- Determined by number of low-income students in the district
- Districts allocate their funds to schools based on the poverty level
- Schools serve the lowest-performing students to help them achieve academically
- Provides supplemental programs and services
- Targeting dollars to low-performing students
- Placing a “highly qualified” teacher in every classroom
- Improving the qualifications of paraprofessionals
- Offering professional development for staff
- Using instructional practices and programs based on research
- Involving parents in their child’s education
Campuses qualify for Title I funding based upon their free or reduced lunch percentage. Title I, Part A campuses are either designated as targeted-assistance campuses or schoolwide campuses. All Longview ISD Title I, Part A campuses are designated as schoolwide campuses. Schoolwide campuses are able to use Title I, Part A funds to supplement services, programs and activities that impact the entire school population. Campus planning and training must include the Ten Schoolwide Components, listed here:
- A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school
- Schoolwide reform strategies that provide opportunities for all children, particularly the needs of children of target populations
- Instruction by highly qualified professional staff
- High quality and ongoing professional development for teachers, principals and paraprofessionals
- Strategies to attract high-quality highly qualified teachers to high-need schools
- Parental involvement
- Assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs
- Include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of assessments
- Students who experience difficulty mastering any of the state’s standards will be provided with effective, timely additional assistance
- Coordination and integration of Federal, State, and local services and programs
Funds are primarily used to provide supplemental highly-qualified staff, extended learning time for students, additional materials and supplies, staff development for teachers and family involvement activities.
Title I Schoolwide Program
A Title I school is eligible to become a Title I Schoolwide Program when the poverty level, (determined by free and reduced meal counts, Aid for Dependent Children [AFDC], census, or Medicaid) is at or above 40%.
Schoolwide programs have great latitude to determine how to organize their operations and allocate the multiple funding sources available to them. They do not have to identify particular children as eligible for services or separately track federal dollars. Instead, Schoolwide programs can use all allocated funds to increase the amount and quality of learning time. In this way, they can embrace a high-quality curriculum, according to a comprehensive plan that ensures all children meet the state's challenging academic standards.
Schoolwide programs serve all children in a school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall Schoolwide program. The purpose is to generate high levels of academic achievement in core subject areas for all students, especially those students most in need. This purpose is achieved through:
- High-quality instruction
- Comprehensive reform strategies and methods that are based on the use of scientifically based research
- Strategies and methods to improve teacher quality and professional development
- Consolidated use of funds.
- JL Everhart
- Ned E. Williams
- South Ward