What is the Purpose of Title 1 Funding?
The Title I Program provides supplemental supports and services needed to raise the academic achievement level of kindergarten through grade 12 students in basic and advanced skills. Title I schools implement one of two models for serving students – the targeted assistance program or a schoolwide program. Alfred B. Nobel Charter Middle School is currently operating under a schoolwide Title I program. Title I funds are allocated to schools based on poverty percentages on the annual Title I ranking. These percentages are determined by the number of low-income students, aged 5 to 17, enrolled on CBEDS day who qualify for free- or reduced-price meals or CALWORKS. Schools that rank at or above the established threshold may receive Title I resources. Nobel CMS’s ranking for the 2019-2020 school year was 49%.
How are Title 1 Funds Used?
How to use Title 1 funds rests with each school. Title 1 funds can be used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funding should assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-achieving students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title 1 funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math. All funding decisions are made by the School Site Council.