WELCOME TO TITLE I !
Since 1965 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has allocated federal funds to school districts to provide supplemental educational services in schools have a high percentage of low socio-economic students. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 is the latest reauthorization of 1965 federal education legislation and Title I is the largest educational program funded in the No Child Left Behind Act. Title I provides financial assistance to participating schools to improve student achievement and to enable students in those schools to meet the challenging academic standards. Schools that receive Title I funded are generally called Title I schools.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provides for major changes in the federal role in education. This legislation, commonly referred to as NCLB, is based on the four major principles.
· Accountability for student achievement
· Flexibility for educational programs and decision making
· Expanded choices and roles for parents
· Focus on utilizing proven educational methods
Title I in Marion County
For 2009-2010 Marion County’s Title I program received $2,245,332.00 in regular and $1,379,155.00 through President Obama’s stimulus funding through the American Recovery Act. The ARRA funds have provided additional funds for 2009-2011 in the areas of Response to Intervention teachers and materials, technology programs, professional development, parent involvement, and WV Pre-K.
All Title I schools in Marion County have met the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements of No Child Left Behind and three schools have the state requirements for State Distinguished Title I Schools for this year. Also in October, 2010 Fairview Elementary was named as a National Title I Distinguished School by the West Virginia Department of Education and represented the state at the National Title I Conference in Washington D.C. in January, 2010.
In addition to serving Title I eligible schools, Title I funds provide services to homeless students identified through the McKinney Vento Act, students attending public schools but reside in institutions for neglected and delinquent children, and support for WV Pre-K sites. Fairmont Catholic is the only private school that has chosen to receive services for eligible students in their school.
TITLE I SCHOOLS for 2010-2011
Blackshere Elementary School
East Park School
Fairview Elementary School
Jayenne Elementary School
Monongah Elementary School