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Title I - The Foundation of No Child Left Behind

Title I is the Foundation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

—Title I Basics:
Title 1 is the largest federal aid program for elementary, middle and high schools reaching about 12.5 million students in public and private schools. Through this program the government gives money to school districts around the country based on the number of low income families each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services to help children who are behind in school.

—The basic foundations of the Title 1 program:
1. All students should work toward the same high standards.
2. Local districts, schools and parents know best what their students need to succeed.
3. Parent involvement is critical to a child's success


How Does Our School District
Receive Title I Money?

  1. The federal government provides funding to each state. Then, each State Educational Agency sends money to its school districts. 
  2. How much money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending that school. 
  3. The Madison CUSD #12 funds 100% of the student population with additional services based on our Title I allotment.  
  4. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services. 
  5. Set goals for improving the academic skills of students at the schools. 
  6. Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each school. 
  7. Develop programs in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction. 


How Can Our School District Use The Money To Help Support Academic Achievement For Our Students?  

—Title I funds are spent on the strategies that are outlined in the District and Schoolwide Title I Plans, which are developed by school leadership, parents, and community members.The plan is developed by doing a comprehensive needs assessment for the school, selecting research-based strategies, and evaluating the results being obtained. 
—Examples of how monies can be used:


◦Smaller classes or special instructional spaces


◦Hire additional special teachers, aides, tutors or aides.


◦Opportunities for professional development for school staff


◦Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need


◦A variety of supplementary teaching methods


◦An individualized program for students


◦Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction


◦After school programs, weekend programs or summer school programs.


◦Train teachers and other staff members


◦Purchase equipment and learning materials,


◦Used to support parental involvement activities


Questions and Answers—

Time for a little Q&A? 

Why are we here tonight? 

The Madison CUSD #12 Title I Family Night is just part of our districts' Parent Involvement Plan that reinforces the fact: 


Parents Are Our Greatest Partners In Helping Our Students Achieve Success.


"—Research shows that how well students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in their education."


—You can become more involved by:
  • Joining or creating the school’s parent organizations
  • Supporting school extra-curricular activities
  • Volunteering at the school
  • Attending parent-teacher conferences
  • Communicating with your student’s teacher regularly, by writing notes, telephoning the school, etc.
  • Keeping your student’s teacher informed about events in his or her life which may affect his/her performance at school
  • Discussing with your student’s teacher and parent organizations other ideas for parent involvement




Together We Can Make The Greatest Impact To Our Children’s Success  

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