Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, in order to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.
Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education and to reach--at a minimum--proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I programs utilize highly qualified staff who implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and which are supported by organized and effective parental involvement.
Edina’s Public School funding is based on free and reduced lunch count. During the 2013-14 school year, the percentage of free and reduced lunch was 9%. Due to the low number of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch, the funding received from Title 1 and II sources was minimal.
Title I funding is used to support supplemental math and reading services at Cornelia, Countryside and Creek Valley Elementary Schools.
The Title II Program provides professional development funding to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that is tied to research-based curriculum that impacts student achievement. These funds are intended to increase the academic achievement of students by improving teacher and principal quality. In particular, Title II funds are used to provide continuous, ongoing training that helps teachers better understand academic subjects and to learn new instructional strategies focused on improved student learning.
In addition to using Title II funds for professional development, funds can also be used for a variety of other purposes, from recruiting and retaining teachers to reducing class sizes.
Edina Public School uses Title II funding for professional development for teachers and administrators.
Source: Minnesota department of Education Website
Contact Mary Manderfeld, Title Coordinator 952-848-4961 or firstname.lastname@example.org