who are Homeless Children and Youth?
Before schools can be certain they are complying with legislation related to educating students experiencing homelessness, they must understand who can be considered homeless. The McKinney-Vento Act (Section 725) defines "homeless children and youth" (school-age and younger) as:
In determining whether or not a child or youth is homeless, consider the relative permanence of the living arrangements. Determinations of homelessness should be made on a case-by-case basis.
Contact Administrative Assistant Angela Meisenheimer at 331-228-4989 with questions or for additional information.