Federal funds are allocated to support education in all locales of the nation. While they do not replace local funding, they do supportstates’ and communities’ efforts to provide programs and staffing for local school divisions and districts. Guidance is provided onhow to manage these funds and the government monitors their use.
With these dollars, students enjoy the continued benefit of extra expert teachers, additional instructional materials, and more
intensive programs for remediation with acceleration in mind. Teachers are provided support through professional development opportunities and materials to keep them current in their area of expertise.
Title I: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantages
Title I began in 1965 as Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which was reauthorized in 2001 in the No Child Left Behind Act. It is the U. S. Government's oldest and largest federal aid to education program for elementary and secondary schools in existence today. Title I funding is awarded based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced lunch. Title I money must be used to supplement - not replace - what is provided by the local school district for all other schools.
Eligible Title I Schools in King George
Research indicates students who leave elementary school functioning on grade level in reading and mathematics are more likely to be successful in secondary school and graduate on time. Therefore, the Title I program in King George County has historically supported both of these subject areas with supplemental resources and early intervention programs including Early Literacy Grouping (ELGs), Camp Excel after school remediation, Title I parent involvement nights and supplemental software like SuccessMaker.
Title II, Part A: Principal and Teacher Training
Title II provides federal funding to states and districts for activities that strengthen instructional leadership and teacher quality in all schools, especially those with a high proportion of children in poverty. Funding can be used to support a wide array of activities, including interventions for teacher professional development, so long as the activities are grounded in scientifically based research. Because communities nationwide face such a variety of needs when it comes to teacher quality, the law gives schools and districts flexibility in how the money is spent. It also holds them accountable for the proper and effective use of the funds.
Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
Federal funds awarded under Title III support programs to improve the education of limited English proficient (LEP) children and youths by helping them learn English and meet challenging state content and achievement standards. Title III programs also provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youths.