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Title I - Parent Involvement Overview

What Is Title I?

"Title I" is the federal program that provides funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965. That Act is reauthorized by Congress from time to time, and often given a new name. It is currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act.

WOLCS receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002. NCLB is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education both at the state and local level. NCLB requires significant changes to schools that receive Title I funding.

NCLB requires:

  •  Increased accountability for states and school districts.
  •  Greater choice for parents, especially those in low performing schools.
  •  Greater flexibility for state and local education agencies in the use of federal funding.

Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to provide the best education for your child. For more information on Title 1 funding please visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/index.html.