Title I provides financial assistance to LEAs (Local Educational Agencies) and schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. LEAs target Title I funds to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. Unless a participating school is operating a schoolwide program, the school must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic standards. Schools in which poor children make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs to serve all children in the school. LEAs also must offer to utilize Title I funds to provide academic enrichment services to eligible children enrolled in private schools.
More than 50,000 public schools across the country use Title I funds to provide additional 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 special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.
Over 350 schools in all 55 LEAs throughout West Virginia benefit from Title I funding. An SEA (State Education Agency) coordinator is assigned to each LEA for the purpose of providing focused technical assistance. In addition, several coordinators provide assistance in particular content areas (i.e., reading, and mathematics) and some are specifically assigned to work with schools identified for improvement
- 2014-15 through 2017-18
- 2012-13 through 2016-17
- Supporting School Reform by Leveraging Federal Funds in a Schoolwide Program PowerPoint from USDE
- Non-Regulatory Guidance: Designing Schoolwide Programs
- USDE Guidance on Title I Schoolwide Program
- Criteria for WV Title I Distinguished Schools
- Distinguished Schools K-2 Application
- Guidance for Application
- 2014-2015 Distinguished Schools
- 2013-2014 Distinguished Schools
- 2012-2013 Distinguished Schools
- 2011-2012 Distinguished Schools
- 2010-2011 Distinguished Schools
- 2009-2010 Distinguished Schools
- 2008-2009 Distinguished Schools
- 2007-2008 Distinguished Schools
- 2006-2007 Distinguished Schools
- 2005-2006 Distinguished Schools
- 2004-2005 Distinguished Schools
- 2003-2004 Distinguished Schools
- 2002-2003 Distinguished Schools
- 2001-2002 Distinguished Schools
Purpose: The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) receives federal Title I funding and is required to create a committee of practitioners to advise the State in carrying out its responsibilities.
Duties: The WVDE committee of practitioners is specifically established to review, prior to publication, any proposed or final State rule or title regulation.