Title 1 Funding - Every Student Succeeds Act
Title I is a federally funded program that provides supplemental funds to schools. Title I programs are designed to help students achieve proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards, and to assist eligible students in meeting their educational goals. Yorkville CUSD 115's Title I programs are designed to help provide early intervention support at the K-8 level. Funds are distributed to schools that have the highest poverty rate and will support services and programs that focus on children who are failing or who are most at risk of failing to meet state and academic standards. Schools qualify for School wide Title I funding if the low-income rate of the school is above 40 percent. Schools that have a poverty rate below 40 percent, but have the highest poverty rate in the district, may qualify for Targeted Assisted Title I funds. All of the schools in District 115 that qualified for Title I, qualified as Targeted Assisted Schools.
Which D115 Schools are Title I?
- Bristol Grade School
- Circle Center Grade School
- Yorkville Grade School
- Yorkville Middle School
How are Title I Funds Used?
These funds can be used to improve instructional services, promote parental involvement, increase staffing, improve programming, and provide for instructional resources. Title I programs work in conjunction with other district, state, and federal programs to improve achievement in the schools. For more detailed information, contact the Title I school principal to learn how the funds are being applied in each school.