How is Title I Eligibility Determined?
Each school's percentages of Direct Certification (DC) students under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program are used as the criteria of eligibility for receiving Title I funds.
Two Types of Eligibility
- Targeted Assisted - May serve only students who have the greatest need for academic assistance as determined by multiple criteria
- Schoolwide - May serve all students within in the school; may upgrade the operation of the entire school
Targeted Assisted vs. Schoolwide
- In order to qualify as a targeted assisted school, the school's CEP percentage must be at least 35%
- In order to qualify for schoolwide status, at least 40% of the school's total enrollment must qualify for Direct Certification.
Flexible Use of Funds
Schools that qualify for schoolwide status may use their funds to pay for educational programs that will benefit the entire school population which includes:
- Academically Gifted
- Exceptional Children
- English Learners
What Kinds of Services?
- Additional teachers to reduce class size
- Instructional Specialists
- Teacher assistants and other support staff
- Purchase of materials, supplies, and/or equipment
- Pre-K programs
- Professional development for teachers and staff
- Workshops/parental involvement activities for parents