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Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • At-Risk
  • Academically Gifted
  • Exceptional Children
  • English Language Learners

What Kinds of Services?

  • Additional teachers to reduce class size
  • Instructional Specialist 
  • Tutoring
  • Teacher assistants and other support staff
  • Purchase of materials, supplies, and or equipment
  • Professional development for teachers and staff
  • Workshops and parental involvement activities for parents